Soil Reinforcement News

  • Research: Neoloy geocell cellular confinement system for structural road pavement reinforcement & railways

    This study by Kief and Toan, published in Geotec Hanoi, surveys worldwide research, demonstrating that NPA Geocells improve layer modulus by up to x5 and reduce total costs of pavement construction by up to 20%.  The study shows that NPA Geocells are a sustainable solution for the structural base of all roadway and railway ...


    By PRS Geo-Technologies

  • Research: Performance of shallow footing on geocell reinforced clay bed

    While deep foundation or ground improvement techniques are often used to construct in soft ground, they are often very costly. Past research has shown that geocell reinforcement increases the load carrying capacity of the foundation bed and is also cost-effective. However, very few studies have tested commercially available geocells such as NPA Geocell. In this study, NPA Geocell reinforced ...


    By PRS Geo-Technologies

  • Hybrid Geocell Solution for Rail Track on Expansive Clay

    A Hybrid Geosynthetic Solution was used in a new track foundation over weak expansive clays. This unique solution combines PRS-Neoweb geocells with a geogrid layer to reinforce the sub-ballast layer. Track alignment measurements showed zero degradation, thereby demonstrating the efficacy of the hybrid solution for rail and road soil stabilization and reinforcement applications. ...


    By PRS Geo-Technologies

  • Digital Transformation in Oil Loading: Field Operations Meet Terminal Management

    The Implico Group has developed a software solution for handhelds that makes mineral oil loading faster, simpler and safer, enabling tank terminal operators to take the next step toward embracing the Internet of Things (IoT). The new, mobile solution connects employees in the field directly to the OpenTAS terminal management system to ensure that important information is immediately available ...


    By Implico Group

  • ABB Digitalizes Critical Substation in New York City to Improve Power Supply

    ABB has completed a major upgrade of a key substation in New York City, where several conventional pieces of power equipment have been replaced with digitally-enabled technology, in collaboration with leading energy utility Con Edison. The bulk power substation, among the largest of its kind in the US, supplies electricity to hundreds of thousands of customers in lower Manhattan. The area ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • ABB Delivers First Urban Battery Storage Solution In Denmark to Support Renewables

    ABB recently announced the successful commissioning of Denmark's first urban energy storage system. The Lithion-ion based battery energy storage system (BESS) will be integrated with the local electricity grid in the new harbour district of Nordhavn, Copenhagen. The system has been commissioned for Radius, DONG Energy's electrical grid division. "We are delighted to implement this ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Retro inspired Grit Bins from Wybone

    As part of a new heritage style range, we have introduced Retro Grit Bins in four classic pastel shades. Scrupulously designed to offer strength and style to suit any environment. Each unit is manufactured from a special mix of glass reinforced plastic, offering a level of durability that cannot be found in cheaper plastic units. The nature of the glass reinforced plastic ensures that the salt ...


    By Wybone Ltd

  • Geoscience organizations submit policy recommendations for Trump administration

    The National Ground Water Association joined seven geoscience organizations in proposing a slate of policy recommendations for the Trump administration. The recommendations focus on building a strong and secure nation with geoscience serving as a foundation. ...

  • Stantec Receives Award of Excellence for Low Level Road

    Stantec received further recognition for their Low Level Road Project after winning the Award of Excellence at the 2016 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards. Nilex was proud to supply them with the SierraScape Wire-Formed Retaining Wall System and the Sierra Slope Retention System as economical and aesthetic ...


    By Nilex

  • Innovations from Plymovent at Metalex

    At the Metalex in Bangkok Plymovent will show a wide range of professional products varying from mobile units, wall mounted units, extraction arms and fans. People can experience the added value of a cleaner and healthier working environment available by visiting the Plymovent booth. GoLine At the Metalex Plymovent will introduce the ...


    By Plymovent Group BV

  • U.S. Energy Department Launches Effort to Develop Advanced Water Splitting Materials

    October 25, 2106 -- The U.S. Energy Department (DOE) recently announced $10 million, subject to appropriations, to support the launch of the HydroGEN Advanced Water Splitting Materials Consortium (HydroGEN). This consortium will utilize the expertise and capabilities ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • OSI EMS Technology Selected by European National Transmission System Operator in Slovakia

    October 18, 2016 -- Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) and their partner, Indra, have been selected by Slovenska elektrizacna prenosova sustava, a.s. (SEPS) to supply a state-of-the-art SCADA/EMS system that will effectively manage the transmission system for the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • BBA Pumps Produces the Largest Non-return Valve in its History

    Many of our users may not know, but in 1953 BBA Pumps was originally founded as a manufacturer of pipe material. Today - more than sixty years and thousands of kilometers of piping later - we are still active in this product group. As our pump sets continually get larger in size and capacity, the connected pipe material and accessories need to also match ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • BC Government Funding Supports 'Gas Station' of the Future

    September 15, 2016 -- Officials recently unveiled the 'gas station' of the future, the British Columbia Institute of Technology's (BCIT) Energy Oasis project, which uses the power of the sun to fuel electric vehicles. Last year, 98% of the energy generated in ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Organic load under control

    The chemical oxygen demand is the most commonly used parameter to determine the organic load of wastewater. Precise online measurement of COD in the inlet of wastewater treatment plants helps to re-direct heavily loaded water into buffer basins while measurement in the outlet enables plant managers to evaluate the cleaning capacity of their plants. In industrial wastewater treatment, COD is ...


    By Endress Hauser

  • 1 Month Left! RainCatcher Exhibiting at RWM 2016 – Get A Free Ticket to Join Us…

    Bringing the industry together to rethink waste as a resource, RWM 2016 is the perfect event for anyone responsible for resource and waste management for their organisation or working within the sector. We’ll be at the exhibition… which is now less than a month away! ...

  • New M_one Vacuum Mass Comparator to Support the Redefined Kilogram

    As the benchmark in mass comparison, the M_one from METTLER TOLEDO delivers results accurate to 0.1 µg with typical repeatability of 0.3 µg. The newest M_one succeeds by minimizing all sources of uncertainty from the environment, the process, and even itself during both measurement and transport, making it vital in the race to define the new kilogram. The METTLER TOLEDO ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Soil nailing is ideal for tight spaces or areas

    According to OSHA, excavation is one of the most hazardous construction operations. The greatest risk for worker fatalities is from cave-ins. But excavation is a necessary part of many construction projects. There are several different options for earth retention during excavation. The decision is typically made by the Project Team based on project logistics – how deep ...


    By sinorock

  • Maccaferri US contributes to the safety of coral reefs in Puerto Rico

    The Erosion Control Magazine focused on a project aimed at protecting coral reefs in the Guánica Bay, Puerto Rico, where Maccaferri US provided supplies and our expertise. A coastal protection project in Puerto Rico, which Maccaferri US contributed to by providing Green Gabions and our know-how about coastal protection issues, was the focus of a story ...


    By Officine Maccaferri S.p.A.

  • Maccaferri: local solutions to global issues

    The increasing complexity of climatic and environmental challenges require effective solutions in order to secure industrial facilities, infrastructure and agriculture. Demographic trends in world population will continue to rise further impacting scarce resources that are already costly and unevenly distributed across the planet. Administering policies to address such challenges will be a ...


    By Officine Maccaferri S.p.A.

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