NAUE Reviews 2015 Geosynthetic Projects and Markets

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Though 2015 saw a number of enormous challenges for manufacturers, the geosynthetics market found a number of successes. NAUE, which has its international headquarters in Germany, has just released its year-end edition of NAUE News. The issue includes a number of interesting geosynthetic projects from year, and, in keeping with tradition, it opens with a letter about the how the company and the la... »

IGS UK Joint Meeting Revisits Award-Winning Reinforced Wall

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On 3 March 2015, the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) UK Chapter will offer a joint meeting of the IGS UK and Yorkshire Geotechnical Group. Presenter Dave Crowther (Maccaferri Ltd.) will present on the enormous, award-winning Pakyong Airport MSE wall in Sikkim, India. The presentation, “The tallest reinforced soil structure in the world?”, will profile 550m wide, 1.7 km long, and nearly 7... »

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Pietro Rimoldi on 80m High Reinforced Wall

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In a 9-minute interview with Geosynthetica’s Elizabeth Peggs, Maccaferri‘s Pietro Rimoldi discusses an extraordinary hybrid reinforced wall design utilized in Sikkim, India. The result is an 80m high structure at the Sikkim Airport–a critical access point in a region largely cutoff by geography. Further complicating the design is the seismic activity. Despite a 6.9-magnitude eart... »

Seismic Behavior of Hybrid Reinforced Soil High Walls and Slopes

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By Pietro Rimoldi, A.D. Gharpure, and R.R. Mahajan – Reinforced soil walls offer economic advantages over conventional mass gravity wall systems as the height of the wall increases. The cost of reinforcement constitutes an important part of the total cost of a reinforced soil retaining wall and can be as great as about 25% of the cost of the wall, depending on the wall height, backfill type,... »