PODCAST: Perspectives on Puncture Protection for Landfill Lining Systems

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The field of geosynthetics has often been defined by how these materials improve the performance and economics of a particular site or application. One of the ways that geosynthetics achieve such goals is through rigorous testing to ensure proper selection of a material. However, engineering approaches are often driven by a market’s level of infrastructure development and regulatory readiness. Thi... »

Pumped Storage Facility Revitalized by GCL Barrier

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By NAUE – After more than 50 years of operation, the Hohenwarte II pumped storage facility near Saalfeld/Thuringia had seen many changes both in the ways in which the facility needed to be used and in its infrastructure and performance. Numerous changes had occurred to the site’s inlets and outlets. The pumped storage facility began to exhibit high rates of leakage. The issue was the aging, ... »

VIDEO: Pumped Storage Plant Barrier Rehabilitation, Germany

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The latest video from NAUE tells the story of the pumped storage plant barrier rehabilitation in Hohenwarte, Germany. The project provided an essential update a half-century-old site. Geosynthetic clay liner (GCL) has been the centerpiece of the sealing system’s update. “We have an upper reservoir with two concrete dams and a rockfill dam provided with a clay seal,” says Dipl.-In... »

Geosynthetic Coastal Protection in England

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By NAUE – From the arrival of the Romans to the Saxons and Normans clashing upon the shore, and from the Spanish Armada to Napolean and two World Wars, England has a long and well known history of coastal protection. Today, coastal protection remains a high priority—though it now focuses on erosion and flood control and civil infrastructure. The West Sands Beach Project at Medmerry near Selsey and... »

VIDEO: Rockfall Protection Wall in Val d’Isère

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Last year Geosynthetica profiled NAUE’s rockfall protection wall design in Val d’Isère, a renowned winter sports region in Southeastern France. Now, the company has released video of the construction and finished work. The geosynthetic reinforcement project enabled the Val d’Isère area, situated at 1800m above sea level, to host World Cup skiing this past winter. The Val d’Isère Projec... »

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... »

NAUE Publishes Mining and Geosynthetics Document

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The beneficial impact of geosynthetics on the mining industy has increasingly been a focus at international engineering conferences and in engineering journals and trade magazines. The growth of heap leaching (gold, copper, uranium, etc.), for example, is integrally linked to the performance of geosynthetics. NAUE, which manufacturers a large range of geosynthetic materials used by the mining indu... »

Updated Geogrid Calculator for Unpaved Base Reinforcement

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International geosynthetics manufacturer NAUE has updated its geogrid calculator tool for unpaved base reinforcement. SecuCalc 2.2 performs generic calculation of non-reinforced and geogrid-reinforced aggregate bases. Applications targeted by the design and cost estimation tool include roadway, access and haul road, parking lot, and similar designs. The user-friendly functionality takes into accou... »

Reinforced Rockfall Protection Bund in Val d’Isère

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By NAUE Geosynthetics – Val d’Isère in Southeastern France is famous as a winter sports area. But the beautiful mountains surrounding the valley, which is situated at an altitude of 1,800m, have a dark side: falling rocks! NAUE Secugrid® geogrids helped enable a protection bund to be constructed despite severe space limitations. The district of La Daille posed the main problem. Increas... »

NAUE Reinforces Big Box Business

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For the construction of a new big box store in Corinne, Utah, the extensive parking lot was found to be located over weak soils. Base course reinforcement was needed. Project engineers asked for geogrid reinforcement, and after investigating product options they chose NAUE Secugrid® 30/30 Q1 on the basis of strength, long-term performance, and cost effectiveness. »