Reinforced Soil at Underground Storage Facilities

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By Low & Bonar – CEPRO a.s., a government-owned major distributor of crude oil in the Czech Republic chose to build a large-capacity underground storage facility in Loukov to improve crude oil supply in the eastern part of country. The challenges of reinforced soil structures around tanks were answered to by Enka Solutions. Safety is critical for storage of combustible liquids and any failure ... »

Press Release: Low and Bonar Financial Update

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Low & Bonar (“the Group”), the international performance materials group with leading positions in niche industrial markets, today provides a brief update on trading for the year ended 30 November 2014. The Group expects to report full year results on 3 February 2015. On a constant currency basis, sales were 7.2% ahead of last year (5.5% up on a like-for-like basis excluding Texipl... »

Low and Bonar Appoints New CEO

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6 June 2014 – Low & Bonar PLC (the “Group”), the international performance materials group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brett Simpson as its new Group Chief Executive. Mr. Simpson will join the Company on 26 August 2014 and will replace Steve Good as Group Chief Executive with effect from 8 September 2014. As announced in February, Mr. Good will retire from the ... »

Designing Reinforced Earthwalls to Eurocode 7, Part 1

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In this two-part article, Alain Hérault, Sabihi Abdelhak, and Chakib El Iraki write on the new French standard NF P 94-270 and how it establishes design rules for the use of geosynthetics and other reinforcing materials in reinforced earth walls and steep slope applications. These rules, based on the partial factors defined in Eurocode 7 (EN 1997), were applied to a huge Mediterranean bypass proje... »

Designing Reinforced Earthwalls to Eurocode 7, Part 2

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In this two-part article, Alain Hérault, Sabihi Abdelhak, and Chakib El Iraki write on the new French standard NF P 94-270 and how it establishes design rules for the use of geosynthetics and other reinforcing materials in reinforced earth walls and steep slope applications. These rules, based on the partial factors defined in Eurocode 7 (EN 1997), were applied to a huge Mediterranean bypass proje... »

Protecting New Orleans Levee Systems

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The US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) has been engaged in an extensive levee reconstruction program throughout the New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA) region ever since 2005's Hurricane Katrina. Geosynthetics have been an important part of the geotechnical solutions. In this case study from Colbond, we take a look at how wick drains have been used to prepare and stabilize the area's very soft soils in o... »