11 ICG Preview – Maccaferri Contributes a Wide Look at Geosynthetic Design

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Maccaferri is one of the world’s biggest geosynthetics companies. In this 11 ICG Preview, we look at the technical expertise the company will share with the global engineering community during the 11th International Conference on Geosynthetics (16 – 21 September 2018) in Seoul. Maccaferri also invites attendees to visit its team at Booths 63 & 64 in the 11 ICG exhibit hall. 11 ICG PREVIEW – MA... »

INTERVIEW: Polymeric Strap Reinforcement for MSE Walls

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The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting honored the paper “Instrumented MSE Wall Reinforced with Polyester Straps” (Paper #15-0895) with its Best Paper 2015 award from TRB’s Soil Mechanics Section. The work, which was sponsored by TRB committee AFS10 Transportation Earthworks, was co-authored by Yushan Luo, Dov Leshchinsky, Pietro Rimoldi, Giulia Lugli, and Chao Xu... »

MSE Wall Paper Earns Best Paper Award from TRB

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The annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) meetings in Washington, D.C. provide some of the most influential transportation engineering discussions. Geosynthetics are always part of papers, standards discussions, research awards, and more at this 12,000+ attendee event that draws experts from around the world. Now, it has been announced that the TRB 2015 paper “Instrumented MSE Wall Reinforced... »

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,... »