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... »

Employment: Geohazards Technical Sales Representative

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The geohazards marketplace is growing quickly in North America. Maccaferri, Inc., one of the largest engineered materials companies in geohazards and geosynthetics, is adding a Technical Sales Representative or Sales Engineer to support its Geohazard Business Unit. This individual will be responsible for creating favorable specifications with local agencies and civil/ geotechnical consultants. Add... »

Association of Geohazard Professionals (AGHP) Continues Growth

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In North America, the field of geohazard mitigation is quite young. Around the world, however, it is a strong field of geotechnical design. Geohazard experts also utilize or their technologies are specified in conjunction with geosynthetics frequently, such as for road construction and rockfall protection. The Association of Geohazard Professionals (AGHP), which was formed in 2013, is fostering a ... »

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... »

Geohazard Association Holds First Election, Announces Board

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The Association of Geohazard Professionals (AGHP) has announced the results of its first election. Founded in 2013 to serve the large but fragmented geohazard market in North America, AGHP exists to “support the development of standards, specifications, and best practices concerning the design and implementation of geohazard-related technologies and products; and to support and provide education t... »

New Maccaferri Video Profile

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Maccaferri is one of the world’s largest geosynthetics companies. With operations around the world and a string of acquisitions that have bolstered its presence and range of offerings, the company’s portfolio of geosynthetic and geotechnical materials and projects has advanced greatly. The new corporate video from the company’s international headquarters (Italy-based Officine Mac... »

AGHP Establishes Geohazard Committees

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The Association of Geohazard Professionals (AGHP) is a new professional association that has emerged to serve and promote an engineering sector that has been largely unsupported in the United States. With a steadily growing membership base, the association has now advanced to opening geohazard committees for member participation. Current committees and chairs include: Education Committee – C... »