Reinforced Soil Wall Supports 1000-Ton Crane Working Platform

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The Elan Valley Aqueduct (EVA) is an important part of the water supply for Birmingham City (Wales) and its surrounding area. The principal structure is 100 years old. The 120 km long EVA discharges 300 million liters of water per day in the Frankley Water Treatment Works (WTW), supplying 1.2 million people with potable water and future reserves in the event of emergency. When Severn Trent Water d... »

Reinforcing Scotland’s Strathy North Wind Farm

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Nearly 100,000m2 of geogrids have been utilized in the wide-scale stabilization of site access roads for the North Strathy Wind Farm in the Scottish Highlands. Situated near Strathy on the north coast in Sutherland, more than 18km of access roads have been installed to construction and long-term access to the 33 turbines. The Scottish ministries approved the 68 MW development in 2011, and in 2013 ... »

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... »

IGS UK Unveils New Website

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The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) United Kingdom chapter (IGS UK) has unveiled a new website: www.igs-uk.org. The updated design is responsive to the user’s device (laptop, smartphone, tablet) and site sections emphasize research, events, downloable resources, and more. New IGS President (and former IGS UK Chairman) Dr. Russell Jones noted, “I am delighted to see the new IGS UK Chapter... »

UK Environment Agency Republishes Geomembrane Publications

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You may be seeing a lot of familiar material returning from the Environment Agency of the United Kingdom online. A new website for www.uk.gov has started reissuing reports as it replenishes its online library. Some of these materials feature updated layouts and sections, but some are also older reports (e.g., from 2009’s series) bearing only a new date (the date of reposting to the site). That cer... »

Tensar Manager Celebrates Landmark Anniversary

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Jonathan Cook, Tensar International’s Manager of Products and Technology (Eastern Hemisphere), is celebrating 20 years with the global soil-reinforcement and ground stabilisation leader. Joining the company in April 1994 after completing a degree in Civil Engineering at the Bolton Institute of Higher Education, Jonathan has risen through the ranks, including roles as Area Civil Engineer for Northe... »

TenCate Wins Publication Award from ICE

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The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in the United Kingdom has awarded TenCate Geosynthetics for the article “Modelling the geotextile tube dewatering process” in Geosynthetics International Magazine. This publication was chosen as one of three best papers. The paper details the geotextile tube dewatering process, which consists of multiple cycles of slurry filling and drawdown in ... »

Keyline Expands Geotechnical Expertise in UK

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Keyline Builders Merchants, a large, United Kingdom-based supplier of civils, heavy building materials and drainage products, has announced the establishment of a new geotechnics  team. The enhanced focus on geotechnical expertise will be extended through all of Keyline’s UK branches. In a July 16 announcement, the company notes: The new team will specialise in providing geotechnical advice and a ... »