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New bridge abutments with a vegetated finish

February 1, 2011

This project, submitted by ML Ingeniería, won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the 2010 International Achievement Awards(IAA) / Geosynthetics presented by the Industrial Fabrics Association International. Each project in it’s own special way, exhibits outstanding innovation, technical skill and design excellence. Submissions of geosynthetics projects for the 2011 International Achievement Awards are being accepted now. …

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Incheon Bridge project with geotextile tubes application

This project, submitted by TenCate Geosynthetics, won an Award of Excellence in the 2010 International Achievement Awards(IAA) / Geosynthetics presented by the Industrial Fabrics Association International. Each project in it’s own special way, exhibits outstanding innovation, technical skill and design excellence. Submissions of geosynthetics projects for the 2011 International Achievement Awards are being accepted now. …

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After the typhoon in Taiwan: Testament to an award-winning reinforced slope

February 1, 2010

Ace Geosynthetics wins top prize in 2009 International Achievement Awards By Ron Bygness, editor, Geosynthetics Aug. 7–10, 2009, were devastating days in Taiwan, when Typhoon Morakot struck the island directly. The waves of unrelenting rain and wind proved to be the deadliest typhoon ever to strike the island nation. More than 600 people were killed, …

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Using geotextile containers for coal-slurry disposal

TenCate Geosynthetics wins in 2009 International Achievement Awards The processing of raw coal to a saleable clean coal requires that mine operators wash the run-of-mine product using a processing plant. The raw coal contains impurities composed of rock and fireclay. Two waste streams are created by this process: coarse rock and fine rock particles. At …

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Geotextile containers for dewatering septage

TenCate Geosynthetics wins in 2009 International Achievement Awards In 2002, Ontario’s provincial legislature and the Ministry of Environment (MOE) produced a policy paper announcing its intent to eliminate the land application of untreated septage (septic tank waste). While 90% of residents in Ontario used local sanitary sewers to dispose of waste and, therefore, were unaffected …

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TenCate Geosynthetics wins 2008 Award of Excellence for Geosynthetic Projects

February 1, 2009

The award is part of the 2008 International Achievement Awards presented by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI). Abstract This project upgraded an existing, narrow rural road to a British Columbia Ministry of Transportation (BCMoT) standard 8m-wide, gravel surface road. About 85m of the existing road crossed a stream and swamp area located between 2 …

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Reinforced wall project launches new retail development in Southern California

Project highlights: The Shops at Sycamore Creek (15.6-acre site), Corona, Calif. Location: Riverside County, Calif., Interstate-15 Freeway Frontage and Indian Truck Trail (adjacent to the Elsinore Fault zone) Purpose of retaining wall: To create a construction pad allowing enough flat buildable land for the ensuing retail development. Due to the height and magnitude, Riverside County …

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Riverbank protection helps save a cemetery

Compiled and edited by Ron Bygness For nearly a century-and-a-half, Big Bend Lutheran Church in west-central Minnesota has stood proudly on a 60-ft bluff overlooking the Chippewa River. The founders of this rural parish also plotted a cemetery adjacent to the chuch and even closer to the overlook of the Chippewa’s south bank as the …

TenCate Geosynthetics wins 2007 Award of Excellence

February 1, 2008

The award is part of the 2007 International Achievement Awards presented by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI). Project description This project featured the construction of a 1H:1V geosynthetic reinforced steepened slope, 242ft high at Yeager Airport in Charleston, W.Va. This hillside buildup was one part of a nearly $20 million project. The slope was …

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ML Ingenieria S.A. de C.V. wins 2007 Outstanding Achievement Award

The award is part of the 2007 International Achievement Awards presented by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI). Project description This project underscored the advantages of using geogrids to build many of the biggest retaining walls ever constructed in Chilpancingo, the capital city of the state of Guerrero, México. Retaining walls were designed to support …