During the recent Geosynthetics Middle East conference and trade show in Abu Dhabi, Maccaferri was named the winner of that event’s “Best Geosynthetics Project.”
The title of winning project is “The 32m-high ParaMesh retaining wall at the Al Jais Mountain Road Project in Ras al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates (UAE).”
A Maccaferri press release described the project:
- “To cover the road length of 36km, which rises up to a height of 1,700m (5,577ft), many sections run alternatively due to mountainous morphology.
- “Retaining wall construction was done adopting the ParaMesh soil reinforcement system technology by combining the Terramesh System (as facia and secondary reinforcement) and high-strength geogrids as primary soil reinforcement.”
Maccaferri described it further as “a modular system used to form rock-faced reinforced soil walls—also known as mechanically stabilized earth walls (MSEW)—and embankments.”
The press release noted that this system allows the use of rock-blasted material up to 20cm to be used as backfill material due to increased vertical spacing between the geogrid layers and the polyethylene coating.