Reinforced wall project launches new retail development in Southern California

February 1, 2009

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 …

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 …

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 …

Flint Industries Inc. 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 involved installing a soil cap over the surface of a 55-acre sludge pond under the auspices of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). The capping system required the installation of high-strength woven …

Five-year CalTrans freeway project is nearing completion in San Diego

February 1, 2007

From the 2006 International Achievement Awards for Geosynthetic Projects Introduction In an effort to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety conditions in northern San Diego, the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) is adding lanes and creating a truck bypass at the Interstate 5/805 junction. A unique portion of this project is the construction of a …