Crucial I-95 road link fixed in weeks thanks to geosynthetics

June 27th, 2023

Repairs to a crucial roadway using aggregates made from recycled glass and polymeric geosynthetic reinforcements have allowed commuters to get back on the road sooner than expected. An elevated section of Interstate 95 that passes through northeast Philadelphia, Pa., collapsed on June 11 after a fuel tanker crashed onto the road below killing its driver […]

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Embankment reinforcement using 1750 kN/m strength geogrids

June 1st, 2023

Figure 1 Installation of the high-strength, high-modulus geogrid. In 2015, a variant road was built to relieve urban traffic in the southeastern section of federal road BR 101, more precisely in Florianopolis, which is the capital city of Santa Catarina, Brazil. With a length of 4,828 km (3,000 miles), BR-101 is a major Brazilian highway […]

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Flood reconstruction with geosynthetics

February 16th, 2022

The use of geogrid-reinforced earth allows reconstruction of a flood-destroyed German bridge in record time. The Swistbach Bridge in Heimerzheim, Germany, was destroyed by floods in July 2021. Photograph courtesy of Heitkamp BauHolding GmbH With the increase in extreme weather events worldwide because of climate change, such as those in July 2021 in Germany (in […]

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HUESKER Group acquires NBW Mining Australia

December 14th, 2016

Germany-based HUESKER Synthetic GmbH announced in a Dec. 14 press release that is has acquired one of its long-time partners, NBW Mining Pty. Ltd. in Australia. The release noted that HUESKER and NBW have had an exclusive and professional business relationship during the past 20 years. When commenting on the acquisition HUESKER CEO, Dr. F.-Hans […]

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