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Thinking Geosynthetics. Think SGS

Thinking Geosynthetics. Think SGS

Reinforcing Soil with Huesker

huesker green wallLeading Geogrid manufacturer Huesker won the 2010 IGS award for the "development of geosynthetic reinforcements made of innovative polymers". Technical Director of Huesker , Dr-Ing. Alexiew is a member of the working group that developed the new German guide for design of geosynthetic reinforced structures - EBGEO, which is recognised as the state of the art.

Huesker’s Fortrac geogrid finds wide usage in modular block retaining wall structures and has RTA (now RMS) pre-approval for use in Keystone, Allan Block, Landmark and Vertica systems. Check the RTA website to confirm that Fortrac has amongst the highest design strengths according to the RTA design code R57.

Huesker is also known for its Green Wall system that makes use of a simple steel mesh lost formwork face combined with Fortrac soil reinforcement. Other innovative systems include the Ringtrac geotextile encased sand columns for piling in extremely soft soils. Huesker designers, through local partner Southern Geosynthetics, work closely with clients to develop cost effective solutions to a range of geotechnical problems.

Recently at Mt.Anderson, near Omeo in Victoria’s high country, the DSE were faced with a large road slip and Huesker designers provided design support for the use of Fortrac geogrids in a reinforced slope. A simple "wraparound" face was adopted to complete the steepened slope. Flexible Fortrac geogrids are ideal for wraparound structures and have BBA certified design life of 120 years.