Evaluation of the Maccaferri Terramesh System Retaining Wall

The Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC), a CERF/IIEC Innovation Center, ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
978-0-7844-0626-7 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0626-X (ISBN-10), 2002, Soft Cover, Pg. 19
28 cm.

Document Type: Book

Abstract: This report describes a HITEC evaluation designed to determine the basic capabilities and limitations of the Terramesh Retaining Wall System for use as a technically viable, mechanically stabilized earth, retaining wall system. The evaluation was conducted based on material, design, construction, performance, and quality assurance mainformation outlined in the HITEC Protocol. The Terramesh System, supplied by Maccaferri, Inc., features a Gabion basket facing of various configurations and metal double-twisted grid type of soil reinforcement, which is manufactured integrally with the basket facing blocks.

Subject Headings: Retaining structures | Structural systems | Soil stabilization | Innovation | Construction materials | Highways and roads | Quality control | Metals (chemical)


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