12,000sqm Of Reinforced Earth Concrete Retaining Walls Supplied To Inner City Bypass Project

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Title: 12,000sqm Of Reinforced Earth Concrete Retaining Walls Supplied To Inner City Bypass Project

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Date: 2/13/2011

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Awarded to Leighton Contractors in early 2000, this D&C project incorporated some 12,000 square meters of concrete faced retaining walls spread over 20+ structures from one end of the new bypass to the other. Using the Reinforced Earth concept, the structures formed ramps, bridge abutments and viaducts, and incorporated a variety of architecturally designed patterns and colors. The coordination of the Reinforced Earth wall design, manufacture and installation formed a major part of the project and was a real planning accomplishment. Design of the large number of structures was developed in stages in line with the D&C style contract. And as such a contract demands, The Reinforced Earth Company was required to work in closely with project architects and designers, and to be ready to react quickly to continuously changing design requirements as they occurred. Coordinating the design work for retaining walls, whilst continuously manufacturing and supplying panels to site represented a serious challenge.


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