Geofabrics was approached by Coleman Rail to assist on Steamranger, a historic train society in South Australia running trains on the Victor Harbor railway line.
Geofabrics New Zealand Ltd are pleased to announce the completion of the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) approval process for all our Geosynthetic Reinforcing products which meet clause 6.8.1 of the Bridge Manual 3rd edition of the NZ Transport Agency’s Bridge Manual.
Not all geotextiles are created equal when it comes to cushioning performance and it is important to consider this when specifying these products.
Geofabrics Australasia Pty Ltd (Geofabrics), the Australasian leader in geosynthetics, today entered into a distributor agreement with Concrete Canvas Ltd (Concrete Canvas), the inventors of the innovative Concrete Canvas® Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mat (GCCM).
In 2014/15 over $1 billion was spent by Australian rail asset owners and operators on track maintenance works. However, a recent report prepared by industry leading cost consultants, WT Partnership, has shown that a reduction in maintenance costs can be achieved if asset owners and operators embraced innovative geosynthetic solutions to reduce whole of life costs.
BIS Shrapnel’s Engineering Construction in Australia 2016 – 2030 September 2016 update highlighted two significant events in the Australian Engineering Construction sector: Transition of the mining and resources segment from Capex to Opex and a move by state and federal governments to invest in road and rail transport infrastructure following the 2011 to 2015 trough in public sector investment.
Gabion structures have been around for well over 100 years and in the 21st century Maccaferri gabions have been used to build structures over 70 m high. Double twist (DT) mesh gabions can be used in many applications from architectural to structurally sensitive projects.
Anyone who uses the road infrastructure in Australia also makes a small contribution to what are known as road-deposited sediments (RDS). The contribution of one individual is insignificant but the net effect of all of our combined road use results in a significant amount of waste material. What are road-deposited sediments? Road-Deposited Sediments are small particulates that accumulate around our road infrastructure.
The ferocious storms which pounded the NSW and Southern Queensland coasts last weekend brought into focus the Climate Council's 2014 report Counting the Costs: Climate Change and Coastal Flooding.
The report predicts that more than $226 billion in commercial, industrial, road and rail, and residential assets around Australian coasts are potentially at risk by 2100 due to rising sea levels and climate change. The report also calculates that 52% of Australia's coastline is susceptible to recession due to climate change, rising sea levels and storm surges.
In two instances along the coast Council and landowners have worked to proactively protect their beachfront from the effects of climate change; protecting their beaches from the impact of last weekend’s storms.
Geofabrics has been awarded Australian Manufacturer of the Year at the 2016 Manufacturers' Monthly Endeavour Awards in the Industrial Products category for our Trinet® and Flownet® geonet geocomposite drainage systems.