Projects and case studies featuring ground engineering on EXTERNAL WORKS. Inspiration and ideas to help you find the best solution for your project.
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  • Phi Group: Timber retaining walls with fence extension for housing
    Timber retaining walls with fence extension for housing
    Phi Group
    A £6 million development in Barclay Street, Glasgow by Loretto Housing includes 49 homes for social rent, and a mix of flats and houses, with four of the flats suitable for wheelchairs. Phi Group was contracted for the...
  • Phi Group: Gabion retaining wall for quarry
    Gabion retaining wall for quarry
    Phi Group
    Phi Group designed, supplied and installed a 5m-high x 3m-wide gabion retaining wall for The Mansfield Sand Company at its Two Oaks Quarry. Due to the restrictions of having to work around existing machinery, the gabion was...
  • Greenfix Soil Stabilisation & Erosion Control: Eromat erosion control blanket protects artificial dune
    Eromat erosion control blanket protects artificial dune
    Greenfix Soil Stabilisation & Erosion Control
    As part of the works on Swansea University's new Bay Campus at Skewen, an artificial dune has been created to protect the site from tidal surges. The landward side of this is protected by Greenfix's Eromat erosion control...
  • Terram: Tree root protection in Kent using TERRAM GEOCELL
    Tree root protection in Kent using TERRAM GEOCELL
    Terram
    TERRAM GEOCELL was specified with the dual purpose of offering a strong stable base for the access routes and to protect tree roots from damage on a roadway for a new housing development in Kent. TERRAM GEOCELL was installed...
  • Gravitas International: Flex MSE for tieback gravity wall along creek
    Flex MSE for tieback gravity wall along creek
    Gravitas International
    Flex MSE Vegetated Wall System was installed as a tie-back gravity wall along the bank of a creek. The length of the filled units were used to tie back into the bank, without requiring further reinforcement. The Flex MSE...
  • Grass Concrete: Grasscrete GC2 aids flood alleviation, Tilgate Dam
    Grasscrete GC2 aids flood alleviation, Tilgate Dam
    Grass Concrete
    Tilgate Park, a natural leisure facility, attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The Environment Agency identified the need to reduce the incidence of flooding along the River Mole in a plain extending as far...
  • Phi Group: Gabion baskets create retaining walls for SMART motorway
    Gabion baskets create retaining walls for SMART motorway
    Phi Group
    Phi Group installed over 1, 600m3 of gabions, supplying both the 6G gabon infill stone and 1,000m3 granular backfill material to create retaining walls along stretches of the M1 motorway.
  • Elite Precast Concrete: Huge interlocking retaining wall for distribution centre
    Huge interlocking retaining wall for distribution centre
    Elite Precast Concrete
    Main contractor, Winvic, asked Elite to provide over a thousand 2,400kg Legato™ interlocking concrete blocks for the construction of a huge retaining wall as part of the development of a £multi-million, 310,000ft2...
  • Gravitas International: Vegetated wall system for 10m-high retaining bank
    Vegetated wall system for 10m-high retaining bank
    Gravitas International
    The Flex MSE vegetated wall system was used to create a 10m-high retaining wall for a highway that runs over a sensitive stream. There were 6 batter-angle changes on the bank and the face of the wall was less than 1m away...
  • Phi Group: Gabion retaining wall - Sunderland AFC Academy of Light
    Gabion retaining wall - Sunderland AFC Academy of Light
    Phi Group
    The Academy of Light is the UEFA five star certified training facilities and youth academy for Sunderland AFC. Phi Group was appointed to design, supply and install free-standing gabion walls which would provide protection...
  • URBASTYLE®: Concrete architectural retaining walls for high school
    Concrete architectural retaining walls for high school
    URBASTYLE®
    Barlow RC High School in Didsbury required retaining walls in bespoke shapes and finishes. Architectural concrete retaining walls were provided in a white finish with special bamboo structure engraving. Urbastyle is able to...
  • Phi Group: Gabion baskets support existing stone wall at university
    Gabion baskets support existing stone wall at university
    Phi Group
    Phi Group provided 100m3 of gabion baskets to support an existing stone wall at the University of Huddersfield. Access was restricted due to the canal-side location, so careful planning and sequencing of the work was needed.
  • ACO Water Management: Ground reinforcement system for vegetable garden paths
    Ground reinforcement system for vegetable garden paths
    ACO Water Management
    GroundGuard, ACO's lightweight ground reinforcement system, played a key role in the upgrade of a vegetable garden. GroundGuard, was installed by the building and landscape firm Bradfield & Davies to secure gravel and...
  • Greenfix Soil Stabilisation & Erosion Control: Slope Protection Hurstbourne Priors, Andover
    Slope Protection Hurstbourne Priors, Andover
    Greenfix Soil Stabilisation & Erosion Control
    This private client required an economic and effective solution to the problems of burrowing animals undermining an embankment, and potential soil erosion on the steepened slopes. The solution had to be effective and easily...
  • Grass Concrete: 360m3 of Grasscrete system GC1, private car park, Kuwait
    360m3 of Grasscrete system GC1, private car park, Kuwait
    Grass Concrete
    The hostile desert climate of Kuwait makes grass growth difficult, with summer daytime temperatures of over 45°C. This project featured an irrigation system to achieve grass growth.