n IMIESA - Reinforced shoring on the R72 - roads & bridges

Volume 44 Number 1
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
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  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 44 Number 1, Jan 2019, p. 15 - 16
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)


The road’s new width meant there would be no space for diversions during the construction of culverts, and providing temporary access over new culverts prior to the finished level being constructed would result in unnecessary extra work. To remedy the situation, consulting firm Gibb Africa specified Kaytech’s RockGrid PC and bidim, which were used as geosynthetic wraparound reinforced shoring around the culverts for in-line construction on the new road.

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