We are pleased to present to you the current edition of the English Journal GeoResources.
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Finding eco- and climate-friendly infrastructure solutions for liveable cities, where space and financial resources are limited, poses huge challenges. If these are to be tackled effectively engineers need to think outside the box and explore new horizons.
Innovative sheet piles made of plasticizerfree polyvinyl chloride (PVC-U) are regulated in the German standard DIN 16456. They are an economical solution in various applications as an alternative to conventional steel sheet piling. They also make an important contribution to climate and environmental protection, particularly in the rewetting of moors.
Huesker launched the world’s first geogrid made from 100 % recycled PET. The new product offers the same quality as its conventional counterpart.
Building with Geosynthetics in the Stuttgart-Ulm Major Project of the Deutsche Bahn AG – Part 2 Geogrid Applications
In the major project Stuttgart-Ulm of the Deutsche Bahn AG, geosynthetics are used in various areas and with different functions. This part 2 of a series of papers deals with applications of geogrids with a reinforcement function.
Soil cement can be produced without excavating the soil and backfilling thanks to the Schökem process. The innovative method caters for manifold application possibilities in special foundation engineering.
Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project (BBDMP) is one of Nepal’s 11 National Pride Projects-prioritized plans sanctioned by the Government of Nepal to further develop the mostly rural country. The BBDMP TBM excavation was a success. Nepal’s first tunnel boring machine broke through in April 2019 – about one year ahead of the project schedule.
The GeoResources Team interviewed Klaus Wachter, CEO of SCAUT, the Swiss Center of Applied Underground Technologies. This competence center seeks to employ existing know-how for the innovative use of the underground space.
Plug-in Crosscut Element – How standardised pre-manufactured Crosscut Wall Systems improve overall Tunnelling Effectiveness
The Plug-in Crosscut Element (PCE) is a highly standardised, high precision pre-manufactured and fully assembled ready-to-install concrete wall system. It is designed to close cross connecting galleries in a tunnel in one step. This article explains the remarkable advantages of the innovative PCEs as less manufacturing cost, installation and commissioning time saving, increased safety, and high system reliability.
Of the top ten business risks facing the mining sector Ernst & Young ranks ‘License to operate’ in first place and ‘Energy mix’ sixth. Sustainability is therefore set to become increasingly important in the mining industry of the future. This article explains how energy production and storage can help overcome the challenges that lie ahead.
Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences is currently conducting tests to determine how the compressive strength of rock can be altered by means of microwave irradiation. This paper presents the findings of tests carried out on samples of Odenwald Bunter sandstone.
CFT GmbH Compact Filter Technic has designed, built and installed containerised shaft ventilation systems for potash mines in Belarus and the UK. This article describes the new equipment and explains how the innovative design has proved successful.
Implementation of BIM as a Key Element for Modernisation at the Construction Company Hochtief Polska
Construction is struggling with innovation, mainly due to intense price competition and low margins. The next innovation wave seems to be Building Information Modeling (BIM). This article deals with the implementation of BIM at Hochtief Polska.