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Case Study 9: Laydown Yard, Port of Nanaimo

Case Study 9: Laydown Yard, Port of Nanaimo

Location:
Nanaimo, BC
Date:
August, 2012
Product:
AllianceGeo BX2020 (60,000 SY)
Engineer:
Herold Engineering, TetraTech
Contractor:
Hazelwood Construction


Application / Problem Description:
Reinforcement of an unbound aggregate laydown area used to stock various wind turbine components.

Solution:
Two layers of Pacific GeoSource BX2020 RockGrid were placed within a 14 inch thickness of aggregate. Incorporating a geogrid solution resulted in a 50% reduction in the required thickness; this saved the contractor 8,000 tons of aggregate and 5 days’ construction time.

userCase Study 9: Laydown Yard, Port of Nanaimo