The DuraMesh system is a proven, engineered, reinforced soil system with a steel mesh facing for slopes up to 90°.
Cirtex® worked closely with Tonkin + Taylor and Downer Construction to find a solution for the 70˚ MSE wall that could meet both the structural parameters as well as the requests of the landscape architects. Keeping with the surrounding river environment proved challenging; however, the solution was Rock Faced DuraMesh wall using natural river stone as the facing material.
The contractor was able to pre-assemble the DuraMesh panels and the required grid run length before placing the complete units into position and backfilling. Along with the benefit of being efficient, this meant safety was optimised by allowing the employees to work in the safety of a level yard and minimising the need to work at height. The DuraMesh system allowed for safety railing system to be installed which could be easily erected and deconstructed at every lift as the wall was built.
The Rock Faced DuraMesh System provided the following benefits to the project:
A large-scale storm event struck the Coromandel Peninsula late July 2017, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. One location profoundly affected was SH25a where the Takatakahia stream embankment had suffered extensive scouring from rising water levels.
The Vector Wero Whitewater Park is a staged project designed to be a world-class tourism destination. It’s New Zealand’s first facility to offer an artificial river and watercourse for recreation, sports, emergency services training, school programs and youth development.
Storm Damage on the Coromandel Peninsular is all too common. Here we see a series of significant slips being repaired using StrataGrid® and soft facings. The contractors were keen to utilise both Cirtex products and our on-site support during construction.