The urban environment involves building commercial space and logistical infrastructure to support economic sustainability of the region.
This commercial space will normally include:
- Office buildings
- Retail centers
- Car parks
- Ports, shipyards and rail spurs
Retaining Walls and Tunnels in the City
Terre Armee offers a variety of vertical retaining wall solutions for inner-city site walls using Reinforced Earth®, TerraLink™, T-Wall, and TechWall. Reinforced soil slopes and “green” walls are furnished using Terratrel and GeoTrel.
Tunnels and buried structures for the conveyance of people and goods are addressed with our TechSpan® precast arch solution, and TechBox.
Warehouses, Ports/Shipyards, & Rail spurs
Moving goods between locations in order to reach retailers and customers involves a cycle of receiving, handling, storing, and transferring. Each part of the cycle entails it’s infrastructure design approach.
Whether planning around roadways, railways or airports, these structures require careful logistical planning. For instance warehousing of goods normally entails large land-use in areas within or nearby the cities that are not zoned for tenant and office space but rather as industrial zones. Poor soils at these industrial locations require specialized developing and Terre Armee is equipped with professional engineering to tackle these challenges..
Site Preparation, Reinforcement and Drainage
Whether building in the City Center or in the outlying industrial zones, planners and builders are regularly challenged with weak, compressible, and even contaminated soils. Foundations and platforms that support buildings often require special preparation and strengthening in order to support heavy and sometimes unpredictable loading. Terre Armee’s range of geogrids are ideal solutions for basal and subgrade reinforcement, load distribution, and settlement control under load carrying platforms. Control and protection against damage caused by seepage is made possible through the use of our HDPE drainage channeling composites called TerraFlow. For robust erosion control protection Terre Armee answers to the needs of builders with the TA Cell solution which is an expandable high performance HDPE cellular confinement system.
The need for soil nailing and anchoring is common in urban site development for the reinforcement of excavated embankments. Whether for permanent or temporary applications, Terre Armee is equipped to design and furnish our TerraNail and TerraAnchor systems.