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LOCATION

Aqaba, Jordan

Client

Aqaba Development Corporation

Product used

StrataGrid™ – SGU 40, SGU 120

Application

Construction of retaining walls with block fascia

About the project

The Aqaba Development Authority at Jordan was looking for a technically advanced and cost-effective solution for the movement of heavy trailers towards their container yards (which lie in marine areas and hence have weaker sub-bases). The client preferred a solution that enabled the use of site-won material and previously-made blocks at the site.

Strata’s geotechnical experts provided the designs for the retaining wall with block fascia while using site-won materials. The design was created considering the heavy loads of fully loaded containers carrying vehicles (~30 KPa). Gabions filled with stones were provided at the toe of the RS wall in 3 layers to protect the toe of the wall against the scouring effect for the entire life of the structure. Strata used their high-performance geogrid product. 

Using materials available on-site reduced the costs incurred and saved time. Heavy machinery and skilled labour were also not required as blocks can be placed manually.

StrataBlock™  has a pleasant aesthetic appearance that matched the architectural requirement of the projects.

Technical drawing

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