Did you know that Reinforced Earth® retaining walls are an excellent solution for runways extension?
Our structures are particularly suited to the constraints related to the construction of new airports including the extension or renovation and upgrade of their take-off and landing runways.
Airports are usually located in fundamentally constraints areas (hillside or coastal areas, for example, or property line) which complicates very often their expansion projects. Reinforced Earth retaining walls allow, in particular, to extend the tracks even in tight spaces.
Reinforced Earth structures have an ability to withstand very high concentrated loads. They are perfectly compatible with the case of routine and accidental loads to take into account in these projects.
Some examples of runways extension projects worldwide: