By the side of each of these batteries other workmen were strengthening gabions
filled with earth, the lining of another battery.
Contract notice: Supply and transport material lithoplirosis gabions
in the context of implementation of the act flood and demarcation of the river alpheus ilia.
Various companies are producing gabions
that represent an easy way to build perimeter defences as well as protective shelters in case of mortar or rocket attack.
They are a proven long-term solution to traditional alternatives such as riprap, gabions
, structural concrete, grout mats and other durable hard-armor protection systems.
- wire cages filled with stone, cobbles, tiles, bottles and logs - make great screens, benches or retaining walls for raised beds to reflect your individual style.
Beginning with an overview of the cultural history of wall construction and universal design principles, the work examines in turn stone masonry, concrete, bricks, plastered walls, walls with facings, gabions
and rammed earth walls, including in each section, information about design characteristics, materials, weathering, and construction details.
Two products listed are UltraFlex[TM] Articulating Concrete Block Mats (alternatives to rip rap, gabions
, structural concrete, grout mats and other durable hard-armor protection systems) and UltraLok[TM], described as hand-placed interlocking blocks for installation in areas where heavy equipment can't be used due to site constraints and access issues.
The standards include test methods, material specifications, practices, and guides and relate to manufactured materials such as mulches and tackifiers, biodegradable blankets, turf reinforcement mats, sediment retention and filtration devices, gabions
, grout-filled mats, geotextiles, and articulating concrete block systems, as well as natural materials including soil, rock riprap, and willows and grasses.
While the house may on first impressions appear to be a bit of a one-liner, relying solely on its novel use of hanging gabions
, the architect does allude to a number of more subtle gestures.
Brian Anderson, a sculptor from Llandre, near Aberystwyth, came u p with the idea of the Pebblecube - essentially a wire mesh container filled with anything from slate to stone or glass - when he saw the gabions
used at the side of the roads and in landscaping.
Examples of the items included ready-mix asphalt, quick-setting concrete, geotextiles, gabions
, and HESCO barriers.
Today, Valer takes visitors to a small creek that runs through the El Coronado Ranch, pointing to a series of gabions
built over the last twenty years.