GEOHAZARD - FOLLOW US

Language
Englishen
United States
myGeobrugg

Registration

New at myGeobrugg?

As a registered myGeobrugg user you have extended access to downloads, to our dimensioning tools and to our events.

Register now
A BRUGG GROUP COMPANY
United States

Craster Quarry Car Park

NE663TW, Craster, United Kingdom
2019
Customer
Northumberland County Council
Engineering
Daeargeo
Contractor
Colin Jones (Rock Engineering) Ltd.
Protected object
Quarry / Mine, Touristic infrastructure
Energy absorption capacity
500 kJ
System height
2.0 m
System length
167 m
Corrosion protection
GEOBRUGG SUPERCOATING®
Other installed applications
Underground/Open Pit Mining and Quarries
Initial situation

The client planned to extend the current car park. It was identified that the new areas of the car park could be at risk of falling rocks from the quarry walls. The designer calculated that the energy of the falling blocks would require a 2 metres high 500 kJ rockfall barrier.

Description

We were approached by the client asking for advice on which would be the best barrier to use for this project.  After being presented the options he went for the RXE-500. This gave a good balance between cost, performance, and ease of installation in the expected ground conditions.

Colin Jones (Rock Engineering) were selected to install the barrier, on arriving at site it was rapidly ascertained that the ground conditions were not rock at surface as expected, but a several metres thick layer of made up ground.  Both the client and contractor were impressed with the speed we were able to mobilise to site. Within a few hours, we had a new plan in place for post bases and anchors using Geobrugg standard details enabling a rapid approval by the design engineer.

The barrier was built two weeks ahead of the schedule programmed by the contractor. They attributed this to the ease of installation combined with the clarity of the manuals along with the ease of support via telephone or site visits from Geobrugg engineers.

Your local contact

Kevin H. Coyle
Kevin H. Coyle
Regional Manager Northeast
Natural Hazards
Geobrugg North America, LLC
3 Beaudet Terr
Columbia CT 06237 / USA
Phone +1 860 377 3230

Contact form

Saleh Feidi
Saleh Feidi
Regional Manager California
Natural Hazards
Geobrugg North America, LLC
8921 Emperor Ave.
San Gabriel, California 91775 / USA
Phone +1 909 706 8964

Contact form

John Kalejta
John Kalejta
Regional Manager Central US
Natural Hazards
Geobrugg North America, LLC
3215 67th Avenue Pl
Greeley CO 80634 / USA
Phone +1 505 220 1404

Contact form

Bob Lyne
Bob Lyne
Regional Manager Southeast
Natural Hazards
Geobrugg North America, LLC
8004 Windspray Drive
Summerfield NC 27358 / USA
Phone +1 336 337 0945

Contact form

Pierce Runnels, Civil Engineer
Pierce Runnels, Civil Engineer
General Manager Geobrugg North America
Natural Hazards
Geobrugg North America, LLC
22 Centro Algodones
Phone +1 505 771 4080
Mobile +1 505 400 0796

Contact form

Tim Shevlin
Tim Shevlin
Sales Director
Natural Hazards
Geobrugg North America, LLC
4676 Commercial St. SE, PMB 174
Salem OR 97302 / USA
Phone +1 503 423 7258

Contact form