United States
United States

Hoover Dam Visitors Center

Hoover Dam, 89005, Boulder City, United States
2020
Contractor
Protected object
Touristic infrastructure
Energy absorption capacity
1000 kJ
System height
4.0 m
Corrosion protection
GEOBRUGG SUPERCOATING
Initial situation

Removal of a 16,000 lb rock block

Geovert developed a methode to remove the boulder without any damage to the existing infrastructure located in the fall line directly below the block - escalators, and entrance to the Visitors Center Building.

Description

  • Installation of a temporary GBE-1000A rockfall barrier - 4 meters high (rock face connections on both sides).  
  • A section of DELTAX® mesh was installed over the boulder, the boulder was drilled, and expansive grout was used to downsize the boulder into manageable blocks. 
  • After cracking the boulder with grout, the resulting blocks we scaled into the mesh/barrier in controlled operations. Once in the rockfall barrier, rock and debris were lowered to the ground and removed.  

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Kevin H. Coyle
Kevin H. Coyle
Regional Manager Northeast
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Geobrugg North America, LLC
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Columbia CT 06237 / United States
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Saleh Feidi
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Geobrugg North America, LLC
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Bob Lyne
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Geobrugg North America, LLC
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Pierce Runnels, Civil Engineer
Pierce Runnels, Civil Engineer
General Manager Geobrugg North America
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Geobrugg North America, LLC
22 Centro Algodones
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Tim Shevlin
Sales Director
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Geobrugg North America, LLC
Salem OR 97302 / United States