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Tahual, Cuenca - Gualaceo

via El Descanso - Paute, Tahual, Ecuador
2017
Customer
MTOP
Contractor
PIVALTEC S.A.
Other participating companies
Geo Construcciones
Protected object
Road
Energy absorption capacity
5000 kJ
System height
5.0 m
System length
50 m - 50 m
Corrosion protection
GEOBRUGG SUPERCOATING®
Other installed applications
Slope Protection
Initial situation

Continuous rockfall with blocks of up to 8 m³ presented a high risk for drivers on the road from Cuenca to the touristic city of Gualaceo. Frequently, the road had to be closed on the stretch El descanso - El Paute, when rock blocks had come down on the Tahual slope.

Description

Today an RXE-5000 rockfall barrier controls the rockfall events.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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