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Fortrac
Reinforced
Soil

 

Supporting and retaining structures
such as slope and hillside stabilisation,
but also steep slopes and bridge
abutments made of Fortrac reinforced
earth are a fast and economically safe
alternative to conventional construction
methods.

 

 

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System solutions for steep slopes, supporting structures and abutments

 

Today Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil (GRS) systems can be found in a wide range of applications. As supporting structures, they primarily fulfil supporting and securing functions. Examples are retaining walls, slope protection or slope stabilisation. Reinforced soil can also be used to construct steep slopes and overhanging slopes of up to 110°. GRS retaining structures are convincing due to their high stability. They can be erected much faster than conventional methods. The time saving means lower labour costs, as less personnel and equipment are required. Because local soils are often used, additional material costs are low. Fortrac Systems combines GRS systems with various face solutions. In addition to purely visual purposes, these can also fulfil structural and  and other functions. Targeted noise abatement can be achieved with noise barriers or noise protection walls, e.g. with Fortrac Gabion. Land restoration measures such as steep slopes that can be planted with vegetation can be solved with Fortrac Nature. Do you need a retaining wall in the water? Find out more about Fortrac Block. Are you looking for a quick and easy solution for your bridge abutment? Take a look at Fortrac Panel. This is just a selection of countless possible applications.

 

 

Rapid installation coupled with reliable long term performance

Cost effective modular systems

Installation also possible with cohesive and contaminated soils

Structures with heights exceeding 60 m and inclinations of 110° feasible

No elaborate foundations needed

Steep slopes, reducing space and material requirement

High resistance to settlement and deformation, depending on system

Resource-efficient through use of soil and spoil material

Lower CO2 emissions and energy consumption than with standard solutions

Range of solutions

for every application

Retaining walls/steep slopes

Bridge abutments

Noise control

Earth pressure relief

Rockfall/avalanche protection

 

Landfill construction

Hydraulic engineering

Application Examples

Wide range of applications

To Fortrac Nature

Fortrac Nature

New road Triebener Straße B114

Austria | New-build road offering reliable long-term performance on active creep-prone slope

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To Fortrac Nature

Fortrac Nature

Buitenring Parkstad Limburg megaproject

Netherlands | 30 bridge abutments along 26 km long bypass

To Fortrac Nature »
To Fortrac Nature

Fortrac Nature

Italy| Protection of Ludrigno’s population and valley bottom infrastructure against avalanches

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To Fortrac Gabion

Fortrac Gabion

Highly absorbent noise barrier

Germany | Absorption category A 3 (sound absorption DLa ≥ 8 – 11 dB)

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To Fortrac Gabion

Fortrac Gabion

Double bridge abutment for A74 motorway

Netherlands | Major project, incl. two motorway bridges directly adjacent to each other

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To Fortrac Block

Fortrac Block

Quayside at new Störmthaler See lake

Germany | Renaturation of former Espenhain open cast mine

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To Fortrac Block

Fortrac Block

Sports and leisure facilities in Waren (Müritz)

Gernany | Modelling of sports, leisure and park facilities for a new youth hostel in Waren (Müritz)

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To Fortrac Panel

Fortrac Panel

Germany’s first GRS bridge abutment

Germany | Footbridge over A3 motorway, 36.60 m span

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Straightforward installation

Just a few steps and your Fortrac System is in place

Step 1

Formation

Prepare formation together with any necessary base area
for facing on subgrade of adequate bearing capacity.

Step 2

Fortrac-reinforced earthworks

Construct Fortrac-reinforced earthworks layer by layer, with or without geogrid wrap-around, as required. Depending on system, also incorporate  formwork, erosion/wash-out protection, drainage and facing connection components etc.

Step 3

Facing

Depending on system, install facing layer by layer in tandem with earthworks or connect to earthworks as the final operation. Facing may serve as the active component in structural system or simply be attached as a passive element.

Mastering Challenges with Fortrac Systems

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