NEW DESIGN APPROACH
The perfect solution when a gabion wall, or revetment needs a stronger than normal face.
A long lasting commitment in improving materials and solutions for civil engineering in order to balance demands of our society and environmental equilibrium.
As engineers we are called to “meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs”.
(International Institute for Sustainable Development)
The Maccaferri Innovation Center (M.I.C.) is constantly working to innovate our products and solutions: a centre of excellence entirely dedicated to research and development.
DESIGN THE CHANGE
NEW DESIGN APPROACH
GAWAC 3.0 is the new software developed for the design and optimisation of Gabion Walls
Gabion Strong Face with PoliMac is the innovative solution that minimizes structure long-term cost
GABION SERVICEABILITY COEFFICIENT (GSC)
GAWAC 3.0 software is based on the GSC concept, an experimental coefficient that evaluates the long term performance of the gabion.
GSC introduces long-term performance at 120 years of service life.
Experimentally tested and numerically verified method
Increased cost-effectivity of the design
Significant environmental benefits
MORE RESISTANCE WHERE REQUIRED
Gabion Strong Face combines 2 different wire diameters
TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP
Less stone means savings! Thanks to the GSC concept, the amount of material needed to build a gabion wall is drastically reduced.
PoliMac coating means outstanding performance in harsh conditions. It will preserve the structure serviceability reducing maintenance costs.
Material reduction means easier and faster installation. An optimised design increases the production rate.
Reduction of quarry stones means cutting the environmental burden. Take advantage of the new design approach for reducing environmental impact of the structure.
A better design to reduce the needs of natural resources while enhancing 120-yr serviceability
A deeper knowledge of long-term performance enables a more cost-effective design of the section: more effective gabion walls with less materials.
PoliMac coating – green revolution
Gabion Strong Face is coated with PoliMac®, the revolutionary coating that can withstand the most aggressive environmental conditions.
10X resistance to abrasion
2X resistance to chemical aggressions
4X more performant in cold weather
4X more resistant to UV rays
FASTER INSTALLATION TIME
Less gabions and faster to fill
Less gabions to install means faster on site activities. Gabion Strong Face enables the construction of slimmer walls at the same serviceability, thus reducing the number of units to be placed and filled.
The PoliMac® coating gives outstanding protection against installation damages thus enabling a faster filling operation.
New era for gabion walls
The GSC approach combined with the PoliMac® coated gabions lead to a reduction of the input material for the construction of the gabion wall and up 40% savings of CO2 emissions.
BEYOND THE APPEARENCE
Gabions reduce the emission of CO2 by 10 times compared to concrete walls
Gabions enhance the biodiversification and the growth of vegetation inducing CO2 sequestration
Our products are also available as BIM. Our BIM Object have been validated by the British Board Agreement (BBA) as being a true and fair representation of the physical product/system. BIM system reduces design time and cost and facilitates cooperation between project stakeholders