Our dynamic barriers and drapery mesh were chosen to protect the road taking to the gardens against rockfall hazards
Several rockfall events affected the road taking to the Marimurtra Botanical Gardens, in Blanes. Our dynamic rockfall barriers and drapery mesh were successfully installed to protect road users from further hazards.
The Marimurtra Botanical Garden is located in the city of Blanes, province of Girona. The garden overlooks the sea from its stunning location on the Costa Brava cliffs.
During the last few years, the steep slopes along the Cardenal Vidal i Barraquer Road, which takes to the garden, have been affected by several rockfall events, endangering the safety of road users. A rockfall protection solution was needed to prevent further episodes.
We had the opportunity to take part in this rockfall project, alongside the contractor Inaccés and the designer Eng. Josep Miquel Riba i Villegas, by providing our rockfall systems.
We provided 120 ml of our RMC 50/A dynamic barrier to secure the entire length of the slope and 20 ml of RMC 200/A dynamic barrier.
Our CE marked dynamic rockfall barriers are available with energy absorption capacity up to 8,500kJ and are tested and certified in accordance with the European Test and Approval Guideline 27 (ETAG 27) of the European Organisation for Technical Approvals (EOTA).
Having been developed in conjunction with specialist contractors, they include features to make the installation faster and safer, reducing time on site.
We provided also almost 1,500 m² of drapery mesh, part of which was also reinforced with cables and bolts.
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