A high tensile strength solution was needed to stabilize a large boulder threatening a new residential development
A private development at the heart of Jalan Puncak Bukit Mutiara, a high-end residential hilly area in Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang, required a rockfall mitigation solution. The area is mainly surrounded by granitic rocks and the new building and adjacent road needed to be protected against rockfall hazards. Our HEA Panels were chosen for their high tensile strength and flexibility, as a big boulder needed to be stabilized on the rocky slope.
Puncak Bukit Mutiara is a high end residential hilly area situated near Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang. A real estate developer is planning to build a high-end private bungalow on the area, which is mainly surrounded by unstable granitic rocks, thus requiring preliminary rockfall mitigation measures to protect the building and the adjacent road. A protective action was needed in particular for a large boulder which threatened to detach from the rock slope.
We were asked to propose a solution to ensure safety of residents and road users against rockfall hazards. After thorough analysis, our HEA Panels were chosen as the most suitable solution.
Also known as High Energy Absorption Panels, they are the stiffest products within our Mac.RO™ Systems mesh range, offering extreme strength with a very low strain.
The HEA Panel is made of high tensile strength steel wire rope joined at each crossing point with the patented HEA ‘double knot’ connection. Such stiffness is often used in secured drapery applications where a high tensile strength system is required.
Being very flexible, our HEA Panels could be installed along the protruding profile of the boulder and integrated with rock bolts to form a strong netting system.
Proper installation guidelines as well as on-site support during installation were provided.