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The Geopier Impact® Rammed Aggregate Pier® (RAP) system was used in the C5 South Link Expressway Project, a public works project in Philippines. Approximately 400 Geopier Impact® elements of 5 meter length were installed to support the proposed MSE Wall.

Monday, 11 November 2013 19:15

Philippines Devastated After Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines on Friday as one of the strongest storms on record.  Sustained winds of 145 mph with gusts up to 235 mph, as well as waves topping 40 feet in height, destroyed many of the country’s costal towns. Tacloban, one of the hardest hit areas, has nearly no structures left standing, including its airport. Many other villages in the Philippines are facing similar devastation, and it is reported 70% to 80% of the structures in Haiyan’s path were destroyed.

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  • Date occured Friday, 08 November 2013