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Protective Structures

The flexibility of Reinforced Earth® structures allows them to perform excellently under earthquake loading, as shown during tests by the Japanese National Railway. Reinforced Earth® structures are also used to stabilise landslip areas and in the construction of barricades to protect against avalanches.


The Australian military has conducted tests on Reinforced Earth® structures at 10m distance with 36 x 500kg bombs at Woomera, South Australia. Reinforced Earth® proved an effective protective material compared to other structures, and Reinforced Earth® bunkers, barriers and ammunition igloos are today used to protect critical military facilities Austalia wide.

Other Interesting Case Studies

Gateway Upgrade

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Gawler Belt Extension

Gawler, SA, Australia

Gerringong Upgrade

Gerringong, NSW, Australia

Great Northern Highway Realignment

Port Hedland, WA, Australia