In January 2017, Concrete Canvas® GCCM* (CC) was used to protect a steep slope in Caisan, Paredones, in the province of Chiriqui in Panama.
The slope had been badly affected by water erosion and internal faults and required protection in order to prevent any rocks from the slope from falling onto the road and micro-electric turbine below.
Due to the steepness of the slope, access was difficult, meaning the works would have to be carried out using climbing equipment, and would also make the job more time consuming.
The works were carried out by Servicios de Ingeniería Geosintética, SA (SIGSA) for IDEAL and CILSA. To read the case study in full, click here.