New in Slide2 and Slide3: Maccaferri Paramesh Solution for Retaining Walls and Soil Reinforcement

Published on: Nov 29, 2019 Updated on: Jan 30, 2023 2 minutes read

Rocscience Inc. is excited to announce the addition of the Maccaferri Paramesh system to Slide2 and Slide3. Paramesh, from Officine Maccaferri, is the most advanced solution for retaining walls and soil reinforcement consisting of Terramesh® units with Paraproduct soil reinforcement geogrids.

The renowned Maccaferri Terramesh system is a modular system used to form rock-faced reinforced soil walls (also known as Mechanically Stabilized Earth walls) and embankments. It has been used globally on some of the most significant infrastructure schemes, including what is believed to be the tallest reinforced soil structure in the world at 74m high. Terramesh units can be used in conjunction with Maccaferri Paraproduct high-performance polymeric geogrids, ParaLink®, ParaGrid®, and MacGrid® WG.

Benefits of the Paramesh system include flexibility, durability, fast and safe installation, and environmental friendliness, as well as certification and testing by leading international institutes in accordance with the latest guidance and standards.

This partnership with Maccaferri means Rocscience will continue to meet the demands of its clients for high quality and value through its offering of Slide2 and Slide3. Slide2 is the world’s most powerful, user-friendly 2D slope stability analysis program using the Limit Equilibrium Method. Slide3 is a tool that allows geotechnical engineers to calculate the Factor of Safety of complex 3D slope stability geometries that 2D models cannot fully simulate.

On the integration, Rocscience President, Dr. Thamer Yacoub, had this to say:

This addition of Maccaferri Paramesh to Slide2 and Slide3 means our customers now have access to an even more comprehensive collection of pre-defined support types. We know our customers want practical easy-to-use products they can count on so they can focus on what’s important—the analysis. This enhancement is just one more way that we meet that need.

And as Maccaferri Product Marketing Manager Settimo De Cario put it:

Construction clients within the infrastructure, mining and environmental sectors are demanding greater performance from the solutions they procure. They require a longer design life, reduced maintenance commitment, greater value and a lower environmental impact. Maccaferri Terramesh and ParaProducts, now available on Rocscience Slide2, address all these demands.
Indeed, Maccaferri Terramesh and ParaProducts are amongst the most tried and tested double twisted steel wire meshes and geogrids in the world offering 120 year design life and high performance with clear and transparent communication of the environmental impacts.

*Image courtesy of Officine Maccaferri

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