Special Collections at Murdoch University

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Fabric gives support to new runway

(1985) Fabric gives support to new runway. The Earthmover and Civil Contractor, January 1985. [Publication] [Special Collections]


Article discusses the Australian-manufactured geotextile Polyweave R has played an important role in the construction of a new runway as part of the Brisbane Airport extensions.
The airport site is a mangrove and salt-marsh plain which is prone to flooding.
Sand has been pumped from nearby Moreton Bay to build up the site for the runway construction.

This article contains a view of boggy conditions in which the Polyweave was laid at the airport.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1985 The Earthmover and Civil Contractor
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58276
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