Fortrac PANEL system solution - Lean design - Huesker projects


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Space2work Warrington
Winwick Quay
WA2 8LT Warrington
United Kingdom

Retaining wall made simple with precast concrete

Compared to conventional construction methods, Fortrac Panel system solutions save you construction time through elimination of costly foundations, the rapid construction of the geogrid-reinforced soil body and the simple installation of prefabricated concrete elements. Depending on the requirements, the precast concrete elements can actively contribute to the overall stability of the supporting structure, such as an abutment, or can be attached to the reinforced soil body at a later time. In active construction, the facing elements are actively loaded by the earth pressure and are both formwork and visible elements at the same time. In the passive system, the geogrid holds the entire earth pressure, and the concrete facing has a purely visual and protective function. A major advantage of the passive construction method is that, in difficult ground conditions, you can wait for possible subsidence and deformation and install the concrete facing with a time delay in relation to the supporting structure. Our engineers will be pleased to support you in designing the back-anchored retaining walls.

System benefits

  • Rapid erection with slender precast concrete panels

  • Cost-effective alternative to concrete-only solutions

  • Less labour and plant requirement

  • Project-specific solutions with structural or purely cosmetic/protective facings

  • Tied-back sheet piling as a further option

Our system models

Active model
  • Panels acting simultaneously as formwork and finish
  • Outer skin forming part of structural system
  • Rapid on site erection (also thanks to large intervals between geogrid layers)
  • Fewer geogrids/geogrid layers
  • Connectors can be used to accommodate settlement
 Active design with panels - Quick assembly and visible element - Huesker solutions
Passive model
  • Particularly suitable for settlement-prone soils
  • Freedom from restraint and deformation due to phased installation
  • Minimisation of later settlement, e.g. by advance surcharging
  • Damage to panels has no impact on structural stability
  • Individual panels easily replaceable if damaged
Passive design for settlement-sensitive soil - Deformation-free - Huesker Projekte

Component kit

Everything for your Panel system model

  • Interaction flexible Fortrac geogrid
  • Nonwoven for erosion/wash-out protection
  • Precast-concrete panel without/with cast-in coupling
  • Connectors for active facing
  • Connectors for passive facing
  • Lost or temporary formwork for passive facing
Composite Flexible Fortrac Geogrid - Huesker Construction Kit
Basetrac Nonwoven close-up - Huesker Geotextiles
Precast concrete slab with coupling element - Huesker construction kit
Fasteners for active facing - Fortrac PANEL - Huesker Solutions
Lost or temporary formwork
Stable steel grid - Huesker components

New: The Fortrac Systems Calculator

Try our new Fortrac Systems Calculator for free now! In just a few clicks, you can calculate your geogrid-reinforced retaining wall quickly and easily. You can use the calculator on almost all devices without downloading anything. Have fun calculating your individual retaining wall:


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Further information

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