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Guide for the design and construction of cribwalls
In recent years, we have verified the existence of cribwalls works that omit basic aspects for the success of these structures. The lack of preparation of the staff that designs and executes makes serious mistakes such as the foundation, the maximum permissible height, the structure and the role of the plant. Some of them have collapsed compromising the credibility of the technique.
This document provides a clear guideline to have better knowledge in the design and construction of new Nature-Based Solutions (NBS). Naturalea has written this document in the OPERANDUM project framework to create a base for the use of cribwalls, a soil bioengineering technique which represent a useful alternative to face hydrometeorological hazards instead of classical solutions.
In the case of construction, we recommend practical training in specific courses such as those organized from the European Federation of Soil Bioengineering EFIB.
Nature based solutions (NBS) as a new smart way to manage urbanism and civil engineering
Nature based solutions is a real concept that should be part of smart cities. There are many examples around the world, working well. The new cities and towns have to be designed / developed according to these new concepts if we want to enjoy healthier places, with a less expensive maintenance and with a great landscape.
A good resistance of the vegetated rolls is verified from the extrapolation of data from wild media, in which speeds of 4.18 m/s were reached successfully.
The resistance of the works where vegetated rolls have been used depends more of the quality of the execution than of the natural impacts.