The Fibre Optic Embedded Geotextile or FOEG is a matting that has three fibre stands running up the length. Delivered in rolls, it is laid out on a smooth sand base then covered. The idea is to assist engineers in recording the settle and movement of the motorway during its construction. By providing rich live data the engineers are able to determine with more accuracy the stage at which the motorway is settling so they’re able to plan and allocate resource accordingly. Atlas has completed the civil works for the FOEG installation comprising of 23km of FOEG and there associated data connections and chambers. It is the first time this product has been used in New Zealand and the first time successfully on a motorway of this scale. There has been careful planning put in by CNC Alliance.
See us here in action on the project – https://youtu.be/ZBRxjghaJZA