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ITL BALERNA - NEW ACOUSTIC/WIND SHIELD

As the main contractor, Pizzarotti SA carried out the turnkey operation starting with the detailed technical design/static load calculations and implementation in its totality by means of the technical coordination and direction of a pool of selected sub-contractors, with the exclusion of the earthworks and the supply of concrete, these being conducted directly by the Principal.

A key feature of the project was the use of prefabricated acoustic panels manufactured by the company Pizzarotti & C. S.p.A. at its premises in Ponte Taro (Parma-Italy). These have two functions: (a) acoustic absorption by means of clay-based porous concrete featuring horizontal ribs, with the receptor side facing the railway; (b) retaining walls up to a height of 2.5 m to contain the aggregates that are stored within.