History

The main dates

1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
2010
1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010

1954

Invention of the pressuremeter

1957

Creation of the company "Les pressiomètres Menard"

1959

International development of the pressuremeter

Exported to Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Canada and Brazil

1962

Launch of the "Sols-Soils" journal & reorganisation of the company

1968

Invention of dynamic compaction for sandy soils

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1969

First application of dynamic compaction technique

Residential resort in Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France

1975

Development of dynamic replacement for clayey soils

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1977

First major contract outside France

Stabilisation of the second runway of the Changi airport, Singapore and first 43 m deep vertical drain

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1978

Deepest dynamic compaction application (27 m, 4,000 tm energy)

Nice airport, France

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1978

Death of Louis Ménard

1987

Development of Menard Soltraitement

1988

Development of Menard Vacuum™ (atmospheric consolidation system) in France

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1989

Full scale 300 t load test on dynamic replacement pillars

Ariane 5 spaceship launch pad in Kourou, French Guyana

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1994

Development of Controlled Modulus Columns

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1998

Largest induced settlement

Jangyoo sewage treatment plant, South Korea

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1999

Integration of Menard into Freyssinet’s group (VINCI)

2001

Ground improvement of 1,600,000 m² of reclaimed platform

Airbus A380 assembly factory in Hamburg, Germany

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2004

Acquisition of DGI (USA)

2006

Deepest barrier wall constructed

Mayfield decontamination project, Australia

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2007

Menard Soltraitement became Menard

2008

Largest vibrocompaction project

Palm Jumeirah and Palm Jebel Ali, Dubai (UAE)

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2009

Creation of the Soletanche Freyssinet group

2009-2010

12,000,000 m² of dynamic compaction

Kuwait new cities

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2011

South Yoloten Gas Field Development Project

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2012

Creation of MENARD VIBRO

2014

TURKMENBASHI SEAPORT

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2015

La Mer Project, Dubai - UAE

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2016

Integration of Sol Environment

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