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by Steve Williams, on Jan 14, 2020 4:29:59 PM

Prior to the construction of the Manahawkin Bay Bridge project in New Jersey, scour conditions were identified during regular inspections conducted by the NJDOT. As a result, the FHWA requested …

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Topics:Coastal & Marine

by Tensar International, on Dec 30, 2019 10:40:04 AM

The 1970's marked a revolution in the construction of retaining structures and roads, with Tensar’s invention of polymeric geogrids. A geogrid’s main function is to mechanically stabilize granular materials, reinforcing …

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Topics:GeogridTensar History

by David Lipomi, on Dec 19, 2019 11:17:50 AM

Extreme cold weather has the potential to wreak havoc on any construction project, but this is especially true for roads. In a perfect world, excavation, soil stabilization and pavement placement …

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Topics:RoadwaysSubgrade StabilizationAccess Roads

by Tensar International, on Nov 21, 2019 9:52:03 AM

Tensar recently launched its new light-weight block system, Palisade50, at a special event hosted by Basalite Concrete Products in Colorado Springs. What makes Palisade50 so unique?Each block weighs no more …

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Topics:Walls & SlopesGrade Separation

by Tensar International, on Nov 13, 2019 4:08:08 PM

Living shorelines are a relatively new method to combating coastal erosion. This method uses natural materials that grow over time, ultimately slowing down erosion while enhancing wildlife habitats. Tensar has …

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Topics:MarineSustainability

by Tensar International, on Oct 24, 2019 9:19:00 PM

Expansion: it’s a win for communities when roads reach out and connect people to business, resources and formerly rural areas. But another form of expansion – soil that expands when …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureGeogridPublic WorksSubgrade StabilizationPavement DesignPavement Optimization

by Mike Misitigh, on Oct 17, 2019 11:18:00 AM

The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association (AREMA), the nation’s foremost authority on industry practices, has recognized the value of geogrid technology for trackbed stabilization by including a …

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Topics:InfrastructureRailGeogrid

by Bryan Gee, on Oct 11, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Increased construction costs and lack of funding have contributed to the poor condition of our nation’s roads. Using smart technologies that extend the life of our roads at lower costs …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureRailPublic Works

by Tensar International, on Jul 23, 2019 3:11:09 PM

When facing an emergency landslide repair, SierraScape wire-formed retaining walls from Tensar International offers cost-effective and time saving solutions that include fast design-build for tight budgets. Traditionally, slip repair techniques are both time consuming and …

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Topics:InfrastructureGeogridPublic WorksWalls & SlopesGrade Separation

by Scott Phillips, P.E., on Jul 22, 2019 3:42:13 PM

As the demand for energy grows, oil and gas producers are drilling in more remote locations than ever before. These sites are often extremely challenging to reach since they, and …

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Topics:RoadwaysGeogridSubgrade StabilizationOil & Gas