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by Bryan Gee, on Jun 22, 2021 10:00:00 AM

The construction industry has a long history of innovation. From the Romans paving the way for our modern road infrastructure to technological breakthroughs like the building information modeling (BIM) system, …

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Topics:InfrastructureSubgrade StabilizationPavement Optimizationhighways

by Andrew Lees, on May 14, 2021 10:00:00 AM

What role can plastics and geogrids play in sustainability? Recently, President Joe Biden hosted a virtual Leaders Summit on Climate – proof, if any is required, that sustainability continues to …

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Topics:GeogridPublic WorksSustainabilityBuilding Resilient Roads

by Tensar International, on May 10, 2021 9:40:02 AM

AmeriGrid Geogrids – Do It Once. Whatever materials you use on a job, the measure of their success or failure is your bottom line. AmeriGrid Geogrids help contractors improve their …

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Topics:Geogrid

by Paul Schmitz, on Apr 7, 2021 12:25:23 PM

When it comes to building more resilient infrastructure, shifting perspectives and influencing change is not an easy task. Conventional construction methods may seem like the “tried and true” solution, but …

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Topics:Public WorksSustainability

by Tensar International, on Mar 25, 2021 4:05:09 PM

In the ancient days (P.C. – that is, pre-Covid), all was right in the land. Workers worked. Drivers drove. And a transportation contractor or road-owner could call a supplier and …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructurePublic WorksChemical Stabilization

by Paul Schmitz, on Mar 17, 2021 9:45:00 AM

Everyone seems to agree that resilient infrastructure sounds good in theory – building longer-lasting, safer structures that will cost less to maintain over time makes perfect sense. However, putting these …

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Topics:Public WorksSustainabilityBuilding Resilient Roads

by Paul Schmitz, on Mar 3, 2021 12:06:10 PM

What if our infrastructure could be more sustainable without increasing the costs to maintain it? It’s hard to argue against a solution that would accomplish these goals, however, the route …

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Topics:Public WorksSustainabilityBuilding Resilient Roads

by Jeffrey Rasche, on Feb 12, 2021 10:54:57 AM

One common solution that's used to address fatigue and reflective cracking in pavements is applying an asphalt overlay directly on top of the existing pavement. Although this approach provides some …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructurePublic WorksPavement Maintenance

by George Charalambous, on Feb 9, 2021 4:27:53 PM

For engineers and contractors who are working on Florida projects where the need for separation of granular fills from fine-grained soils arises, a complete understanding of the underlying design principles …

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Topics:Subgrade Stabilizationfiltergrid

by George Charalambous, on Jan 26, 2021 2:27:12 PM

Weak subgrades are a common problem during the construction of both paved and unpaved structures. When weak subgrades remain unstabilized, repeated traffic loading will cause deformation (or rutting) to occur …

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