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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 WorksSustainabilityBuilding Resilient Roads

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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by George Charalambous, on Jan 12, 2021 5:05:32 PM

Budget shortfalls and rising material costs are adding even more pressure to civil construction projects across Florida. Roadway designers and others in pavement construction are now forced to seek out …

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Topics:Pavement DesignPavement OptimizationRoads

by Bryan Gee, on Dec 1, 2020 10:00:00 AM

The terms "stabilization" and "reinforcement" are often used interchangeably when discussing geogrids used for civil engineering applications. However, there are key differences in their definitions that have far-reaching implications. In …

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Topics:GeogridGrade SeparationSubgrade Stabilization

by Jeffrey Rasche, on Nov 13, 2020 1:45:51 PM

It can be very confusing when deciding among different fiberglass paving mats in the marketplace. Although they may appear to have similar physical properties when comparing technical data sheets, it's …

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Topics:Public WorksPavement Maintenance