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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

by Joe Heintz, on Nov 3, 2020 12:00:00 PM

For years, engineers around the world have depended on Tensar's SpectraPave design software. This free program has become the most powerful tool for evaluating roadway design options and optimizing pavement …

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Topics:RoadwaysGeogridPublic WorksPavement DesignPavement OptimizationAccess RoadsRoads

by Scott Phillips, P.E., on Oct 30, 2020 2:35:52 PM

With the Gulf Coast taking a beating this hurricane season and the fall rainy season upon us, owners of petrochem sites want assurances that contractors will start and stay on their …

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Topics:petrochemical

by Steve Williams, on Oct 29, 2020 10:37:11 AM

Hardened shorelines, such as bulkheads, are methods commonly used to protect against coastal erosion. However, it's been found that they may actually encourage erosion instead. These structures deflect the wave …

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Topics:Coastal, Waterways, & MarineCoastal & Marine

by Bryan Gee, on Oct 26, 2020 12:07:48 PM

The mechanisms governing roadway performance are complex. Because roads are designed for long service lives under varying conditions, differences in performance which may seem small at first can be magnified …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructurePublic WorksSubgrade StabilizationPavement DesignAccess RoadsEducation

by David Lipomi, on Oct 23, 2020 4:20:41 PM

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:Roads

by Tensar International, on Oct 14, 2020 11:35:55 AM

Education is a top priority at Tensar because we believe that is the key to building better infrastructure. We have developed several educational programs over the years with The Road …

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Topics:EducationCompany News

by Steve Williams, on Sep 1, 2020 1:15:00 PM

With the expansion of the Panama Canal, America’s ports are seeing unprecedented growth. Increased maritime traffic puts a strain on our shipping channels and maintenance activities, such as dredging and …

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Topics:Coastal, Waterways, & MarineCoastal & Marine

by Joe Heintz, on Aug 20, 2020 4:18:01 PM

Many private sites are designed with both a thick, heavy-duty pavement and a thinner, light-duty pavement to account for variability in traffic. Often times, these varying pavement thicknesses are directly …

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Topics:GeogridSubgrade StabilizationPavement Design

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