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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

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

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