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Tensar Americas Blog / Infrastructure

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 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 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 Paul Schmitz, on Jul 30, 2020 2:35:00 PM

Over the past eight weeks we have looked at the various impacts of COVID-19 on transportation construction. Even though this pandemic has caused major disruptions across the board, we can …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructurePublic Works

by Paul Schmitz, on Jul 23, 2020 2:00:00 PM

In 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was signed into law to revive the economy teetering on the brink of a major depression. A portion of these stimulus funds …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructurePublic Works

by Paul Schmitz, on Jul 16, 2020 2:00:00 PM

Working on the assumption that a stimulus bill will be passed, states then must decide how to prioritize the vast number of infrastructure projects on their dockets. Should projects that …

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Topics:InfrastructurePublic Workshighways

by Paul Schmitz, on Jul 9, 2020 2:00:00 PM

As we discussed in Part 4 of our series, COVID-19 has drastically reduced revenues that states depend on for funding infrastructure improvements. This large deficit has sparked calls for help …

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Topics:InfrastructurePublic Workshighways

by Paul Schmitz, on Jun 25, 2020 2:15:00 PM

Most states depend on tax revenues generated from gas sales and tourism to fund necessary infrastructure projects. Due to stay at home orders, many are experiencing a 30-50% drop in …

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Topics:InfrastructurePublic Workshighways

by Paul Schmitz, on Jun 19, 2020 2:00:00 PM

As we start to adjust to our new circumstances caused by COVID-19, companies operating in the transportation construction sector must also plan for long-term impacts. How will new regulations and …

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Topics:InfrastructurePublic Works

by Paul Schmitz, on Jun 11, 2020 2:00:00 PM

How has the “new normal” directly impacted public transportation projects? What hurdles are being encountered on job sites and have any new design approaches emerged as a result of COVID-19? …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructurePublic Works

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