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Tensar Americas Blog / Infrastructure

by Paul Schmitz, on Apr 8, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Now that the $2T Phase 3 portion of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act has been officially signed into place, attention is being turned towards a potential …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructurePublic WorksPavement Design

by Tensar International, on Oct 24, 2019 9:19:00 PM

Expansion: it’s a win for communities when roads reach out and connect people to business, resources and formerly rural areas. But another form of expansion – soil that expands when …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureGeogridPublic WorksSubgrade StabilizationPavement DesignPavement Optimization

by Mike Misitigh, on Oct 17, 2019 11:18:00 AM

The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association (AREMA), the nation’s foremost authority on industry practices, has recognized the value of geogrid technology for trackbed stabilization by including a …

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Topics:InfrastructureRailway ImprovementGeogrid

by Bryan Gee, on Oct 11, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Increased construction costs and lack of funding have contributed to the poor condition of our nation’s roads. Using smart technologies that extend the life of our roads at lower costs …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureRailway ImprovementPublic Works

by Tensar International, on Jul 23, 2019 3:11:09 PM

When facing an emergency landslide repair, SierraScape wire-formed retaining walls from Tensar International offers cost-effective and time saving solutions that include fast design-build for tight budgets. Traditionally, slip repair techniques are both time consuming and …

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Topics:InfrastructureGeogridPublic WorksWalls & SlopesGrade Separation

by Tensar International, on Jul 11, 2019 12:16:48 PM

Tensar’s Olympia Retaining Wall System is based around a single block that can be set horizontally and vertically in order to create endless pattern options. This allows designers to create …

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Topics:InfrastructureGeogridPublic WorksWalls & SlopesGrade Separation

by Tensar International, on Jun 21, 2019 11:56:00 AM

Adopting proven, innovative technology is an easy way to raise the standards of our infrastructure while being more efficient with our budgets and time. Tensar recently wrote about the importance …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructurePublic WorksPavement Design

by Tensar International, on Jun 13, 2019 3:17:10 PM

In many parts of the South and Midwest, road construction projects use chemical stabilization to deal with weak, wet soils and create an acceptable subgrade. Chemical stabilization is often cost-effective …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureGeogridPublic WorksPavement MaintenanceChemical StabilizationSubgrade StabilizationPavement DesignPavement Optimization

by Bryan Gee, on Jun 12, 2019 12:27:31 PM

The Dynamic Cone Penetrometer, or DCP, is one of the most efficient and effective tools available for evaluating the strength of soils on site. It is also used to monitor …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureGeogridSubgrade Stabilization

by Bryan Gee, on May 14, 2019 4:30:00 PM

When a pavement fails to reach its expected design life, how often is this the result of problems with the hot mix asphalt used? In my experience, the answer to …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureGeogridPublic WorksSubgrade StabilizationPavement DesignPavement Optimization