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Tensar Americas Blog / Public Works

by Andrew Lees, on May 14, 2021 10:00:00 AM

What role can plastics and geogrids play in sustainability? Recently, President Joe Biden hosted a virtual Leaders Summit on Climate – proof, if any is required, that sustainability continues to …

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Topics:GeogridPublic WorksSustainabilityBuilding Resilient Roads

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 WorksSustainability

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 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 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 Jeffrey Rasche, on Aug 6, 2020 11:00:00 AM

In a pavement interlayer, a coating protects the fibers from mechanical and chemical damage during shipping, storage, installation and post construction. That same coating forms all of the strands into …

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Topics:Public WorksPavement Maintenance

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