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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 14, 2019 12:31:07 PM

The use of Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) has become routine in road construction. The asphalt pavement milled off during repaving operations is a valuable material which reduces the raw material …

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Topics:RoadwaysGeogridPublic WorksPavement DesignPavement Optimization

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 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

by Tensar International, on May 14, 2019 2:45:00 PM

Pavement engineers are often charged with delivering a high-performing design on a dismal construction budget. With client expectations increasing and roadway construction and maintenance budgets steadily on the decline, “miracle …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureGeogridPublic WorksPavement DesignPavement Optimization

by Tensar International, on May 13, 2019 11:30:00 AM

This year marked the seventh annual Infrastructure Week, an initiative that calls attention to the increasing need to rebuild and modernize America’s aging infrastructure. This is not a political issue …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureGeogridPublic WorksPavement MaintenancePavement DesignPavement Optimization

by Tensar International, on May 3, 2019 3:42:44 PM

Digital innovation is everywhere. From getting a ride using a car share service to “smart” traffic signals that adjust to the flow of cars, to “walking” a client through their …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureGeogridPublic Works

by Joe Heintz, on Mar 18, 2019 4:56:24 PM

Tensar International has released a major update to its established SpectraPave Software that lets designers, contractors and owners assess the complete short and long-term costs of pavement design options. SpectraPave’s …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureGeogridPublic WorksSubgrade Stabilization

by Tensar International, on Mar 5, 2019 12:35:44 PM

Soil reinforcement made from steel or various polymeric materials are conventionally used in many construction projects around the country, but when it comes to areas with more extreme soil chemistries, …

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Topics:InfrastructureGeogridPublic WorksWalls & SlopesGrade Separation