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Tensar Americas Blog / Public Works (2)

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, P.E., 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, P.E., 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

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

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