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by Tensar International, on Aug 26, 2022 3:21:30 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 Andres Peralta, P.E., on Jul 7, 2022 10:14:27 AM

Soils with low shear strength, high compressibility, and shrink/swell behavior are common problems for roadway construction and for the long-term design performance of these structures. When choosing a soil stabilization …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureGeogridChemical StabilizationSubgrade Stabilization

by Joe Heintz, P.E., on Jun 8, 2022 10:53:54 AM

Industry associations are reporting that supply chain issues and increased demand are creating shortages with cementitious materials like cement, lime and fly ash that are typically used to stabilize soft …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureChemical StabilizationSubgrade Stabilization

by Alec Anderson, P.E., on May 25, 2022 5:06:39 PM

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), more than half of the streams, rivers and lakes we use for recreation and drinking water are affected by nonpoint sources of …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureChemical StabilizationSubgrade StabilizationAccess Roads

by Joe Heintz, P.E., on May 23, 2022 8:50:38 AM

Chemical soil stabilization methods like cement, lime, and fly ash are popular choices for strengthening poor subgrades. But, do their popularity rest on misunderstandings? The low initial cost of chemicals …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureChemical StabilizationSubgrade Stabilization

by Tensar International, on May 17, 2022 9:17:03 AM

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 Alec Anderson, P.E., on Mar 10, 2022 11:46:54 AM

When soft soils are encountered on a job site, many contractors automatically turn to the same solutions they've always used. However, their "go to" method may not be the cheapest …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructureSubgrade StabilizationAccess Roads

by Andrew Dietz, on Dec 3, 2021 12:20:05 PM

At first blush, the Biden Administration’s infrastructure bill appears to be very good news for road contractors. Clocking in at over a trillion dollars, it holds the promise for a …

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Topics:RoadwaysPublic WorksPavement MaintenanceSustainabilityAsphalt Reinforcement

by Andrew Dietz, on Nov 4, 2021 9:40:22 AM

In November 2020, Biden transportation advisor John Procari gave an address to state DOT leaders in which he explained that the new administration would prioritize shovel-worthy projects for federal funding …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructurePublic Works

by Dennis Rogers, on Oct 26, 2021 1:30:00 PM

Serving as the District Maintenance Engineer for Caltrans’ District 9 (Bishop) for over 22 years, John Fox has overseen thousands of miles of pavement preservation treatments including polymer modified gap …

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Topics:RoadwaysPublic WorksPavement Maintenance

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