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Tensar Americas Blog / Roadways (2)

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 Jun 11, 2020 2:00:00 PM

How has the “new normal” directly impacted public transportation projects? What hurdles are being encountered on job sites and have any new design approaches emerged as a result of COVID-19? …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructurePublic Works

by Paul Schmitz, on May 27, 2020 11:30:00 AM

There is a reason why road construction happens during summer vacation, late at night or over weekends: there are fewer people on the road. With the recent crisis caused by …

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Topics:RoadwaysInfrastructurePublic Works

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 Mar 30, 2020 1:42:13 PM

Even though Tensar Geogrid has undergone extensive, third-party testing and has been used globally for more than three decades, there are several misconceptions surrounding its application. Below we review the …

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Topics:RoadwaysGeogridChemical StabilizationSubgrade StabilizationPavement Optimization

by Bryan Gee, P.E., on Feb 20, 2020 2:15:00 PM

In 2003, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers defined three primary mechanisms for how geogrids work to stabilize paved and unpaved roads. In an engineering technical letter (ETL), the Corps …

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Topics:RoadwaysGeogridSubgrade StabilizationPavement DesignPavement OptimizationAccess Roads

by Tensar International, on Feb 11, 2020 1:23:12 PM

Many early geogrid studies were performed on unpaved sections over soft soils or on paved sections with soft subgrades. However, recent research by the US Army Corps of Engineers aimed to compare …

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Topics:RoadwaysGeogridPavement DesignPavement Optimization

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 Bryan Gee, P.E., 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 Scott Phillips, P.E., on Jul 22, 2019 3:42:13 PM

As the demand for energy grows, oil and gas producers are drilling in more remote locations than ever before. These sites are often extremely challenging to reach since they, and …

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Topics:RoadwaysGeogridSubgrade StabilizationOil & Gas

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