Andrew Lees

Andrew Lees

Andrew Lees is an award winning lecturer and the originator of the new Tensar T-Value method for working platforms.

Recent Posts by Andrew Lees:

by Andrew Lees, on 21-Jan-2021 05:13:02

Retaining walls come in all types, shapes and sizes – from simple gravity walls to bored pile walls for basements and reinforced soil walls using geogrids – to suit a …

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Topics:Walls & Slopes

by Andrew Lees, on 07-Jan-2021 04:10:23

Happy New Year from all of us here at Tensar! We hope that you had a enjoyable break and had the chance to have a go at Andrew Lee's Christmas …

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Topics:Geogrid

by Andrew Lees, on 17-Dec-2020 04:19:46

As we wrap up the award winning Ground Coffee blog for 2020, Andrew Lees gets into the festive spirit and gives a special thanks to the construction workers who have …

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by Andrew Lees, on 18-Nov-2020 08:17:56

Retaining walls are a versatile tool for geotechnical engineers, enabling construction on or along slopes and on sites with limited space in towns and cities. According to the Oxford Dictionary, …

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Topics:Walls & Slopes

by Andrew Lees, on 01-Oct-2020 04:20:25

Ever wonder why water disappears from wet beach sand when you step on it? It’s all about dilatancy – a phenomenon with a significant influence on the engineering behaviour of …

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Topics:Geogrid

by Andrew Lees, on 20-Aug-2020 04:33:39

A couple of weeks ago, Andrew Lees presented us with a new challenge in the form of the Tensar Summer Quiz! Following a much needed summer holiday, Andrew is back …

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Topics:Geogrid

by Andrew Lees, on 13-Aug-2020 04:53:56

The advent of the ‘supertall’ building has set new challenges for geotechnical engineers, requiring innovative foundation design to cope with huge loads from buildings and lateral wind forces, as well …

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Topics:Geogrid

by Andrew Lees, on 06-Aug-2020 05:54:37

This week, we explore why some countries with an abundance of desert sand are also some of the world’s biggest importers of this most commonly-used construction material. The OECD, in …

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Topics:Geogrid

by Andrew Lees, on 30-Jul-2020 04:06:47

It is summertime, the sun is shining (well in some places) and Andrew is back with a gin and tonic in hand. He has a new challenge in the form …

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by Andrew Lees, on 09-Jul-2020 03:51:11

Founded in 1818, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is the oldest professional engineering body in the world and has played a central role in the development of civil engineering …

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Topics:Education