by Kasia Zamara, on 05-Nov-2020 07:09:07

Mechanically stabilised layers and cellular foundation mattresses are proven and economical alternatives to traditional embankment foundations. Embankments are a key feature of many infrastructure projects, from roads, to railways and …

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Topics:Geogridstratum

by Kasia Zamara, on 29-Oct-2020 05:35:26

A major challenge for many onshore wind farm projects is how to support the massive cranes needed to lift turbine sections into place. Geosynthetic cellular foundation mattresses can be the …

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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 Jonathan Cook, on 10-Sep-2020 06:19:08

How a geogrid performs, rather than its physical properties, is the crucial factor in designing mechanically stabilised granular layers in road pavements and platforms. As we have discussed over the …

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by Jonathan Cook, on 03-Sep-2020 04:03:34

Distinguishing between stabilisation and reinforcement is a key consideration for civil engineers when it comes to designing roads and platforms with geogrid. As I discussed in last week’s blog, the …

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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 09-Jan-2020 08:40:49

Happy New Year from us at Tensar! We hope you had a great break full of geotechnical fun and discussion (we know we did!). As promised, below are the answers …

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by Andrew Lees, on 12-Dec-2019 05:37:01

Merry Quizmas! Fancy yourself as a bit of a crossword wizard? We at Tensar are getting into the festive spirit & bring to you our special geotechnical themed crossword. You …

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Topics:Geogrid