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 Kasia Zamara, on 22-Oct-2020 04:36:58

Along with mechanically stabilised layers, geosynthetic cellular foundation mattresses are a cost-effective and greener alternative to traditional foundations and ground treatment, when building temporary working platforms on very weak soils …

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by Andrew Lees, on 23-Apr-2020 04:32:09

Many of Downtown Washington DC’s metro stations were designed by architect Harry Weese who used exposed concrete and repetitive designs to create huge cathedral-like underground spaces. Washington metro cathedral-like underground …

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by Andrew Lees, on 16-Apr-2020 05:05:53

In cities, where demand for space and the price of land are high basements are a common method of maximising development space. Constructing basements is more complicated than adding above-ground …

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by Andrew Lees, on 19-Mar-2020 06:44:00

Following on from our last blog, this time we look at how large scale triaxial tests are critical in predicting the performance of granular materials mechanically-stabilised with geogrid. Ground Coffee …

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by Andrew Lees, on 13-Mar-2020 05:26:33

Triaxial tests are an excellent way of measuring the mechanical properties of soil, rock and granular materials, with results used to solve a wide range of geotechnical engineering problems. Triaxial …

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by Jonathan Cook, on 05-Mar-2020 04:59:39

Accessing and setting up site quickly, economically and safely is a key stage for many construction projects, particularly those in remote areas, with little existing infrastructure. Many construction projects rely …

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by Craig Roberts, on 27-Feb-2020 04:39:25

Temporary reinforced soil walls and slopes can offer low-cost and robust alternatives to reinforced concrete for load-bearing bridge abutments and can maximise space on site. Practicality and economy take priority …

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by Andrew Lees, on 20-Feb-2020 04:57:29

A full-scale field trial on the Canadian Prairies has verified our new T-value design method for working platforms stabilised with geogrid. As discussed, our T-value design method enables a more …

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by Andrew Lees, on 13-Feb-2020 06:06:04

The T-value design method enables a more accurate assessment of the positive effect of stabilising geogrids on the bearing capacity of a granular working platform. Ground Coffee Episode 6 - …

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