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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 Tony Roe, on 23-Jul-2020 03:13:46

A Stress Absorbing Membrane Interlayer delivered stronger, safer and more reliable running lanes for the M3 smart motorway project in Surrey. As discussed in last week’s blog, asphalt reinforcement systems …

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Topics:Asphalt Reinforcement

by Michal Golos, on 16-Jul-2020 03:43:06

Standard bitumen tack coats delivered the best performance in recent geogrid-reinforced asphalt tests. Results from testing, by Aecom’s Pavement Design and Asset Management team, showed using a 1.1l/m2 of tack …

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Topics:Asphalt Reinforcement

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

by Craig Roberts, on 30-Jun-2020 07:18:52

Tensar’s TensarTech TW1 reinforced soil wall system provided a safe, fast and economical way of crossing deep ravines in the Fujairah mountains on the Sheikh Khalifa Highway project and included …

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Topics:InfrastructureWalls & Slopes

by Craig Roberts, on 23-Jun-2020 06:22:31

Reinforced (sometimes called mechanically-stabilised) soil is becoming a standard way of forming cost-effective walls and bridge abutments on highways, instead of the more traditional options frequently involving piling and reinforced …

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by Craig Roberts, on 19-Jun-2020 04:09:56

Assessing the long term performance of geogrid used in reinforced soil walls and slopes is crucial, with some structures having a design life of up to 120 years. Unlike roads, …

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Topics:Walls & Slopes

by Craig Roberts, on 16-Jun-2020 07:24:00

Using site-won, non-standard fills is a great way to reduce the environmental impact of reinforced soil walls and slopes; plus it can save time and money. A big advantage of …

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Topics:Walls & Slopes