Tensar International Ground Coffee Blog

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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Topics:Temporary Works

by Rajit Rajaram, on 08-Oct-2020 05:38:13

Pavement Optimisation can play a vital part in meeting the UK’s future housing needs, helping deliver developments faster and more economically. The Government has a target of building 300,000 new …

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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 17-Sep-2020 04:02:36

Research has shown that Tensar TriAx is more effective at stabilising granular layers and improving overall road pavement performance than Tensar biaxial geogrid – it all comes down to TriAx’s …

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Topics:subgrade stabilisation

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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Topics:Geogrid

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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Topics:Geogrid

by Jonathan Cook, on 27-Aug-2020 04:52:57

A geogrid’s intended use, and how it interacts with the soil layers around it, is far more important than its physical properties, when assessing performance. Many geogrid specifications focus on …

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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