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by Matthew Brown, on 30-Jun-2022 05:08:04

Determination of geotechnical properties – Is it all BS? Does BS 1377-2:2022 supersede aspects of BS EN ISO 17892? Or is it the other way around? Earlier this year, BSI …

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by Dr Kasia Zamara, on 17-Jun-2022 05:41:24

Aren't we beyond CBR testing now? Why do I still need a CBR value when my road foundation design is based on modulus? Forget soil for a moment. Instead, imagine …

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by Andrew Lees, on 26-May-2022 04:58:51

The importance of particle size distribution in soils Soils are made up of mineral particles, and the size and arrangement of these particles has a major influence on the properties …

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by Jonathan Cook, on 12-May-2022 03:06:05

'Green credentials'...? Are there any construction manufacturers today that don’t claim to be behaving in an environmentally responsible way and producing ‘green’ products that are ‘sustainable’? Thankfully, most companies in …

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by Dr Kasia Zamara, on 28-Apr-2022 05:19:06

When weak or variable ground is encountered in road construction, some form of subgrade stabilisation is usually adopted as an alternative to excavation and replacement of the weak soils. What …

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by Andrew Lees, on 07-Apr-2022 03:53:01

Previously on our last blog... As we saw in our previous blog, “How do you model geogrids in FEA”, it is incorrect to represent the geogrid only as a discrete …

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by Andrew Lees, on 28-Mar-2022 04:36:33

Renewable, green electricity from wind turbines. Onshore wind is one of the cheapest forms of electricity generation and of course, is 100% renewable. In the UK, the cost of electricity …

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by Andrew Lees, on 23-Mar-2022 12:02:15

What do you need to know, first? The use of numerical modelling and the availability of powerful software modelling tools have enabled a major change in geotechnical design. As with …

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by Jonathan Cook, on 03-Feb-2022 04:30:28

What is the DMRB? The Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) is a suite of documents that dictate how the majority of UK highways are appraised, designed, maintained and …

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by Andrew Lees, on 20-Jan-2022 05:36:57

The challenge of airport infrastructure One key feature of all airports is obviously the very large total area made up of various differing pavements. There are two important factors which …

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