Andrew Lees

Andrew Lees

Andrew Lees is an award winning lecturer and the originator of the new Tensar T-Value method for working platforms.

Recent Posts by Andrew Lees:

by Andrew Lees, on 24-Mar-2021 10:01:27

In road construction, the two main types of pavement are rigid and flexible. These two types use different materials and methods of construction, resulting in different physical properties (more on …

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by Andrew Lees, on 11-Mar-2021 04:19:00

Piling is one of the cornerstones of the construction industry today and indeed, it has been so for centuries – if not millennia. The function of piles is quite simply …

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by Andrew Lees, on 04-Mar-2021 03:44:45

Knowing the shear strength of soil is key for ground engineers and is vital to any design project. At some point, everything that is built makes contact with the ground …

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by Andrew Lees, on 18-Feb-2021 04:47:19

This guide explains the concept of the bearing capacity of soil (also known as ‘ground bearing pressure’), its significance in geotechnical engineering, the types of soil bearing pressure, and the …

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by Andrew Lees, on 04-Feb-2021 04:53:32

From the Great Wall of China, to the Dubai-Fujairah Highway, the versatility, stability and strength of reinforced soil has been used by builders and engineers to build retaining walls for …

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by Andrew Lees, on 21-Jan-2021 05:13:02

Retaining walls come in all types, shapes and sizes – from simple gravity walls to bored pile walls for basements and reinforced soil walls using geogrids – to suit a …

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Topics:Walls & Slopes

by Andrew Lees, on 07-Jan-2021 04:10:23

Happy New Year from all of us here at Tensar! We hope that you had a enjoyable break and had the chance to have a go at Andrew Lee's Christmas …

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Topics:Geogrid

by Andrew Lees, on 17-Dec-2020 04:19:46

As we wrap up the award winning Ground Coffee blog for 2020, Andrew Lees gets into the festive spirit and gives a special thanks to the construction workers who have …

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by Andrew Lees, on 18-Nov-2020 08:17:56

Retaining walls are a versatile tool for geotechnical engineers, enabling construction on or along slopes and on sites with limited space in towns and cities. According to the Oxford Dictionary, …

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Topics:Walls & Slopes

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
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