Jonathan Cook

Jonathan Cook

Jonathan Cook is senior product manager at Tensar International

Recent Posts by Jonathan Cook:

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 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 Jonathan Cook, on 18-Nov-2021 04:34:17

Good news and bad news The good news is that after months of suppressed demand across Europe due to Covid-19, construction activity is slowly increasing. The bad news is that …

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by Jonathan Cook, on 29-Jul-2021 08:53:23

For railways around the world, line speed restrictions and expensive and disruptive track maintenance are frequently caused by poor track geometry and misaligned rails. However, Tensar's trackbed stabilisation systems with …

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by Jonathan Cook, on 17-Jun-2021 04:24:22

Beginnings As with most great ideas and products that we now take for granted, geogrids began in a small way, and have come a considerable distance to reach the level …

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by Jonathan Cook, on 03-Jun-2021 06:36:41

Designing for value Value Engineering has to be about maximising value not simply reducing cost, but this is a change to established thinking… How is value defined? Traditionally, . However, true …

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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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