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 Erkan Tahiroglu, on 03-Dec-2020 04:49:33

Tensar’s reinforced soil systems were used extensively on Highways England’s £1.5bn A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme, delivering permanent structures for junction improvements and load bearing abutments for temporary bridges. As …

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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 Kasia Zamara, on 05-Nov-2020 07:09:07

Mechanically stabilised layers and cellular foundation mattresses are proven and economical alternatives to traditional embankment foundations. Embankments are a key feature of many infrastructure projects, from roads, to railways and …

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Topics:Geogridstratum

by Kasia Zamara, on 29-Oct-2020 05:35:26

A major challenge for many onshore wind farm projects is how to support the massive cranes needed to lift turbine sections into place. Geosynthetic cellular foundation mattresses can be the …

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Topics:GeogridTemporary Workswindfarms

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