Evaluating the benefits of geogrid in foundation applications with onsite testing

November 1st, 2022

A key challenge in getting geosynthetics more widely accepted in the industry is to use them not only on keynote projects, but smaller, everyday projects. To do this, we must help design engineers quantify the benefits of the geosynthetic and this is especially applicable in the stabilization application.   In the geosynthetics industry, all major suppliers […]

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Designing Reinforced Soil Structures

October 1st, 2022

Q: Why is strain compatibility important in designing reinforced soil walls?  A: When designing reinforced earth structures, a vital aspect is the interaction between the reinforcement and the compacted soil, as this governs the overall stability of the structure. The main function of the reinforcement is to redistribute the stresses within the soil structure to […]

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Geogrid for Calgary road building

October 1st, 2022

Spartan Road Grid™ surface view after installation. Photograph courtesy of Titan Environmental Containment Geosynthetic materials have proven their worth on (and below) surfaces across Canada, where they are being used in greater frequency to provide contractors with a stronger, more sustainable, and cost-efficient base for their projects. Canada’s road-building sector recently applied Titan’s Spartan Road […]

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Wick drain ground improvements

August 1st, 2022

Editor's note: This is part 1 of a two-part article. Part 2 will appear in the October/November issue of Geosynthetics. FIGURE 1 Wick drain installation Construction of a large mine waste stockpile was required at the Rainy River Mine in Ontario, Canada. The mine rock stockpile foundation has up to 131 feet (40 m) thick […]

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Tensar Corporation Wins Association Of National Advertisers’ 2022 B2 Award 

June 9th, 2022

Bryan C. Gee, P.E., Tensar Director of Education and Training, receiving the ANA B2 Award Tensar Corporation, a global leader in geogrid engineered solutions for civil construction, has won an Association of National Advertisers 2022 B2 award. The company received a silver award in the "Integrated Marketing Program Small - Mid-Size Business" category for its "Time […]

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Geogrid geocomposite saves 50% in installation time

February 8th, 2022

Freudenberg Performance Materials Holding SE & Co. KG released a new geogrid geocomposite aimed at increasing the efficiency of construction projects. EnkaGrid MAX C geogrid geocomposite. Photograph courtesy of Freudenberg Performance Materials Holding SE & Co. KG Germany-based Freudenberg Performance Materials launched EnkaGrid MAX C, a new geogrid geocomposite consisting of a reinforcing geogrid bonded […]

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Slope stability with geocells at a New Zealand playground

December 27th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of Cirtex Aronia Park is a colorful new playground in South Auckland, New Zealand, that includes two multihued slides. The challenge arose with the specified topsoil thickness for the steep slope beneath the slides. There was a risk of the slope soil sliding off and requiring costly repair. Greenscene, the contractor, approached Cirtex […]

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NAUE geosynthetics secure German road embankment over old mining area

November 2nd, 2021

Photograph courtesy of NAUE The German federal highway B91 between the cities of Deuben and Werschen in Germany is a collector road with access to the A9 motorway. The subsoil risks resulting from past lignite mining activities represent an enormous challenge in the region. Subsidence has occurred regularly. Solution In the area of a bridge […]

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Tensar releases next-generation InterAx geogrid

August 9th, 2021

Tensar InterAx geogrid. Photograph courtesy of Tensar International Tensar International announces the release of the next generation in its portfolio of geosynthetic solutions: InterAx geogrids. Since Tensar invented geogrids in the 1970s, the products have earned a reputation as the optimal way to address poor soil conditions and stabilize aggregate in roadways and other critical […]

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An interview with Michael Lawrence, CEO of Tensar, on the launch of InterAx geogrid

August 8th, 2021

By Todd R. Berger Photograph courtesy of Tensar International As was announced August 9, the Alpharetta, Ga.-based geosynthetics manufacturer Tensar International launched an innovative new geogrid called Tensar InterAx. Michael Lawrence, CEO of Tensar, spoke with Geosynthetics magazine about the new geogrid. The questions and answers have been edited for clarity. The new InterAx geogrid […]

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