TechFab India’s advanced facility for interface testing of geosynthetics fully operational

June 24th, 2022

TechFab India’s state-of-the-art geosynthetic-soil interaction testing facility is now fully operational at its in-house laboratory located in Rakholi, Silvassa, Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli. This facility has a large pullout apparatus for conducting laboratory pull-out tests on geosynthetics in accordance with ASTM D6706 and a large direct shear apparatus for evaluating the interface […]

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‘Living breakwaters’ protect Staten Island’s shoreline

June 1st, 2022

The Triton marine mattresses’ limestone filling provides the substrate for growing oysters, helping repopulate the oyster reef systems surrounding Staten Island, N.Y. Photograph courtesy of Tensar International Corp. Coastal erosion in the United States costs roughly $500 million in property damage annually. Proposed solutions focused on building higher, thicker, wider protective structures—such as seawalls—are expensive […]

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Commercial Metals completes acquisition of Tensar Corporation

April 28th, 2022

Photograph courtesy Tensar International Corp. Commercial Metals Company announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of TAC Acquisition Corp. ("Tensar") from Castle Harlan, a New York-based private equity firm, for a cash purchase price of $550 million, subject to customary purchase price adjustments. Tensar is a global provider of innovative ground stabilization and soil reinforcement solutions, […]

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Choosing soil stabilization geosynthetics

April 12th, 2022

For a Seattle road over marshland, the contractor chose a Tensar International Corp. geogrid for soil stabilization. By Alec Anderson, P.E., Regional Sales Manager, Tensar International Corp.  Installing a geotextile. Photograph courtesy of Tensar International Corp. When soft soils are encountered on a jobsite, many contractors automatically turn to the same solutions they've always used. However, […]

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Geosynthetics Conference 2023 short course lineup announced

April 1st, 2022

Jie Han, the Glenn L. Parker Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Kansas, delivers the Dr. Robert M. Koerner Lecture at GeoNashville in Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 4, 2021. Photograph courtesy of Mark Skalny/Mark Skalny Photography The Geosynthetics Conference 2023, Feb. 5–8, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo., will host six half-day short courses on […]

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ACE Geosynthetics wins IAAs in the geosynthetics category

April 1st, 2022

ACE Geosynthetics Inc. incorporated geogrids and geotextiles into mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls for a highway interchange project in the Middle East. Photograph courtesy of ACE Geosynthetics Inc. The northern part of a highway interchange project in the Middle East is adjacent to a developing industrial park; a densely populated city is located to the […]

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LCC curing effect on geogrids

April 1st, 2022

Q: Can you tell me whether modest warming of geogrids (e.g., due to heat generated by the curing of lightweight cellular concrete [LCC]) might impact the long-term strength or long-term modulus of geogrids? A: You need to know the maximum temperature due to the heat from hydration of the LCC. Most pozzolanic reaction temperatures (like […]

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High pH effects geogrids?

April 1st, 2022

Q: Can you tell me whether the high pH of curing portland cement (typically ~12.4) might have any impact on the long-term performance of geogrids? A: It depends on the geogrid and its formulation. There are three categories of geogrid: (1) punched and drawn (polyethylene [PE] uniaxial, polypropylene [PP] biaxial and triaxial), (2) strap (polyvinyl […]

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Geosynthetics support circular economy

March 18th, 2022

Geosynthetics support circular economy by helping to reuse and recycle waste materials, and by reducing the carbon footprint of sites Geogrids at a sewage treatment plant help reduce the plant’s carbon footprint. Photograph courtesy of Tensar International Corp. The circular economy is an essential response to the growing scarcity and cost of natural resources, and […]

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Resilient Roads Roundtable announces innovators/influencers list

March 15th, 2022

The Resilient Roads Roundtable announces infrastructure innovators and influencers in the public sector and government agencies. Photograph courtesy Resilient Roads Roundtable The Resilient Roads Roundtable—a consortium of business, academia and government working together toward roads that are safer, smoother, more sustainable and better able to rebound from extreme conditions, without increasing the cost to build and […]

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