‘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 […]

Read More

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, […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Tensar technical seminar to feature Arkansas governor

February 9th, 2022

Gov. Asa Hutchison and Arkansas Department of Transportation Director Lori Tudor will address the impact of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) on state transportation projects at the Tensar technical seminar. Tensar International Corp.’s InterAx geogrid, a new product released in August 2021. Photograph courtesy Tensar International Corp. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Director […]

Read More

Railway ballast geogrids focus of AREMA’s Tensar tour

February 4th, 2022

With railway ballast geogrids on their minds, AREMA Committee 1 members will tour Tensar International Corp.’s plant Feb. 8. Tensar railway ballast geogrids in place during construction of a rail line. Photograph courtesy of Tensar International Corp. American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA)  Committee 1 members will tour the Tensar International Corp. plant in Morrow, Ga., on Feb. 8 starting […]

Read More

Commercial Metals Co. acquires Tensar International Corp.

December 7th, 2021

Photograph courtesy Tensar International Corp. Commercial Metals Co. (CMC), a leader in the manufacture of steel products, including rebar used in infrastructure construction reinforcement, has acquired Tensar International Corp. as part of CMC’s strategy to expand its leadership in construction solutions. Tensar International Corp. is a leader in geogrid engineered solutions for civil construction, and […]

Read More

New GMA leadership and socially distanced activities

August 1st, 2020

The executive council of the Geosynthetics Materials Association (GMA) has a new chair and first vice chair. Bryan Gee, the director of education and training for Tensar International Corp., has ascended to the chair of GMA, while Steve Thaxton, the business development leader of geosynthetics for Owens Corning, has assumed the position of first vice […]

Read More

Working together to advance geosynthetics

February 1st, 2019

Leadership, participation and collaboration are important to the success of any association. The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) can attribute its growth in recent years to the many members, leaders and industry partners who volunteer their time to support the association’s mission. Read below to learn more about some of them and the programs they support. […]

Read More

GMA News: GMA had a jam-packed start to the year

June 1st, 2018

In January 2018 members of the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) participated in the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. In February our executive council met in Charlotte, North Carolina, to review GMA’s goals and mission. In March a delegation of GMA executives met with representatives from the White House and the U.S. […]

Read More

GeoDallas Watch: 2018 GeoDallas schedule announced

June 1st, 2018

June World Environmental & Water Resources Congress June 3–7 | Minneapolis, Minn. Hosted by the Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the World Environmental & Water Resources Congress brings together the top environmental and water resources infrastructure professionals. Topics include erosion and sediment control, numerical modeling, hydraulic […]

Read More