Layfield Group to distribute Tensar products in Canada

March 26th, 2021

Layfield Group announced an agreement with Tensar International Corp. for Canadian distribution of Tensar geosynthetics products. Tensar is the industry leader in soil stabilization and reinforcement. Over the past three decades, the company has developed products and technologies that have been at the forefront of the geotechnical industry. As a result, you know you can […]

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Tensar (U.K.) commits to 100% renewable energy

February 11th, 2021

All the electricity used by Tensar International Ltd. in the U.K. in manufacturing its geogrid products is now certified to come from renewable sources. The switch to a renewable energy supplier, which took place on Oct. 1, 2020, is one of several initiatives introduced by Tensar in recent years to reduce its environmental impact, said […]

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Methods to properly evaluate subgrade strength

December 17th, 2020

by Nathan Young, P.E. Accurately evaluating subgrade strength is critical for almost any job site. The strength may be acceptable in a few areas; however, assuming that same strength spans the entire site can prove to be very costly if that assumption is wrong. Fortunately, a few test methods exist to quickly gather the required data […]

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Environmental ethics for engineers webinar

July 16th, 2020

Tensar will sponsor a webinar, “Environmental Ethics for Engineers,” on July 30, from 1 to 2 p.m. EDT.  This webinar looks at issues of ethics in the practice of engineering, using environmental ethics as the specific framework for the session. The discussion will include: The importance of ethics in engineering practiceA review of codes of […]

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Tensar to host webinar on separation materials

February 19th, 2020

Tensar Corp. will sponsor a webinar, “Maintaining Separation of Fine-Grained Soils,” on Feb. 27, at 1 p.m. EST. The options available to the designer for maintaining the integrity of granular fill layers which are placed over fine-grained soils to provide a stable surface will be discussed. Multiple design approaches are available for addressing this common […]

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Overcoming expansive soils with Tensar’s TriAx Geogrid

November 13th, 2019

Expansion: it’s a win for communities when roads reach out and connect people to business, resources and formerly rural areas. But another form of expansion—soil that expands when water is added and shrinks when it dries out—can thwart this progress by making it hard to economically build and maintain long-lasting roads. “Expansive soil” is in […]

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Christopher honored with 2018 Koerner award and lecture series

February 1st, 2019

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), led by a Koerner awardee selection task force, chose Barry R. Christopher, Ph.D., P.E., as the recipient of the 2018 Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series. The award and lecture series is named for Robert M. Koerner, Ph.D., the founder and director emeritus of the Geosynthetic Institute and professor […]

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Tensar to present technical seminar in Minneapolis

November 26th, 2018

Tensar International Corp. will sponsor a technical seminar in Minneapolis, Minn., on Jan. 8, 2019, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT. The seminar will be held at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. The seminar will cover a variety of geosynthetic applications, including roadways, pavement maintenance, walls and slopes, market solutions, airfields, mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) […]

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GMA’s geosynthetic education offerings make a difference on campus and Capitol Hill

October 1st, 2018

August 2018 was a great month for the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) and the industry at large. Banner legislation promoting innovative materials was introduced in Congress by friend of the industry Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I. GMA members and industry educators met at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to educate students about the importance of […]

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Barry R. Christopher honored with 2018 Koerner award and lecture series

September 11th, 2018

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA), led by a Koerner awardee selection task force, selected Barry R. Christopher, Ph.D., P.E., as the recipient of the 2018 Dr. Robert M. Koerner Award and Lecture Series. The award and lecture series is named for Dr. Robert M. Koerner, Ph.D., the founder and director emeritus of the Geosynthetic Institute […]

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