Kerry Rowe Mercer Lecture Schedule Announced

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Dr. Kerry Rowe has been selected to deliver the 2019-2020 Mercer Lecture. The biennial lecture series honors the late Dr. Brian Mercer, the inventor of geogrids. Tensar International sponsors the prestigious series, which is endorsed by the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS). The Mercer Lecture was establ... »

Tensar Expands with New Offices in Sweden and Poland

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As 2016 nears its close, activity in geosynthetics is picking up. Specifically, companies continue to make known the measures they’ve taken in the year to set up 2017’s success. Reinforcement and stabilization geosynthetics manufacturer Tensar is doing it through expansion. The company has confirmed the addition of new offices in Sweden and Poland. TENSAR POLSKA BUILDS UPON TWO DECADES OF WORK Bas... »

Bridge Approach Embankment with MSE Walls and Pulverized Fuel Ash

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By Chaido (Yuli) Doulala-Rigby and Martin Black – For a new major road construction (the Tinsley Link) in the North of England, a bridge approach embankment needed to be designed and constructed. A 500m-long mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) wall on piled foundations was proposed, one that would utilize geogrid reinforcement and enable the beneficial use of pulverized fuel ash (PFA). The P... »

VIDEO: Performance of Geogrids in Track Ballast Applications

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Tensar’s “Keeping You in the Know” video series is a Q&A influenced campaign. Here in its third video, Stabilisation Systems expert Mike Horton (Tensar International Limited) tackles the question: “What evidence is there that TX190L outperforms biaxial geogrids in track ballast?” “Tensar’s geogrids have been used to stabilize rail ballast and sub-balla... »

VIDEO: Designing with TriAx® Geogrids

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Video number two in Tensar’s Keeping You in the Know” series looks at how TriAx® geogrids are used from a design perspective. This includes how software is used by the company and engineering clients in stabilization designs. In the first video, Senior Product Manager Jonathan Cook (Tensar International Limited) addressed questions of tensile strength and its relevance to certain desig... »

VIDEO: Tensar on Tensile Strength Relevance in Certain Designs

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Tensar’s “Keeping You in the Know” video series is a Q&A influenced campaign. In the first video, Senior Product Manager Jonathan Cook (Tensar International Limited) addresses questions on tensile strength and its relevance to certain designs. His response may surprise some. “[Tensile strength] is not relevant when the geogrid is used in the design of roads and temporary work... »

Geosynthetic Design Software and Calculator Tools

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It’s no revelation that civil, environmental, and geotechnical engineering designs require a significant amount of calculation. The most advanced calculations, supported by due diligence and experience, can never be replaced by freeware and proprietary tools; but on the project selection and record-keeping side, a number of companies offer highly useful geosynthetic design software and calcu... »

South Africa: Road Expansion with MSE Walls

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By Kaytech – When a major roadway upgrade was approved for the city of Ballito, KZN Province, South Africa, mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls were essential to the project’s success. The scope of works entailed the expansion of an undivided two-lane road into a three-lane divided road. MSE walls were needed to bring the extra lanes to level, due to the site’s undulating topography. B... »

Reinforcing Scotland’s Strathy North Wind Farm

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Nearly 100,000m2 of geogrids have been utilized in the wide-scale stabilization of site access roads for the North Strathy Wind Farm in the Scottish Highlands. Situated near Strathy on the north coast in Sutherland, more than 18km of access roads have been installed to construction and long-term access to the 33 turbines. The Scottish ministries approved the 68 MW development in 2011, and in 2013 ... »

Tensar Sets New Benchmark for Its Reinforced Slope Heights in UK

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By Tensar International – For a new retail distribution warehouse in Crick, Northamptonshire, Tensar International designed and provided products for a 15m-high slope. The TensarTech® GreenSlope® Earth Retaining System installation is now the highest single lift, reinforced slope that the company has designed in the United Kingdom. Designed to match the ground level of the site’s boundaries ... »

Tensar Appoints Americas Executive Vice President

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ATLANTA – Nov. 24, 2014 – Tensar International, the global leader in geosynthetic construction technology, recently appointed Mike Lawrence as Executive Vice President of the Americas. Lawrence will spearhead strategic leadership support in the United States, Canada and Latin American regions and drive growth in these emerging markets. “We are proud to have Mike join our Tensar team in this ... »

PRESS RELEASE: Tensar Files Patent Lawsuit in Canada over Geogrid

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ATLANTA – 7 October 2014 – Tensar International has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Canada against Enviro-Pro Geosynthetics Ltd, a reseller of geogrid manufactured in China by Taian Modern Plastics Co Ltd (TMP). The Canada lawsuit is pending in Federal Court, which is the national trial court in Ottawa. “We have a proven track record over several decades for investing heavily in innov... »

Tensar International Strengthens Local Presence in Bakken Shale Region

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ATLANTA – Tensar International, the global leader in geosynthetic site development technology, is pleased to announce the relocation of Scott Whaley, regional sales manager, from Alpharetta, Ga., to Mandan, N.D. This strategic move will strengthen Tensar’s footprint in the area surrounding the Bakken shale formation and address the growing infrastructure demands of the oil and gas industry. “... »

Tensar Corporation Acquired by Castle Harlan

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ATLANTA – Tensar Corporation, the global leader in geosynthetic site development technology, announced today that it has been acquired by Castle Harlan, Inc., a New York-based middlemarket private equity firm. “By inventing and bringing to market superior cost and technically performing soil and pavement stabilization solutions, Tensar Corporation, through its Tensar International Corporatio... »

Tensar Expands Exclusive Distribution Partnership with ACF Environmental

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ATLANTA, 4 June 2014 –Tensar International, the global leader in geosynthetic site development technology, has recently extended its exclusive partnership with ACF Environmental into the Maryland and Delaware markets. The expanded territory allows for increased exposure in the region and greater availability of Tensar® TriAx® Geogrids. ACF Environmental (ACF) is the exclusive Tensar Roadway ... »

Tensar Manager Celebrates Landmark Anniversary

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Jonathan Cook, Tensar International’s Manager of Products and Technology (Eastern Hemisphere), is celebrating 20 years with the global soil-reinforcement and ground stabilisation leader. Joining the company in April 1994 after completing a degree in Civil Engineering at the Bolton Institute of Higher Education, Jonathan has risen through the ranks, including roles as Area Civil Engineer for Northe... »

HRH Princess Anne Unveils New Tensar Facility in Russia

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FEBRUARY 2014 – The new 1 billion ruble state-of-the-art facility reinforces Tensar’s market-leading position in soil-reinforcement and subgrade stabilization technologies. The Princess Royal was welcomed by a delegation including the Governor of St Petersburg, Georgy Poltavchenko and Tensar Corporation’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Don Meltzer, and embarked on a tour of the facil... »

VIDEO: ADOT Uses Geogrid in Navajo Route 20 Work

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The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has an extensive video library that documents its work and the dedication of its personnel from around the state. In paving a 28-mile stretch of Temporary US89 (also known as US 89T and Navajo Route 20), ADOT encountered significantly sandy soils that led to multiple vehicles getting stuck. As the video above notes, water trucks, pick up trucks, pavi... »

Project Stories: GeoTalk Issue 23.1 Published

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Tensar International Corporation has published its latest issue of GeoTalk, a regular geosynthetic technology and project stories publication. This issue adds seven stories to the series: Building Public Transportation over a Capped Landfill Key Gateway Construction between Major Roads near Fort Collins, Colorado Railbed Performance of Tensar® TriAx® Geogrids Haul Road Reinforcement in Mining Oper... »

Independent Testing Underscores the HP of VMax HPTRM

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Tensar North American Green is releasing more information on the latest addition to the VMax® turf reinforcement mat (TRM) product line: VMax® W3000™. Billed as a high performance turf reinforcement mat (HPTRM), the product has been designed to accommodate vegetated shear stress of 16 psf and vegetated velocity of 25 fps. The initial campaign email from the company notes that this enhanced VMax® p... »

Tensar International Announces Another Regional Partnership

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ATLANTA – Tensar International, the global leader in geosynthetic site development technology, has announced an expanded partnership with G & O Supply Co., Inc., which will increase Tensar ‘s product accessibility and support service in Mississippi. This new partnership will allow for increased Tensar® TriAx® Geogrid availability to local customers, especially along the Gulf Coast ... »

Tensar Extends Partnership with GeoSolutions into Oklahoma

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ATLANTA – Tensar International, the leader in geosynthetic soil reinforcement, recently extended its partnership with GeoSolutions, Inc. into the Oklahoma market. GeoSolutions, a full-line distributor of geosynthetics that specializes in full-service roadway and sitework solutions for the civil engineering marketplace, is now the sole distributor of Tensar® TriAx® Geogrids and Tensar-branded BX Ge... »

Tensar Launches New Website with Enhanced Content for Registered Users

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Tensar has launched a new website with easy-to-navigate access to geogrid products and systems, project case studies, industry white papers, product literature and more. Search by application, system or market sector to learn how Tensar's wide range of geogrid products, systems and applications can benefit your next project. Registered users can take advantage of SP4 PRO, Dimension Solution and ot... »

U.S. Rep. Tom Price Tours Tensar International’s Headquarters

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U.S. Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., was welcomed by top executives during a recent tour of Tensar International's Headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia. During his visit employees were able to discuss industry trends, and learn about a transportation bill that could expand the country's infrastructure. »

Tensar Announces Price Increases

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In a 21 January 2013 letter to its business partners, Tensar International Corporation has announced a price increase of 8% for its biaxial and TriAx® geogrids. Writing for the company, Dean Ditmar, Vice President and General Manager, notes that the sharp rise in raw material costs, primarily in regards to polypropylene resins and additives, has necessitated the move. "We will continue to pursue a... »