soil reinforcement geogrid News

  • Future of reinforced soil structure engineering identified

    A call for industry and universities to drive forward key opportunities for research into polymer geogrid applications has been made following a successful symposium to mark 25 years of technological advancement in the field.More than 150 people attended the Jubilee Symposium on Polymer Geogrid Reinforcement in London which identified important new directions for further development in ...


    By Tensar International

  • Geogrid rail embankment solution model

    By developing a cost-effective, rapid and highly sustainable solution for the Brigg Line embankment in Lincolnshire, Arup and Network Rail, with Tensar International and support services and construction company Carillion, have demonstrated a reinforced soil retaining wall approach using geogrids cast into in-situ reinforced concrete wall facing units that can be used to solve similar challenging ...


    By Tensar International

  • New High Performance Soil Reinforcement for Roads, Bridges and Slopes Endorsed by BBA Certification

    Tensar International’s newly developed RE500 series of uniaxial geogrids have been awarded British Board of Agrément Certification* for roads, bridge abutments, retaining walls, slopes and embankments in UK highway construction. RE500 uniaxial geogrids show significant long term strength improvements to create potentially lower cost structures for clients.“Independent BBA endorsement of our RE500 ...


    By Tensar International

  • Tensar Geogrid technology offers sustainable solutions for Rail Trackbed and structure stability

    Tensar International has led the world in the design and manufacture of trackbed stabilisation, ground stabilisation and soil reinforcement solutions since the 1970s. Continuous development and innovation of geogrids and geotextiles, including many patented designs, have led to their use in railways across Europe and the world, as well as road, bridge, embankment, runway and many other ...


    By Tensar International

  • Tensar international announces price increase for stabilization geogrid products

    Tensar International Corporation has increased prices for its subgrade improvement and road base reinforcement geogrid products globally. The increase, effective February 15, has been implemented to partially offset significantly higher polymer raw material costs. "Polymer cost increases have continued throughout 2010", explained Robert Vevoda, Tensar International President and Managing ...


    By Tensar International

  • Tensar corporation makes major investment to increase geogrid production capacity

    Tensar Corporation the leader in geosynthetic soil reinforcement and stabilization, is making a major investment to increase the output capacity of its geogrid production plant in Morrow, Ga. Expansion in the production will come on stream in 2012 enabling an increase in output of 30 percent. “Significant growth of our TriAx geogrid sales in the Americas has prompted the move,” said ...


    By Tensar International

  • Geotextiles and Geogrids Market in UAE and GCC Will Reach 182.5 Million By 2019 : Transparency Market Research

    Transparency Market Research is Published new Market Report “Geotextiles and Geogrids Market in UAE and GCC - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019," the GCC (excluding UAE) geogrids market was valued at USD 83.3 million in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 182.5 million by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 11.6% from 2013 to 2019. In terms of volume, the ...


  • New Costa del Sol Housing Devlepment Stabilised

    Spain remains a popular place for UK homeowners seeking a ‘second home’ in the sun. When creating an exclusive, quality housing development to appeal to the discerning UK buyer, walls and embankments are a popular part of landscaping and design to ensure an attractive residential environment. Manilva’s prestigious new housing development under construction near Malaga is being designed with ...


    By Tensar International

  • New Terramesh Wall in Cyprus is under construction

    We are proud to inform you about the new “Stelios Ioannou Library” project Paramesh System, currently under construction in Nicosia, Cyprus. The design was developed by the famous French architect Jean Nouvel. The project covers an area of 15.700 m2 and started in October 2011. Maccaferri Hellas was contacted for the design, ...


    By Officine Maccaferri S.p.A.

  • Tensar international responds to sustained polymer cost escalation

    Tensar International Corporation, the leader in geosynthetic soil reinforcement and stabilization, has increased prices for its subgrade improvement and road base reinforcement geogrid products globally. The 10 percent increase, effective May 2, has been implemented to partially offset significantly higher polymer raw material costs “Global polymer costs have continued to rise steeply and ...


    By Tensar International

  • Rapid response to bridge flood misery

    Following November 21’s flood destruction of the town’s bridges over the River Derwent in Workington, Cumbria, Army Royal Engineers have used Tensar International’s TriAx™ geogrid to help construct new bridge abutments for a 40 ton temporary footbridge. Connecting the north and south of the town, the actual bridge will take a week to assemble, and is expected to be in place for Monday 6th’s ...


    By Tensar International

  • Natural appearance and sustainable construction of steep slopes with Tensartech systems

    Vegetated embankments and steep slopes are favoured methods of construction for infrastructure projects, including roads, bridges and railways. Tensar International’s Tensartech NaturalGreen and GreenSlope Systems, for reinforced earth retaining slopes up to 45º and 70º respectively, offer rapid and low cost construction, proven performance, and high sustainability with excellent vegetated ...


    By Tensar International

  • Tensar International continues global expansion with New Russian Plant

    Tensar International has signed an agreement to build a manufacturing plant in Russia. Tensar is the majority shareholder in this joint venture, with remaining investment coming from Russian partners. Don Meltzer, CEO of US parent company, Tensar Corporation, and Bob Vevoda, Chief Operating Officer and President of Tensar International, met with their Russian JV partners in London earlier this ...


    By Tensar International

  • ASTM D6916 - 06c(2011) standard test method for determining the shear strength between segmental concrete units (Modular Concrete Blocks)

    The shear strength between segmental concrete units (with and without geosynthetic reinforcement) and is used in design of reinforced soil retaining walls. This test is used to determine the shear strength for the design of the facing stability of segmental retaining walls. Performing a series of these shear tests at varying normal ...


    By ASTM International

  • Tensar retains the old with the new in steel city

    Construction of the basement car park and foundations for a superstore, on a steep site in Sheffield, meant building over and in front of an existing Victorian wall which could not be structurally loaded. Tensar International designed an innovative Tensartech wall solution over a TriAx® foundation mattress to overcome poor load bearing soil conditions, which also helped to reduce the ...


    By Tensar International

  • Tensar Corporation Promotes Robert Vevoda to Chief Operating Officer

    Tensar Corporation, announced today Robert Vevoda has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this new position, Vevoda will be responsible for global manufacturing operations in addition to heading up commercial operations as President of Tensar International Corporation, the leader in geosynthetic soil reinforcement and stabilization. “With Bob’s experience and successes ...


    By Tensar International

  • Wall and slope failures cause for concern after flooding in the Atlanta metro area

    Homeowners and commercial developers will undoubtedly face many challenges in their recovery efforts following last week’s devastating flood in Metro Atlanta. A major concern for Atlanta area residents and businesses has centered on the failure of retaining walls and slopes, or, if a failure has not yet occurred, the integrity of their walls and slopes in the wake of the flood. According to Jon ...


    By Tensar International

  • Tensar supports Roman Villa recreation for C4

    The proposal to recreate a Roman Villa/ Bath House on an English Heritage site at Wroxeter, near Shrewsbury, for Channel 4’s January 20, 2011 programme ‘Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day’ , was made possible by constructing it on a reinforced concrete raft foundation over a rock mattress mechanically stabilised with Tensar’s TriAx geogrid. Evans Wolfenden ...


    By Tensar International

  • Resisting subsidence pitfalls with Tensartech retaining wall solutions

    Extensive underground mining in south Poland posed a significant challenge to construction of the A1 motorway which forms part of the connection between the Czech border, Piekary Slaskie and on to northern Poland. To accommodate potential differential settlement on the approach embankments to bridge structures, the engineering consultant consortium addressed the challenge by designing ...


    By Tensar International

  • Tensar announces closure of $175 million restructured credit facility with a group of lenders agented by GE Antares Capital

    April [30], 2012 –Tensar Corporation (“Tensar”) announced today the successful closure of a restructured $175,000,000 credit facility with a group of lenders agented by GE Antares Capital. The proceeds from the financing will provide Tensar the financial stability to focus on achieving its long-term revenue and profit growth objectives. As a result of this restructuring, ...


    By Tensar International

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