Safe travels: Airports zone in on geotextiles

August 31st, 2023

The existing concrete runway was “rubble-ized” and reused below the new runway at Toronto Pearson Airport, saving time and carbon emissions. Photo: Tensar Airport runways are not the same as roads. They need to be built smoother and stronger to support the loads of jet planes without buckling under the weight, which is no small […]

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Managing urban water issues with geosynthetics

November 1st, 2018

As more land is lost to urban sprawl, and managing stormwater and wastewater runoff from hard-surface pavements has become a growing necessity, green infrastructure strategies are front and center in the minds of city planners, engineers and others focused on environmental and quality-of-life issues. Green infrastructure (GI) is a sustainable, low-cost and environmentally friendly approach […]

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