A proven track record for rail solutions
Railways in the Western Hemisphere date back over two hundred years. Global economies would not have prospered as they did without these vital systems. Today, railways still serve as one of the most efficient modes for transporting goods around the earth’s surface. It’s critical that railways are constructed and maintained as efficiently as possible.
Despite facing increased demand, rail transportation companies have recently experienced declining revenue. Tightening construction budgets and heavier axle loads have forced track owners to explore lower cost alternatives to traditional methods of construction and track maintenance. In addition, owners are increasingly asking engineers and contractors to balance the unique safety requirements associated with track beds with environmental concerns.
From track support over weak subgrades to bridge abutments and heavy-duty intermodal pavements, Tensar geogrids are a proven solution capable of balancing all concerns with ease.
With the current (and rising) cost of materials, railway owners must continuously seek the most cost-effective design for constructing new track. Since track maintenance is a costly and ongoing liability, lifecycle cost savings are an additional concern. From light rail to heavy Class 1 structures, how can you build better tracks that substantially reduce track maintenance under a wide range of soil and loading conditions while also lowering the initial upfront cost? The proven solution is Tensar geogrids.
Walls & Slopes
When considering grade separations for rail projects, safety and long-term performance are top priorities. These concerns can seem daunting when faced with countless options for grade separations. Sourcing a solution from a single supplier, like Tensar, allows rail owners to get a complete system with components engineered to work together. Our rigorously-tested and patented earth retaining systems for railway applications take into consideration a variety of safety factors.
Heavy Duty Pavements
The loads imposed in the loading/unloading paved areas adjoining rail lines at intermodal facilities generally exceed those applied to the trackbeds themselves. These heavy-duty pavement structures are designed to support loads not only from truck traffic, but from cranes and other cargo transfer equipment. Tensar geogrids have helped many intermodal facilities by reducing material costs, speeding construction, and extending the design life of these heavily trafficked pavements.
The Geopier GeoSpikeSM system is a cost-effective method for strengthening weak railroad track subgrades. This system is installed without removing railroad tracks, ties, or ballast.
Geopier ground improvement is also used to cost-effectively stabilize shallow slides along existing soil embankments by using the Geopier SRT® system. The patented SRT Plate Pile™ method is well suited to stabilize slides or steep slopes that do not meet required stability criteria.
County Road 124 OverpassMarket: Public Roads
Application: Retaining Wall
Benefit: Ability to use locally available backfill material
What Role Can Plastics & Geogrids Play in Sustainability?
Overview of Project Delivery and Procurement Methods
In this session, we will provide an overview of the major structures for the delivery of construction projects. The discussion will cover three...