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STABILISE A WORKING PLATFORM WITH TRIAX | TCS GEOTECHNICS

By March 24, 2021April 23rd, 2021NEWS
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USE TENSAR TRIAX TO STABILISE YOUR WORKING PLATFORM WITH TCS GEOTECHNICS

A stable and safe working platform is vital when using large load-bearing plant like cranes and piling rigs. The type of incidents pictured above clearly must be avoided. Obviously, the safety of site personnel is the principle concern but also less serious incidents can lead to expensive equipment repairs and lost production whilst the incident is rectified and important investigations completed.

During operation cranes and piling rigs can exert particularly high localised loads which need to a supported on a stable working platform with high bearing capacity. Traditionally this type of platform has been provided via the installation of relatively large thicknesses of compacted stone which spread the loads. The issue with this solution is that the importation, placement, compaction, and potential removal of large quantities of stone can be very expensive, both financially and environmentally.

For many years now safe working platforms incorporating geogrid stabilisation have been utilised to significantly reduce these stone thicknesses and offer large associated cost savings. The geogrid/stone interaction not only leads to an increase in load-bearing capacity but also the planar nature of the geogrid provides a lateral consistency of bearing improvement thereby ironing out soft spots and providing an even working surface.

large crane operating on a stable working platform
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USING TENSARS T-VALUE DESIGN METHOD TO ACCURATELY PREDICT YOUR STONE COST SAVINGS

Based on years of research and experience Tensar has developed an optimised stabilisation approach to the design of working platforms for tracked plant. Expanding on the BR470 guide to good practice, the Tensar “T-Value” method applies extensive credible and representative research to these important temporary works. The Tensar design methodology regularly leads to thinner and more cost-effective platform layers than standard BR470 reinforced designs. Importantly, Tensar will indemnify those designs providing you with the assurance you require.

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