March 17, 2022

Retaining Wall System from Tensar/Forticrete Awarded BBA Certificate for Roads and Bridges

The Tensar/Forticrete Keystone retaining wall system has been awarded a BBA certificate for its use in railway and road bridge walls.

(PRWEB) March 17, 2022 -- The Keystone modular block http://www.tensar.co.uk[Retaining Wall System] jointly developed by Forticrete Ltd and Tensar International has been awarded British Board of Agrèment Certificate No. 04/R137 for use in railway and road bridge walls. The certification is an internationally acknowledged approval standard, and enables specifiers to select the Keystone system with even more confidence in its performance.

The Keystone system combines well proven precast facing units made under license in the UK by Forticrete Ltd, and Tensar’s market leading soil structure reinforcement RE geogrids.

The modular block facing units have been adapted for Tensar’s unique polymer connection, which enables much higher design strengths to be utilised compared with friction connection techniques. This allows aesthetically pleasing and economical projects to be achieved while ensuring complete security and reliability.

Different facing unit styles and colours are available to suit the project requirements and meet local environmental needs.

A typical major project taking advantage of the system is the New Tredegar Regeneration Scheme in South Wales presently under construction for Caerphilly County Borough Council by Sir Alfred McAlpine Construction Ltd.

Tensar International is a worldwide leader in the provision and manufacturer of best value solutions for soil reinforcement and ground stabilisation. Tensar products are used to solve civil engineering problems in infrastructure, commercial and industrial development and other construction sectors. The company also offers a comprehensive design service, technical seminars and on-site support, as part of a range of support services. http://www.tensar.co.uk [Tensar International], formerly The Netlon Group was founded in Blackburn in 1952

For press information, please contact: Lucy Bridle, Head of PR, IAS Marketing and Communication plc, Queens Avenue, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 2BN; Tel: 01625 434343; Fax: 01625 434335; email:e-mail protected from spam bots, www.iasbranding.co.uk

For reader enquiries/ technical information, please contact: Claire Thirtle, Marketing Services Manager at Tensar International, New Wellington Street, Blackburn, Lancs BB2 4PJ. Tel: 01254 266845, Fax: 01254 266869, e-mail: e-mail protected from spam bots or visit www.tensar-international.com

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January 28, 2022

Florida Land Surveyors Board Approves RedVector.com Online Education

Florida land surveyors can reduce travel and education costs by taking required professional education courses online instead of traveling to a limited number of traditional classes and seminars. RedVector.com, which offers more than 2,500 courses for design and construction professionals, was recently approved by the Florida Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers to provide online continuing education.

(PRWEB) January 28, 2022 -- Florida land surveyors can reduce travel and education costs by taking required professional education courses online instead of traveling to a limited number of traditional classes and seminars. RedVector.com, which offers more than 2,500 courses for design and construction professionals, was recently approved by the Florida Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers to provide online continuing education.

Florida’s 4,000 licensed land surveyors are required to take 24 hours of courses every two years. The next deadline for completion of this requirement is February 28, 2005.

At least six (6) credits must be from an approved course on Florida’s Minimum Technical Standards (MTS) or an approved course on Florida’s laws affecting the practice of surveying and mapping. RedVector.com offers six-hour courses on each of these subjects to meet these requirements.

Other courses for approved RedVector courses for Florida land surveyors include:

• Akin v. Godwin- A Dave Gibson Lot & Block Case (2 hours)
• Barba v. Walker- A Dave Gibson Public Lands Case (2 hours)
• Boundary Agreements (4 hours)
• Dave Gibson's All-Star Lot & Block Boundary Cases (6 hours)
• Dave Gibson's All-Star Metes & Bounds Cases (6 hours)
• Easements: Part 1 Basic Elements (3 hours)
• Easements: Part 2, Roads & Highways (2 hours)
• Easements: Part 3, Reversion Rights (3 hours)
• Ethics for Surveyors and Mappers (1 hour)
• Frost's Survey- A Dave Gibson Metes & Bounds Case (2 hours)
• Giving a Deposition (1 hour)
• Henderson et al- A Dave Gibson Metes & Bounds Case (2 hours)
• Lot 21- A Dave Gibson Lot & Block Case (2 hours)
• Palm Court- A Dave Gibson Lot & Block Case (2 hours)
• Palm Harbor- A Dave Gibson Lot & Block Case (2 hours)
• Rivers vs. Lozeau- A Dave Gibson Public Lands Case (2 hours)
• Sequential vs. Simultaneous Conveyancing (4 hours)
• Simple 300x100 Parcel- A Dave Gibson Metes & Bounds Case (2 hours)
• Stefanic et al- A Dave Gibson Metes & Bounds Case (2 hours)

Surveyors can take any of the courses whenever they choose using any computer with a browser and an internet connection.

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RedVector.com’s online course library currently features more than 2,500 technical and business related titles for design and construction professionals, authored by more than 200 exclusive subject-matter experts. Courses are designed to meet state and professional organization continuing education requirements. RedVector.com is dedicated to helping professionals achieve their goals, advance their careers and enrich their lives through education. For more information, log on to www.RedVector.com or call 800-877-5159 ext. 504

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January 27, 2022

Extremely Limited Home Building Standards Adopted by the Texas Residential Construction Commission

The newly created Texas Residential Construction Commission (TRCC) approved new home warranty standards for home construction in Texas. These standards provide little protection for homeowners and ample excuses for homebuilders.

Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 27, 2022 -- The newly created Texas Residential Construction Commission (TRCC) approved and posted new home warranty standards for home construction in Texas. These standards have been in work for over a year, yet fall short of providing adequate protection for new homebuyers.

The Commission, to their credit, held workshops and public hearings to allow the public and consumer groups to provide input. The final standards are a compromise instead of a standard based upon common building practices and quality workmanship. The building industry will claim these standards will provide protection for consumers, when in fact it provides excuses for shoddy building.

Unfortunately the standards allow for cracks in the walls, in the foundation, and in the exterior of the home which consumer groups and the general public deems unreasonable. It also requires homeowners to "maintain" foundations by correct watering techniques therefore providing a builder excuse for foundation failures. These are only a few of the many serious flaws in these standards that must be brought to the attention of our elected officials.

Because of the low standards, many quality homebuilders in Texas will now have to compete with shoddy builders using the warranty standards as an excuse instead of a guarantee. Instead of having common sense good workmanship, homeowners will now have just one year of protection for the biggest investment of their lifetime.

Although the Commission worked with all interested parties, the Commissioners should have taken more time before making their decision on this very important document.

The warranty standards can be found at the TRCC's website and are in effect June 1, 2021

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