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IHE Branch Event

Tensar NextGen – North West

  • CPD Value: This event is awarded 6 CPD Hours
Dates Location Cost (ex VAT)
Wed 12 Oct 2022 The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ FREE Book now

Full Details

Time: 9.30am-4.30pm

The IHE North West Branch would like to invite you to an in person CPD event on Wednesday 12th October 2022.

The Tensar NextGen Roadshow continues…

On the day you’ll hear about Tensar’s new and most innovative geogrid to date; Tensar InterAx Geogrid… more than just a product. Find out how it was designed, how it works and how it can help you save time, cost and carbon on your next project.

You’ll also learn about Tensar+. The new, free, cloud-based software that allows you to design with geogrid in a variety of applications, including pavements, working platforms, haul roads, and soft soil stabilisation.

Dr Andrew Lees will present the new and powerful Applied Mechanical Stabilisation design method for unpaved roads with Tensar InterAx geogrid allowing you to Benefit from cost, time and environmental savings.

Hear from Tensar’s team of engineers who will be discussing recent success stories; clients who have benefitted from real cost, time and carbon savings through the use of Tensar solutions.


09:30 Arrival & registration
10:00 Introduction
Inside the Tensar Black Box – The Next Generation
New Tensar InterAx Geogrid
Lunch & networking
Keynote Speech – Institute of Highway Engineers
New Design Methodology
Proven Technology, Proven Savings, Proven Success
Tensar+ Cloud Software & worked examples
Break & networking
Case Studies
16:30 Summary & close


Dr Andrew Lees (Senior Application Technology Manager)

Dr Andrew Lees joined Tensar in 2016 as Senior Application Technology Manager for Tensar International with responsibility for advanced design and analysis methods including finite element analysis (FEA). He has developed new design and analysis approaches for crane platforms, railroad foundations, roads and MSE walls that capture the benefits of mechanical stabilization in a more accurate way, leading to more economical designs.

He graduated in Civil Engineering at the University of Southampton in 1996, where he also obtained a PhD in the fields of centrifuge modelling and FEA of soil-structure interaction in 2000.

He then practised as a geotechnical engineer at Mouchel International until 2004 when he took up a geotechnical engineering lectureship at Frederick University, Cyprus until 2015. In 2007, he also set up Geofem – a consultancy specialising in geotechnical FEA and satellite data analysis.

He is a member of the NAFEMS Geotechnical Working Group and authored their first guidebook on obtaining parameters for numerical analysis and is a founding member of the Professional Simulation Engineer scheme administered by NAFEMS. He also authored the popular textbook on geotechnical FEA published by the Institution of Civil Engineers in 2016. He was a member of the redrafting panel for Eurocode 7 which will become the first geotechnical design code covering advanced analysis methods.

He also presents Tensar’s award-winning vlog Ground Coffee.

Matthew Brown (Design Services Manager)

  • Matt joined Tensar in January 2022 to head up our Design Services Team.
  • A Chartered Civil Engineer with 18 years’ experience in construction, Matt’s experience includes working for specialist ground engineering contractors and a multi-national consultant.
  • In addition to undertaking specialist design work, Matt has managed the construction of piled foundations, deep basements, ground anchors and grouting schemes across the UK.
  • He has previously served on the ICE North West Geotechnical Group committee and contributed to various Federation of Piling Specialist working groups.

Erkan Tahiroglu (Regional Civil Engineer)

Bio coming soon

Venue details

The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ

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