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IHE signs professional development partnership agreement

  • Tuesday November 22, 2022

The IHE has added to its list of Professional Development Partnership partners with Tensar International Ltd the latest organisation to sign a agreement.

Tensar produces and supplies geogrids, which are highly efficient, durable polymer grid products used in the stabilisation or reinforcement of soil aggregates. The grids are used in many earthwork construction applications, such as the stabilisation of roadways, rail track, and other paved and unpaved areas subject to traffic or loading. The organisation has a strong ethos of training and supporting its staff towards professional registration. Richard Abell, Tensar’s regional director UK & Ireland, commented: ‘Tensar is excited about the future in partnership with the IHE. 

‘Working together will enhance the continued professional development we offer our employees and can now offer to IHE members. Tensar already have several employees who are IHE members and expect this to increase.’

Steve Spender, CEO of the IHE, said: ‘The Institute looks forward to working with Tensar to support and guide their staff as they seek professionally registered status.’

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