In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 photo, contractors work on the East Side Access project beneath midtown Manhattan, in New York.
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Video Tour of NY Subway Mega-Projects

In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 photo, contractors work on the East Side Access project beneath midtown Manhattan, in New York.The New York MTA is in the midst of a “golden era” of tunneling for the New York subway.  Three separate mega-projects are currently underway totaling some $15 Billion:  The Second Avenue Subway, The East Side Access Project (which features the new Grand Central Terminal), and The Number 7 Subway Line Extension Project.  The short video below was published by the NY Post and included in an AP Article.  It is tantalizingly short, but gives a great perspective on what the underground construction project at Grand Central looks like and a sense of the scale…the amazing huge caverns being constructed. The article says that from underneath Grand Central Terminal alone, the construction crews have removed enough material to cover Central Park almost a foot deep!

[Source: KOMO News (Seattle) via ASCE SmartBrief. Image: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer via KOMOnews.com]

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DFI 2013 Awards: Call for Entries

Hawthorne, NJ (December 27, 2012): The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) announces a call for entries for its major 2013 awards. Submissions for the 2013 Awards are due by April 15, 2013. Guidelines and nomination forms are available at www.dfi.org/about.asp. The first three awards are presented at DFI’s Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, this year in Phoenix, AZ, on September 27.

[Editor] Read on for the full list of awards from the DFI. [/Editor]

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Nicholson Awarded Extensive Shoring and Underpinning Contract at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU

VCU_Childrens_HospitalPITTSBURGH, PA – February 5, 2013 – Nicholson Construction was recently awarded the geotechnical work for the new Children’s Pavilion at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) by Skanska Building, USA.

The $168 million, 640,000 square-foot facility will house 72 exam rooms, a surgical area with two operating rooms, and two procedure rooms, areas for diagnostic testing, imaging and laboratory services. Construction also includes an attached parking garage with more than 600 spaces.

The new Children’s Pavilion will make Children’s Hospital of Richmond the largest and most advanced outpatient facility dedicated to children in the region.

[Editor] Read the rest of the press release from GeoPrac.net sponsor Nicholson Construction. [/Editor]

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New Bentley Geotechnical web site launched

Strah Antoljak, a Bentley Product Manager, posted in the gINT Linked In Group that Bentley has launched a new geotechnical website showcasing their two main geotechnical software products – gINT and GeoStructural Analysis (GSA). Make […]

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Centennial of NY Grand Central Station…And What the Future Holds

Grand Central TerminalNew York’s famous transportation icon, Grand Central Station (more properly Grand Central Terminal) celebrated the 100th anniversary of it’s opening on February 2, 2013.  This rail terminal is more than just a means of travelling from point A to B, but it is a romantic, and grandiose metaphor for the hustle and bustle of American life.  While the structure is definitely a cultural and architectural monument, it is also an engineering marvel, a fact recognized in 2012 by ASCE when it named it a National Civil Engineering Historic Landmark.

While the centennial of the GCT is being celebrated, a new project is taking shape approximately 90 feet below the existing tracks.  The East Side Access project (ESA) will provide a new connection from the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) to GCT.  This project will help…

[Editor] Click through for the rest of this article, including a list of some interesting websites on Grand Central Terminal and the East Side Access Project. [/Editor]

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