I like Hayward Baker’s series of videos using animations to demonstrate different geotechnical construction methods. This video demonstrates how tangent pile shafts or secant pile shafts are constructed. Check out the video. Note: Hayward Baker is a sponsor of this website.
A temporary micropile underpinning foundation system was used to support the abutments of the US 69 bridge over the Kansas River near Kansas City, KS while repairs to the abutment bearing devices were performed. This post is based on my notes from the presentation titled “Emergency Micropile Underpining of the U.S. 69 Truss – Kansas River Bridge” by Jim Brennan, Assistant [State?] Geotechnical Engineer with KDOT. It was the first presentation of the 34th Southwest Geotechnical Engineers Conference in Phoenix this week. Read on for more.
In 2007 the US Army Corps identified Wolf Creek Dam in Kentucky as one of the top 6 dams that are “critically near failure or have extremely high life and/or economic risk…” This structure is […]
The winter 2011 issue of the Deep Foundations Institute magazine profiles DBA founder Dan Brown, a very prominent figure in the geotechnical industry and one of the most well known experts in deep foundations. The […]