The latest issue of Deep Foundations Magazine is available online from the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI). The September/October 2017 issue cover story is about the 2017 OPA Winning Project – The Expansion and Preservation of the Andrew Mellon Building in Washington D.C. This project involved adding a basement beneath the existing foundations of the National Historic Landmark. Berkel & Company Contractors designed micropiles to serve as the shoring system and the permanent deep foundation elements.
I heard that Hayward Baker was working on the Corvette Museum sinkhole at GeoCongress, but I finally got official confirmation via this Civil Engineering Magazine article. It’s a great article if you are interested in […]
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.
The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) is soliciting abstracts on a broad range of topics for its 38th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations in Phoenix, Arizona on September 25-28, 2013. Although the submittal date for abstracts […]