Moretrench acquired by Keller
Comings and Goings

Keller buys Moretrench for $90M

UK-based geotechnical mega-company, Keller, has recently acquired US-based geotechnical contractor Moretrench for $90M.  Moretrench works primarily on the east coast and in addition to all manner of geotechnical construction expertise, they also have specialty expertise […]

Introducing Quanta Subsurface
Comings and Goings

New Specialty Geotechnical Contractor in North America

There is a new player in the ground engineering and specialty geotechnical construction market in North America…well, sort of. Quanta Subsurface is a collection of (at present) 9 specialty contractors all owned by Quanta Services, […]


Nicholson Construction stabilizes pier on I-65 using micropiles and low-mobility grouting
Press Releases

Nicholson Completes Emergency Work on Indiana’s I-65

Nicholson Construction stabilizes pier on I-65 using micropiles and low-mobility groutingPITTSBURGH, PA – Nicholson Construction recently completed emergency repair work to an unstable pier supporting a bridge on INDOT’s Interstate 65. These repairs enabled a 37-mile section of the highway’s northbound lanes to be reopened after a four-week closure.

The highway was in the process of being rehabilitated and widened when the pier was damaged by steel piles driven into the water tight ground below it. The pier began to settle and eventually rotated ten inches.

Nicholson developed a design-build solution that used micropiles to transfer the loads to more stable soils and low-mobility grouting to fill voids and densify the upper subsurface layer.

[Editor] Read on to hear more about Nicholson’s fix of this unstable bridge pier. [/Editor]

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Basement Excavation for Seattle High-Rise

Last week I attended the AEG 2013 conference in Seattle, Washington. The conference was excellent, with many great presentations and networking opportunities. I have been playing catch-up since I returned, but I have some very […]


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GeoPrac.net welcomes new sponsor Hayward Baker

GeoPrac.net is very pleased to announce our newest website sponsor, geotechnical contractor Hayward Baker! They are the #1 ranked Specialty Excavation/Foundation Contractor according too Engineering News-Record, a spot they have held for many years. With […]


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Press Releases

Hayward Baker Names John Rubright President, Makes Other Senior Staff Appointments

Mar 10, 2011 – Odenton, Md. – John P. Rubright has been named president of Hayward Baker. He succeeds George R. Grisham as the fifth president of the company.

Rubright has been with Hayward Baker for 25 years. A civil engineer, he is highly experienced in geotechnical construction applications and has managed projects employing many of Hayward Baker’s technologies. Prior to being named president, he served for ten years as vice president and then senior vice president of the company’s Southern Region, where he directed financial, manpower and equipment resources along with being responsible for the design, management and installation of specialty construction projects in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama and the Caribbean countries.

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Press Releases

Agra Foundations Acquired by Soletanche Freyssinet

PITTSBURGH, PA – July 13, 2010 – Nicholson Construction Company is pleased to announce that Soletanche Freyssinet, a world leader in civil engineering and construction, acquired Agra Foundations Limited on June 25, 2010. Agra Foundations specializes in piling and ground improvement. Agra is headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, and primarily operates in Western & Central Canada, where it has six office locations. Agra Foundations will continue to operate as an autonomous company, under the leadership of their President, Derek Harris, P.Eng, a 28 year veteran of the company.

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

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