The August 2011 issue of Tunnel Boring Magazine contains a profile on Brierley Associates, an engineering firm specializing in tunnel design based in the Denver, Colorado area. The article provides some nice insight into the […]
Tunnel Boring Magazine has this synopsis of the project: The East Side Access project in New York City involves some of the most complex civil construction in recent years. The project involves constructing new tunnels […]
At the Hickory Ridge Landfill near Atlanta, Georgia, a project is being undertaken to cap the landfill with solar geomembranes. It will be the largest solar facility in Georgia, and the largest solar landfill installation […]
The I-10 Twin Spans bridges were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, but the concrete rubble from the structures will be used inside gabion mattresses to line a 7.8-mile stretch of the Lake Borgne shoreline to reduce […]
Drill and Blast and Tunnel Boring Machine are two common types of tunnel construction methods. But roadheaders have been around for many years, getting their start in the coal mining industry. So where do they […]
From the AZGS Document Repository: These guidelines provide professionals evaluating site-specific conditions in areas known or suspected to be subsiding with a standardized minimum level of investigation for land-subsidence and earth-fissure hazards. The guidelines do […]
August 11, 2011 MOUNT AIRY, NC—Gary Molstre, owner of Mudpumpers Mudjacking, Moorehead, MN, says there is no chance they are changing the company name, but they are definitely changing the material they use to repair highways and bridges to an engineered polyurethane foam system and they’ve coined a term for it: “foamjacking”.
Mudjacking, also called slab jacking, concrete lifting, concrete raising, and slab leveling, is the traditional method of fixing damaged concrete highways and bridge approach panels. The process was developed in the 1930s and involves pumping “mud” (everything from clay, sand, and loam, to Portland cement, fly ash, lime, casting plaster, and hot asphalt have been used) beneath concrete slabs that have become uneven, sunken, and/or pulled away from bridge approaches due to soil erosion and/or the soil being compacted or compressed from the sheer weight of the slab. Mudjacking involves drilling holes in the concrete and pumping “mud” and pressure beneath to lift the slab to its original place and keep it there. [Editor] Click th rough for the rest of the press release. [/Editor]
August 16, 2011 MOUNT AIRY, NC—NCFI, a U.S. company, is aiding the world geo-technical market by launching a Website for a line of new generation polyurethane products for geo-technical uses.
The Website, www.terrathane.com, provides companies working in the geotechnical field (i.e. concrete highway lifting, concrete slab raising, pipeline and tunneling, cavity filling, soil stabilization, pole setting, mine reclamation) a single online resource for choosing the very best product for their specific uses, educational material, and equipment and training resources. [Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release. [/Editor]