Cleaning the tubes of some interseting content I didn’t have time to write about. Enjoy! San Vicente Dam Raise Time Lapse Video – Source: Govtech.com via ASCE SmartBrief TRB Committee on Engineering Geology (AFP10) – […]
Seattle’s Pier 57 will soon be home to a 175-foot tall Ferris wheel with 41 air-conditioned gondolas. The foundations for this soon-to-be-landmark consist of 150-ft long, 30-36" steel pipe piles driven through glacial till. The […]
Dr. Robert M. Koerner has recently published the 6th edition of his industry standard text, Designing With Geosynthetics. He changed to a small publishing company to bring down the price, and the result is a […]
After saturated conditions weaken a 3 foot thick concrete base under a long span of rail track, URETEK crews work in tight conditions with over 12,000 volts buzzing overhead to stabilize the compromised track using […]
The German Chancellor and Chinese Premier toured a Herrenchnecht facility in China’s Guangzhou Province where Tunnel Boring Machines are manufactured for many of China and Asia’s high-profile tunnel projects. Herrenknecht maintains nine locations in China […]
Nicholson Construction built a cutter soil mixed (CSM) retaining wall for an unusual application at the Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah. A 50-ft diameter by 50-ft deep shaft was constructed using CSM as […]
January 31, 2012 MOUNT AIRY, NC — Kansas City, Missouri’s historic American Royal got its start way back in 1899 and today draws more than 250,000 people over an annual eight-week season of barbeque contests, rodeos, livestock shows, equestrian events and agricultural activities benefiting youth and education. The 14-acre complex’s buildings, though, have a problem common to the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas rivers—the soil beneath them erodes and concrete slab floors become uneven. [Editor] Click through for the rest of the release. [/Editor]
Recently, URETEK ICR was asked to review a project involving lifting and stabilization of 10 precast transformer pads at a wind farm located in South Dakota.
The pads had settled to varying degrees with 8 of the 10 having settled 1 (±0.5) inch and requiring only stabilization and the two remaining, with settlement in excess of 3.5 inches, requiring lift and stabilization.
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