Tubes a Manchette for post-grouting a drilled shaft foundation

FHWA Research Project: Post-Grouted Drilled Shafts

The FHWA is partnering with a virtual who’s-who of geotechnical engineers and contractors specializing in drilled shafts and grouting to perform a research project on post-grouting (aka base-grouting or tip-grouting) of drilled shafts. More details […]

Karl Terzaghi, father of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering
In Memoriam

Happy Karl Terzaghi Day 2011

I’ve still got a few minutes left in my time zone anyway.  But October 2 is Karl Terzaghi’s birthday.  And my colleague Robert Thompson at Dan Brown and Associates has written a nice blog post […]

Dan Brown in full motorcycle gear at Imogene Pass, Colorado

Dan Brown Profiled in DFI Magazine

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 […]

Lateral resistance function for micropile in clay socketed into bedrock
Available Resources

Micropiles for Slope Stabilization

In an August 2010 article in ADSC’s Foundation Drilling Magazine, Eric Loehr and Dan Brown of Dan Brown and Associates summarized the key findings from a report they authored on the use of micropiles in […]

Karl Terzaghi, father of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering
In Memoriam

Happy KTBD 2010

That’s my lame attempt at trying to coin a new geotechnical engineering catch phrase for “Karl Terzaghi’s Birthday.”  Plus it tweeted better on Friday! Saturday, October 2 was the actual day. Every year my colleague […]

Project Related

Update on Landmark Kansas City Bridge Project – kcICON

Another nice post from Robert Thompson with Dan Brown and Associates (DBA) about the geotechnical work on the kcICON project. They are the geotechnical designers for a $245 million project that will involve a new cable-stayed bridge over the Missouri River in downtown Kansas City along the I-29/35 corridor. In his post, Robert gives an update on the status of the work including the borings and recent test shaft installation and testing as well as an update on the overall project. (Rendering by Paseo Corridor Constructors)