On the Big Sur coatline, the Pitkins Curve area of California Highway 1 (the PCH) is undergoing some improvements to help alleviate landslides and roadway instability. National Driller magazine reports on the project in their […]
GeoPrac.net Premier sponsor Moretrench would like to announce two upcoming events in the ASCE North Jersey Branch Geotechnical Group: Ground Freezing Challenges for Horizontal Connection Between Shafts Under Difficult Geologic and Hydrostatic Conditions by Mr. […]
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The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) just released the 2008 interims for the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, Customary U.S. Units, 4th Edition. These specifications govern the design of foundations for federal and state highway projects. As soon as we find out if there are any significant changes with respect to bridge foundations or retaining walls, we’ll let you know.
NationalDriller.com’s Foundation Report eNewsletter had an article about the foundations for Donald Trump’s latest hi-rise project in Las Vegas, Trump International Hotel & Tower Las Vegas. Anderson Drilling was the foundation contractor for the 294 drilled shaft foundations to support the 64-story building.
In the May 2007 edition of Foundation Drilling Magazine, a publication of the Association of Drilled Shaft Contractors (ADSC), Silas Nichols, PE of the Federal Highway Administraton provided a summary of the FHWA’s role in providing guidance on drilled shaft design and construction over the years through research funding, publications and involvement in AASHTO and other agencies. Also in the article is an overview of upcoming updates to AASHTO codes, and FHWA publications. Read on for more details.