Two recent projects using TerraThane™ geotechnical polyurethane grout were successful in solving seepage problems. TerraThane™ is a two-part geotechnical polymer that when mixed at the injection location, expands to many times its initial volume and […]
GeoPrac sponsor Nicholson Construction has started a chemical grouting project in Los Angeles at the Woodrow Wilson Classical High School to treat potentially liquefiable soils beneath the building. This $2 million project is part of […]
PITTSBURGH, 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]
National Driller has a nice interview with the 2015 Terzaghi Lecturer, Donald Bruce, President of Geosystems. Bruce, best known for his expertise in grouting, will deliver his Terzaghi Lecture at this week’s IFCEE conference in […]
I came across this video that introduces DAT Instruments, an Italian Company that builds dataloggers for geotechnical construction such as grouting, jet grouting, soil mixing, diaphragm walls and more. DAT Instruments Company Video [Source: YouTube. […]
The winners of the prestigious Ground Engineering Awards were announced recently. The Editor’s Award was presented to a Joint Venture of Keller (parent company of GeoPrac sponsor Hayward Baker), Bam Nuttall and Taylor Woodrow as […]
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 […]
GeoPrac sponsor Nicholson Construction is working on one of the most challenging grouting jobs in the world right now. They are performing grouting in porous limestone formations under the shipping channel in Miami’s Biscayne Bay […]
The US Army Corps’ Wolf Creek Dam foundation remediation project in is the largest and most complex foundation remediation project in the world according the the contractor PM. It involves the installation of a massive […]