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Pile Driving Glossary

Adapters: Devices used to attach leads to the point of a crane boom. Allowable load: The load which maybe safely applied to a pile based on bearing capacity and settlement. Anchor pile: A pile used to resist tension or uplift loads. Anvil: The part of a power-operated hammer, which receives the blow of the […]

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Highways and Aging Infrastructure

Click here to view the complete article. On August 1. 2007, the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge in Minneapolis collapsed during rush hour, killing 13 people and injuring 145. When examined after the collapse, it was discovered that there was a flaw in the design of the bridge. At the time […]

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Key Steps To Profitable Foundation Drilling

Click here to view the complete article. Unlike geothermal and water well drilling operators, a foundation drilling contractor is a small cog in a large wheel. Whether it is civil construction or bridge construction, foundation drillers work with the prime contractors and perform within the confines of the design parameters […]

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Foundations of Subsurface Drilling Investigation

Accurate foundation reports benefit structure designers, owners and contractors Quick Notes: – Subsurface drilling is the most important aspect of a foundation investigation – Drilling operations include standard boring and drilling and in situ testing – Subsurface reports provide recommendations related to foundations, seismic design, footing elevations, piles and tip […]

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Drilled Shafts: Tools & Equipment

Drilled shafts are often used for different types of construction projects such as bridges, towers, tanks, and buildings. These elements are high-capacity, cast-in place deep foundations, designed to support the construction project and reinforce the structure. It is the contractor’s responsibility to choose the methods and means of drilled shafts […]

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Drilled Shafts: Concrete Placement and Design

Building the foundation for a drilled shaft is similar to the process of fabricating a reinforced concrete structure. But, often this construction is completed under extremely challenging situations because of the depth below ground surface as well as the placement underwater. Because of the challenging factors to be considered, thorough […]

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Foundation Manual by Caltrans

The Foundation Manual (original published by Caltrans) is intended to provide the field engineer with information that will assist in solving foundation problems and in making engineering decisions. Although the field engineer is required to make engineering decisions throughout the life of a construction project, none is probably more important […]