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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 […]

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Drilled Shafts: Construction Procedures by FHWA

This publication is intended to provide a resource for engineers responsible for the selection and design of drilled shaft foundations for transportation structures and as a text for use with the three day short course on the subject presented by the National Highway Institute (Course No. 132014). This document represents […]

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125 Safety Tips for Pile Bucks

Brought to you by American Pile Driving Equipment (APE). This video describes 125 Safety Tips for pile bucks to use when they are on the job. All of these tips can be valuable for saving on job site injuries and financial loss due to equipment accidents.

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Pile Driving by Pile Buck

Pile Driving by Pile Buck is designed to be the comprehensive guide to driven piles and the equipment used to drive and test them. Driven piles are the oldest type of deep foundation in use; they not only predate the Industrial Revolution, they predate literate civilization. Many structures have stood […]

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Pile Points

OF COURSE YOU DONT NEED PILE POINTS! In addition to pile points, pile splicers will extend H-Pile, Pipe and Prestressed Concrete Piles to increasingly longer lengths. Both can speed pile installation, aid in giving excellent structural support, as well as helping to reduce costly construction time. For the most part, […]