Deep Foundations

Deep Foundations

Installation of Driven Piles – Inspection, Repair, Load, Transportation, and More

Extensive pre-construction planning is vital to the success and efficiency of pile installation operations. By analyzing a host of project documents and performing pre-construction site visits, a contractor’s superintendent, along with supervisors, can formulate an overall project plan that specifies all details of a job. From this plan, the superintendent […]

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San Francisco’s Sinking Tower

View complete article here. San Francisco’s 58-story Millennium Tower was once praised by the concrete and engineering communities. Today, the city’s tallest residential tower stands as a cautionary tale. Since its completion nearly eight years ago, the SoMa-located tower has sunk 16 inches and tilted at its base by at […]

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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 […]