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Structure Support On Laterally Swept Piles
Anyone who has observed a significant number of piles has seen that, inevitably, the pile is not perfectly straight after driving. In spite of the best efforts of contractors, there are a whole host of reasons for piles to end up out-of-plumb or to have a curve, sometimes referred to as pile sweep. For two, recent projects with numerous swept pile, the available research was determined to be limited in application given the investigated pile sizes, lengths and measured sweep. As a result, the project team chose to perform static load testing to evaluate the ultimate resistance of the swept...
November 28, 2018
[OnDemand Webinar] Mitigating Construction Vibration Risks
Construction vibrations are a nuisance to owners, contractors and the general public, but are unavoidable in many circumstances. Join us for a free webinar as we look at the options for mitigating risk of vibration damage claims. Pre-construction condition surveys, vibration control plans and vibration monitors provide a three phase approach to risk management. In addition, we will explore the current technology and methodology for these services and discuss how they can be applied to different projects....
January 17, 2018
Housekeeping, an Ounce of Prevention
To the trained eye, one look around a workspace or jobsite is usually all it takes to determine how safe it is. Leaving equipment, waste, or trash laying around is an accident waiting to happen. Whereas housekeeping, or picking up after yourself during a shift can make a world of difference. Housekeeping may sound like a menial task, but in reality, it’s an important and necessary measure to saving time, money, and lives. With this understanding, an ounce of prevention is worth way more than a pound of cure. Clean Spaces Reduce Risk The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)...