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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...
October 24, 2017
[OnDemand Webinar] What to Consider When Building a Solar Farm: Geotechnical and Environmental Considerations
The growth of solar gardens and utility scale solar installations will continue to increase in the years to come. Large scale land usage requires an understanding of the impacts to the local habitat as well as the baseline environmental conditions of the site to help avoid future claims. Solar arrays require an understanding of site soils to design a racking system that can withstand the lateral and vertical forces induced. Complete the form to view a recorded version of our webinar and learn more about environmental aspects relating to solar sites as well as the geotechnical process for providing solar site recommendations....
December 28, 2016
Mike Heuer Speaks at University of Minnesota Graduation Ceremony
Mike Heuer (Vice President), recently spoke at the University of Minnesota’s fall graduation ceremony for the College of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering (CEGE). As a former graduate of the CEGE program, and a long standing relationship with the university, Mike was invited to share his experiences as an engineer over the course of his 40-year career with the graduating class. Mike offered practical advice to the graduates that they could leverage in their careers as engineers, including the importance of finding mentors, developing professional relationships, becoming a licensed engineer, being a promoter for the industry, and giving back to the...