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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....
May 23, 2018
Avoid Delays! How to get a Wetland Permit
Efficient Wetland Permitting Like clockwork, the much-awaited onset of warmer weather in northern states brings the start of construction season. Contractors are actively digging and moving dirt, and in some cases, that activity impacts wetlands. Regardless of the season or locale, I have a few tips to help successfully identify and manage impacts to wetlands and other water bodies and how to obtain a subsequent wetland permit on construction projects. To begin with, if there is a chance that wetlands may be affected, I recommend early communication with regulatory agencies. This includes the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)...