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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...
June 14, 2018
[OnDemand Webinar] Unmanned Aerial Systems in Construction: Applications of a New Technology
Unmanned Aerial Systems (aka “drones”) are evolving rapidly and are becoming an indispensable tool within the architecture, engineering and construction industries. Drones have the unique ability to be equipped with an array of sensors and cameras to improve data collection, reduce cost, and increase safety. But what are the implications of these new technologies and how can they add value to your next project? Find out the answer to these questions and more in our free webinar. Watch the recorded version of the webinar by completing the form below....
September 11, 2018
Slip Resistance Test: BOT-3000 Measuring the Dynamic Coefficient of Friction for Flooring Materials
Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls Every employer is concerned about preventing slips and falls and the general safety of their employees and any customers or clients who visit their workplace. What many people do not know is the 2012 International Building Code (IBC) made a significant change in what is required for certain flooring conditions and materials when it comes to slip and fall resistance. Shockingly, according to safety statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately 15% of all accidental deaths are related to slips and falls, second only behind auto accidents. To add to the confusion,...