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February 13, 2018
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...
March 6, 2019
[OnDemand Webinar] Geotechnical Investigations: A Key Resource for Successful Parking Lot Projects
Did you know that a properly implemented geotechnical investigation can enhance the design, construction and performance of your parking lot project? Inadequate investigations can reduce the service life, which can be costly to repair. Our very own Principal Engineer, Dan Wegman, discusses elements of successful parking lot projects and how to conduct a proper geotechnical investigation. In addition, we’ll cover parking lot basics, subgrade characterizations, stormwater drainage and much more. Meet the Speaker Dan Wegman, PE Principal Engineer As a Principal Engineer, Dan is responsible for setting up project work scopes and consulting on all types of transportation and pavement...
October 20, 2017
In the Field: Revamping I-35W
In the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, the I-35W corridor between downtown Minneapolis and Lakeville is one of the most heavily traveled, serving approximately 200,000 vehicles per day. It is also one of the busiest transit corridors in the state of Minnesota, serving approximately 15,000 bus riders per day. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has recently begun a four-year project to improve the nine-lane artery, immediately south of downtown Minneapolis. To keep the project on schedule, MnDOT allowed the contractors (Ames/Lunda/Shafer Joint Venture) a full weekend closure in early October. The contractor reserved the weekend for complex and time-sensitive work activities,...