- Understanding how building air movement works
- What can effect the movement of vapor through a building
- How air moves through a building
- Considerations when designing ventilation and vapor mitigation systems
- Different forces that affect air movement
January 29, 2020
Located in downtown Fargo, North Dakota, the Block 9 Redevelopment project site contains highly-compressible soils in the upper 100 feet with groundwater about 10 to 15 feet below the existing ground surface. The owner prohibited using driven piles to avoid disturbing neighbors of the project and historically, drilled shafts are used in Fargo as a reduced noise and vibration alternative to driven piles. However, developments over the last 20 to 30 years in drilling equipment, load testing and integrity testing resulted in the project team identifying augered cast-in-place piles as a suitable alternative for this project. To reduce the risks...
March 10, 2020
How much thought did you give the last crane pad design on your project? Did you confirm its design was both reliable while also meeting project requirements? The foundation design of a crane pad is vital to a safe and effective project but even one small, unaccounted-for variable can leave a crane vulnerable to toppling, collapse or other unsafe conditions. Watch as John A. Focht III, PE, our South Central region Technical Leader and Project Engineer, Randy Deatherage from the Braun Intertec Dallas, Texas office as they discuss the complexities of designing a safe crane pad whatever the terrain; answer...
July 13, 2016
What is SOE? Support of Excavation (SOE) is a system of earth retention used to protect streets, buildings, and other structures near the excavation of a project. As a property owner, your goal is to install the below grade structure safely, and in a manner that limits soil displacements which could cause damage to the surrounding properties. For the owner or developer of a project, the decision to perform the design of SOE or to delegate the design to the contractor’s engineer, depends on the nature of the structures around the site. The more sensitive the structures around the site are, the more...