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Terracon Engineer Recognized by American Society of Civil Engineers

May 14, 2018

Oswaldo Bravo receives 2018 Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement  OLATHE, Kan. — Terracon, a leading provider of environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services, is pleased to announce Oswaldo (Ozzy) Bravo, P.E., M.ASCE, …

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Building Earthquake Protection for Today’s Hospital

April 22, 2018

Large earthquakes can cause major damage to structures, putting people’s lives in jeopardy. Because of their vital role in communities, particularly in the event of a disaster, medical facilities in seismic activity–prone areas must meet …

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Deep Excavation Support: Innovative Geodesign in an Urban Environment

April 16, 2018

When you plan to construct a 35-story high-rise in Downtown Seattle, you must also plan to go into the ground as well as up.  Structures of this type can commonly require temporary excavations on the …

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How to determine the best window type

April 9, 2018

The amount of light coming through a building’s windows determines not only the relative brightness of the interior, but also generates heat. If the building has the wrong type of windows for its climate, more …

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Leveraging Technology: Reducing Environmental Compliance Risk at an International Airport

April 4, 2018

An Environmental Management Information System (EMIS) is frequently a critical component of an effective Environmental Management System (EMS). Many regulated entities, including airports and airlines are investing in EMIS solutions to help manage their environmental …

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Innovating a safer work site

April 4, 2018

Terracon was recently recognized by the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation for their 2018 BWC Safety Innovation Awards. The awards, designed to encourage and recognize innovative solutions to reduce the risk of workplace injuries and …

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Terracon Announces Healthcare Sector Market Launch

March 29, 2018

OLATHE, Kan. — Terracon is pleased to announce the formal launch of its healthcare sector. Decades of experience in healthcare facilities has led Terracon to organize its services around the needs of thousands of healthcare …

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Modernizing an Airport Terminal: Expanding Concourse to Improve Customer Experience

March 16, 2018

As one of Arizona’s main transportation hubs, the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has experienced a significant amount of growth and expansion in the last five years. To meet the needs of its nearly 40 …

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Stormwater: A Frequently Overlooked but Potentially Costly Construction Management Issue

March 16, 2018

Storm management can be an overlooked aspect of construction management that can result in a multitude of unanticipated costs and the need for additional contractors on a project. For property owners, stormwater may be a …

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Building A Strong Foundation: Laying Groundwork for a Successful Hospital Project

March 15, 2018

Excellent healthcare facilities are essential to vibrant communities. The recently constructed Florida Hospital for Women is a great addition to the healthcare system in Orlando.  The way that the geotechnical engineer collaborated with the design …

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