Category: Delivering Success

Don’t Move Forward On Site Selection Without Stage1

September 22, 2020

Site-specific information is essential to the selection of any project site. Owners, what if you had access to fast and accurate preliminary information before you ever set foot on the property?  Design professionals, imagine providing …

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Improving Construction: Terracon’s Use of Progressive Design-Build Changes Business

September 15, 2020

Construction projects are typically delivered in one of three ways: Design Bid-Build, Design-Build, and Construction Manager at Risk. Terracon is a part of a team that is pioneering a fourth, novel option, called Progressive Design-Build, …

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Building a Solid Foundation on Soft Soils

August 28, 2020

P&H Soil Anchor Foundations were the Solution in Southeast Texas Mere miles from the Gulf Coast in Southeast Texas, a client, hoping to capitalize on the ample wind generated off the water, approached Terracon with …

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P&H Wind Tower Foundations — Reducing Costs From the Ground Down

August 28, 2020

Using wind power to generate energy isn’t a new concept. For hundreds of years, the classic windmill harnessed the wind’s energy. Today, modern wind farms use wind turbines to generate energy on a much larger …

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Managing Mold: Taking an Active Role in Your Facility’s Health

August 27, 2020

Mold is a common issue faced by facility managers and building owners. If left untreated, mold can lead to potential health problems for building occupants. Mold can develop in almost any environment where there is …

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Navigating the Murky Depths of Waters of the United States Regulation

July 9, 2020

Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA), concerning Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) has been a source of gray area and interpretation for more than 30 years. The most recent ruling in 2015 was …

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Safe Exploration Practices in the Era of Social Distancing

July 6, 2020

For many years, Terracon has been on a quest to operate the safest subsurface exploration program possible. To that end, we have made it fundamental that safety and pre-task planning be at the core of …

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Vibration-Induced Damages and Complaints – Are You Managing the Risk?

June 30, 2020

As the saying goes, you have to crack a few eggs to make an omelet. On some construction projects, heavy equipment and machinery can crack more than just eggs. Complaints and lawsuits related to damages …

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Be Prepared for an Accelerated Brownfields Application Timeline

June 22, 2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Brownfields program provides millions of dollars annually in assessment and cleanup grants to help communities revitalize idle or underutilized properties. For fiscal year 2021, it’s anticipated that the EPA …

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Adapting in the Midst of a Pandemic

June 16, 2020

Terracon Meets Unprecedented Challenges During Statewide PFAS Sampling in Colorado Imagine the logistics around sampling more than 800 groundwater and surface water locations for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) across the state of Colorado as …

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