Category: Delivering Success

Rising Above to See What’s Below

April 7, 2021

UAVs Help Terracon Technicians Locate Underground Obstacles on Overgrown Land Navigating multiple acres of dense, thorny brush on foot is a difficult task, even for native wildlife. For technicians hired to locate buried oil and …

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History Unearthed: Archaeologists Help Kentucky Families Connect with Their Past

April 7, 2021

  Progress can sometimes result in unintended consequences. The construction of Interstate 65 through Kentucky long ago cut off access to a remote family cemetery near the town of Horse Cave. The small, 50-by-50-foot plot …

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Mapping and Cataloging History

March 8, 2021

Using Modern Technology to Complete an Unprecedented Historical Survey Documentation is essential to keep historical resources from becoming forgotten memories. Historical surveys are a staple for Terracon’s Jacksonville Historical Preservation team, which has performed hundreds …

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New Trends in Concrete Reinforcing Steel

March 2, 2021

The cost of maintaining our nation’s infrastructure continues to rise, and material manufacturers are being challenged to provide better quality, more cost effective, and longer-lasting products. Since the 1880s, steel reinforcing has been used to strengthen concrete, …

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LARGE-SCALE CLEAN ENERGY PROJECT MANAGED EFFECTIVELY USING TARGETID FROM TERRACON

February 25, 2021

Keeping track of all the various activities related to a complex project is always challenging. When the project is a large, next-generation clean energy center, tools that can help coordinate are critical. With a construction …

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Construction in the City – First Do No Harm

February 9, 2021

The advice of ancient Greek physician Hippocrates rings true when it comes to heavy construction in a densely populated city: prioritize the protection of the valuable, existing assets and reducing the impact on nearby residents …

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Not All Cracks are Created Equally

December 29, 2020

When the potential buyers of a property that included a parking structure noticed some unusual cracking in the columns, they decided to have it checked out. This timely action likely prevented a possible life-safety issue, …

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Finding the Forgotten, But Not Lost

December 2, 2020

Using Ground Penetrating Radar to Look Into The Past It’s not uncommon for clients to come to Terracon to inquire about non-destructive ways to explore below the surface. For example, they may request an “X-Ray” …

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It All Started With Just a Crack?

November 12, 2020

As with many projects that seem straightforward at first, the issues uncovered at a Dallas-Fort Worth area strip mall seemed simple. The 1970s-era shopping center project started with a client request after a gypsum wall …

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Undoing Decades of Brine Contamination in a Few Weeks

November 12, 2020

Thousands of acres of farmland across North Dakota have been dormant for 50 years or longer due to brine contamination from historical oil and gas activities. An unprotected, one-acre brine pond could ruin 10-20 acres …

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