Category: Delivering Success

Success of Alaskan Projects depends on Quality Assurance

June 18, 2018

Reliable materials verification crucial to public projects Alaska, land of extremes. . . extreme landscapes, extreme natural beauty, extreme wildlife, extreme topography, and some of the most extreme transportation infrastructure construction conditions in the nation. …

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Restoring an Icon: Renovating the Historic Hearst Castle Neptune Pool

June 5, 2018

The Hearst Castle in San Simeon, Calif., is a sprawling historic estate comprised of multiple structures featuring 165 rooms, situated on 250,000 acres. The estate was built over many years starting nearly 100 years ago, …

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Brownfield Funding Drives Community Development Project Down the Tracks

June 5, 2018

Pickens, a small rural town in the upstate of South Carolina, had big dreams of revitalization. Dreams that may never have been realized without an abandoned railroad, support from Terracon’s Greenville office and an EPA …

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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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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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