Category: Delivering Success

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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It’s All About Inclusion — Terracon Accessibility Services Guide the Way

October 27, 2020

Did you know the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act is a federal civil rights law, not a set of building codes? The act covers employment, state and local government, and telecommunications, in addition to places …

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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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