Category: Featured

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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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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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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Terracon Foundation Awards $50,000 in National Partner Grants to Girl Scouts of the USA and Society of Women Engineers

February 25, 2018

OLATHE, Kan. — The Terracon Foundation is pleased to announce the presentation of two National Partner grants: $25,000 to Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) and $25,000 to the Society of Women Engineers. To date, …

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