Category: Geotechnical

Reducing Carbon Emissions Through Superior Geodesign

June 11, 2021

Terracon’s Second-Generation Pier Foundation is the Future of Wind Turbine Foundation Design Hoover Dam, completed in 1933, was an engineering marvel, requiring more than 3 million cubic yards of concrete to harness the power of …

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Replacing Aging Gas Pipeline Infrastructure in Karst – The WB Xpress Project

April 29, 2021

Building and maintaining vital infrastructure such as gas pipelines through miles of land with numerous karst features requires ingenuity and expertise to avoid pitfalls that affect construction and the long-term performance as well as the …

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Terracon Wins ACG Middle Market Growth Award for Innovation

April 27, 2021

The Association for Corporate Growth Recognizes Terracon’s Stage1 Offering CHICAGO — The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), a global network dedicated to driving growth in middle-market companies, has honored Terracon with its first-ever Innovation award …

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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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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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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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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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