Category: Geotechnical

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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Beyond Drilling: Using Geophysics to Understand What’s Beneath the Surface

April 19, 2017

Drilling and soil sampling has traditionally been the way to explore subsurface conditions. But what if your project site encompasses 18 acres and you know that highly variable conditions exist? Consider a site where drilling …

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Elevated Engineering

March 2, 2016

Roof top pools and other similar elevated swimming pool structures present a very unique set of considerations that must be thoroughly incorporated in the design and construction of these features. It is common that these …

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Kentucky Lake Pipe Pile Load Test Program

June 7, 2015

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Evaluation of Simulation Models of Lateral Spread Sites Treated with Prefabricated Vertical Drains

June 7, 2015

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Reliability analysis of drilled shaft behavior using finite difference method and Monte Carlo simulation

February 15, 2007

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