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Small Holes, Big Results: Best Practices for Optimizing Microdrilling Potential

By Dario Corso and Mike Abruzzo Stabilizing one of many tunnels on the high-speed rail line between Bologna and Florence, Italy. Microdrilling equipment is incredibly versatile—and can solve many underground construction challenges that traditional drilling equipment cannot. Today’s advanced microdrilling equipment offers contractors the ability to achieve higher production rates…

The Halibut Point Marine Multi-Use Dock in Sitka, Alaska: Con-Tech Systems Ltd.

This project consisted of five breasting dolphins and two mooring dolphins. The ground conditions made it impossible for the 36-inch diameter piling to be driven to the depth required for adequate loading. Therefore, the piling had to be anchored to bedrock on the ocean floor. CTS Materials used: Breasting Dolphins…

Gerdau Ameristeel Donates 2,600 Pounds of Steel to ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Project in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, FL, Feb. 21, 2011 – The Gerdau Ameristeel steel mill and fabrication shop in Jacksonville, Florida worked together to donate approximately 2,600 pounds of rebar to the ABC television show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The steel was used for the foundation of a 3,400 square-foot home built for a…

Concrete Mountain: Grout plant proves successful in stabilizing California mountainside

By Scott Ellenbecker Southern California is famous for its beautiful mountaintop homes with impressive vistas. The region is also famous for wildfires, earthquakes, and mudslides. Occasionally, this heavily populated area of the country needs a little help holding it all together. The Landslide Repair Foundation (the Foundation) is a nonprofit…