Foundation Fix – Wolf Creek Dam project seeks to stop leaks far below the surface Pt. 2

A Better Fix The $402 million barrier wall project currently underway started in 2008. It was awarded by the USACE to Treviicos-Soletanche Joint Venture (TSJV), a Treviicos-led partnership between Boston-based Treviicos, the North American subsidiary of Trevi headquartered in Italy, and Soletanche Construction, a subsidiary of Soletanche-Bachy of France. It…

Foundation Fix – Wolf Creek Dam project seeks to stop leaks far below the surface Pt. 1

When Kentucky’s Wolf Creek Dam was built in the 1940s, no one knew the extent of the troubles that lurked below the surface. Lacking the sophisticated tools and equipment that today allow for detailed evaluations of foundation conditions, Wolf Creek Dam’s original designers and builders felt certain that the cutoff…

Breaking New Ground – Mansueto Library offers shining example of architectural and structural ingenuity

It today’s digital world, it’s rare that a university will commit to keeping its entire research collection on campus – for the present, never mind for the next two decades. But the University of Chicago is not averse to taking the road less travelled – in more ways than one….

A Glass-Half-Full Kind of Company – Independence Tube Corp. expands offerings after devastation of natural disaster

Sometimes the difference between a positive, successful outcome and a dismal letdown is a mere shift in perception. As John Tassone of Independence Tube Corp. recalls, the scope of destruction in the wake of an EF5 tornado is unimaginable, but not impossible to overcome. On April 2011, a 210-mph windstorm…