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…

Digging Deep – Liebherr rotary drilling rigs LB 24 in deep foundation work for a new office building in Calgary

Since last November two Liebherr rotary drilling rigs have been operating at Tervita Drilling, and Coring Services’s project in Alberta. The LB 24 machines have been involved in the construction of a new office building in the city of Calgary. The two LB 24 had to do various deep foundation…

Make Room – Tight quarters require special drilling solutions

In the rolling countryside around Fort McMurray, Alberta in the heart of the Canadian oil sands, you would think a drill rig would have all the room in the world. Nothing but blue sky above, and miles of open terra firma underneath. Just grab any old rig in your fleet…