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…

Bridging Pitkins Curve: Atlas Copco’s Symmetrix system is helping to bridge the gap at Pitkins Curve on California’s Highway 1.

By Scott Ellenbecker California’s State Route 1, often called Highway 1, is one of the most scenic routes in the world for its rugged beauty. However, the Big Sur coastline it follows is geologically active and unstable. Broken and weak rocks are covered with eroded soils highly prone to landslides….

Building a Better Tomorrow: Concordia University’s Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Concordia University’s Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering (BCEE) is an important pillar of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science of Concordia University. Founded in 1997 through the merger of Concordia’s Centre for Building Studies and its Department of Civil Engineering, BCEE has established itself as a leader…

Fraser River Pile & Dredge: Company History 1911 — Present

A 100 year commitment to excellence in marine construction has seen Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc. (FRPD) grow from a small, three-man partnership into a sophisticated construction and dredging operation equally at home on water or ashore. A century of contract experience in wharves, piers, docks, pile driving,…