“That was close!” Historical Bridge Turns into a Challenge

The renovation of a historical railway bridge calls for a spectacular assignment in Switzerland. What is so special about it? The challenges began even before a single metre was drilled for the deep foundations. “That was extremely close,” explains Adrien. He climbs out of the small fishing boat and sets…

Nucor Skyline’s HZ-M king pile wall a cost-effective solution at Port of Trois-Rivières

By Janet M. Himstead, Nucor Skyline The Port of Trois-Rivières is a large multi-modal facility that combines sea, rail, and road. The port serves both domestic and international markets from its location on the north bank of the St. Lawrence River, where it meets the St. Maurice River, about halfway…

Burke Keeps First Pile Driving Project Straight with RTG Piling Rig

Burke Construction Inc.’s first pile driving project was no easy task. The job at hand for this heavy civil contractor was to install a steel seawall in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, but this was no straight line of sheet piles in the middle of the beach. Burke’s task was…

O-Cell Load testing of large-diameter single-drilled shaft foundations for the REM project in Montreal

By Riad Diab, Louis D’Amours, and Malek Bouteldja, SNC-Lavalin, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Edited by William F. “Bubba” Knight, Fugro Loadtest, Gainesville, FL. Introduction The Réseau Électrique Métropolitain (REM), a $6.5 billion design-build project, is being constructed by a Joint Venture comprised of SNC Lavalin, Dragados Canada, Group Aecon Quebec, Pomerleau,…