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INDUSTRY ARTICLES

To help you keep abreast of our ever-evolving industry, we will regularly consolidate and post technical design/construction and management-related articles, all written by widely recognized geo-industry researchers, designers, constructors, and consultants.

These articles have previously appeared in respected geo-industry publications, and/or were developed specifically under the auspices, and for the use of Pieresearch, and appear with the permission of the publications of record, Pieresearch and the authors.

REINFORCEMENT IN DRILLED SHAFT DEEP FOUNDATIONS

REINFORCEMENT IN DRILLED SHAFT DEEP FOUNDATIONS

John B. Turner, P.E.
The foundation of a building or other structure is designed and constructed to transmit forces from the structure to the soil. Under typical conditions, these forces are the result of gravity – the weight of the building, occupants, and materials…
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WHY SPECIFICATIONS MATTER

WHY SPECIFICATIONS MATTER

Walter Scarborough FCSI, SCIP
To almost everyone involved with the construction of buildings, specifications seem to be a strange and mysterious world: massive amounts of technical information, references to obscure standards, and no graphics, just thousands of incomprehensible words...
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REBAR CAGE CENTERING IN DRILLED DEEP FOUNDATIONS WITH THERMAL INTEGRITY PROFILING

REBAR CAGE CENTERING IN DRILLED DEEP FOUNDATIONS WITH THERMAL INTEGRITY PROFILING

M. L. Siverston, P.E.
Drilled shafts are a widely used deep foundation element particularly when heavy loads are to be supported. They are commonly employed in the Transportation Industry as well as for projects in the private sector. Drilled shafts can be...
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THE WHAT & WHY OF BUILDING CODES

THE WHAT & WHY OF BUILDING CODES

Hamid Naderi, P.E., CBO
Margi M. Leddin
Building codes are sets of rules defining how buildings can be designed and constructed to a minimum level of safety. They are not a phenomenon of the modern world; rather, they have been around for centuries, one of the...
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SAFETY AWARENESS AND PRACTICES FOR CONSTRUCTORS AND ENGINEERS

SAFETY AWARENESS AND PRACTICES FOR CONSTRUCTORS AND ENGINEERS

S. Scot Litke, Honorary D.GE
One would hope that by now virtually every company that works in the field of geo-design and geo-construction would have a full understanding of the importance of making company-wide commitments to developing and...
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WOMEN IN CIVIL ENGINEERING & CIVIL CONSTRUCTION: TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR OWN CAREER

WOMEN IN CIVIL ENGINEERING & CIVIL CONSTRUCTION: TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR OWN CAREER

S. Scot Litke, Honorary D.GE
I realize that I could be criticized as being guilty of “looking from the outside in” without a personal understanding of what women working in civil engineering (CE), and civil construction (CC), are up against...
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MEGAPROJECTS OFTEN BECOME A MEGA-MESS

MEGAPROJECTS OFTEN BECOME A MEGA-MESS

S. Scot Litke, Honorary D.GE
In keeping with the theme of this November/December 2016 issue of Deep Foundations Magazine, Megaprojects, I offer my take on the subject. This may not be as positive as one would hope. While we are all familiar with some of the most...
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OLDER EMPLOYEES BRING SPECIAL VALUE

OLDER EMPLOYEES BRING SPECIAL VALUE

S. Scot Litke, Honorary D.GE
The title subject of this issue of Deep Foundations magazine is “Preserving the Past”. It is most fitting therefore to consider that an important part of not only preserving the past but moving into the future is the contribution that older...
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LEADERSHIP UNDER THE MACROSCOPE

LEADERSHIP UNDER THE MACROSCOPE

S. Scot Litke, Honorary D.GE
The term, and more importantly, the concepts behind the term, "Leadership" has reached the stage of almost being a cliché. It is virtually impossible to read any business and management oriented publication, e-newsletter, or even...
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