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Adjustable Quick-Lock® Unibar® Centralizers for Single-Element Reinforcing

We have long known about the importance of proper alignment for reinforcing cages in drilled shaft construction. It is no less important to provide the same quality assurance for related deep foundation and earth support construction applications. In order to achieve proper design strength in any drilled and grouted hole the bar or tendon must be centered …
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Ideas = Innovation

Stan Agee
“Ideas are responsible for the progression and prosperity of humans – without them we would still be living in prehistoric times.” – Sir Richard Branson. Everything begins with an idea. Some ideas are outlandish, others brilliant even transformational. But most ideas never see the light of day because people lack the courage, time or resources to put them into action. …
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Construction Specifications – The Perils of Product Substitution

David A. Palmer and Timothy D. Howell, Attorneys at Law
“What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” Despite what Juliet told Romeo, a rose by another name may not always smell as sweet. We’ve all been there – faced with deciding whether to agree to a substitution that may be inferior.…
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Stan Agee
“You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink.” This 12th Century English homily presents a classic conundrum: Why won’t the horse drink the water? Not drinking is clearly self-destructive. Refusing water seems absurd. But let’s look at the situation from the horse’s point of view. If the horse has been led to the water …
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Stewart M. Verhulst, M.S., P.E., RRC
Public safety is of paramount importance for engineers and architects designing buildings. Most design professionals are diligent in their pursuit of safe structures, carefully calculating the loading conditions, detailing connections and support conditions, and preparing their drawings and specifications. …
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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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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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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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