photos of micropiles for supporting a tower crane

Micropile Design

By Jeffrey W. Coonse, PE / February 25, 2021

Micropile Design Micropile design includes structural and geotechnical design. Let’s discuss the importance of these two types of design for your next commercial construction project. Structural Design Design CriteriaMicropiles are designed by two standards, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the 2015 International Building Code (IBC).  Of course, the FHWA standard applies to highway projects…

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photo of a small drill rig installing micropoiles

Micropile Advantages

By Jeffrey W. Coonse, PE / February 21, 2021

What are the advantages of micropiles? Overcoming Difficult Ground Conditions The first advantage of micropiles has to do with the natural ground conditions at a project site. Micropiles can overcome difficult ground conditions such as debris fill, natural boulders, and karst. Other foundations systems such as auger cast piles and driven piles are not suitable…

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Anchor rig drilling soil nails

Quality Control for Soil Nail Walls

By Jeffrey W. Coonse, PE / February 17, 2021

Soil Nail Walls Quality Control One of our founders has a saying, “checking is cheap.”  Another one most of us have heard is, “measure twice, cut once.”  Using some basic soil nail walls quality control measures will help your project move forward with fewer mistakes and will avoid dreaded rework.  With that in mind, here…

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