Tuesday
Jan222019

Leading Thoughts: 1/22/19 Ground Improvement Myths - New Geopier® Techniques

Myths persist about ground improvement techniques, including Rammed Aggregate Pier systems, but this blog post shares how Geopier® technology has evolved, including slope stabilization and techniques for shallow groundwater, to improve poor soil conditions more economically.

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Tuesday
Dec112018

Company News: 12/11/18 Article on Utility Planning and Ground Improvement

Deanna Chambers, PE with Ground Improvement Engineering authored an article recently in Construction Executive that discusses utility construction near Aggregate Pier and Rigid Inclusion work. Her article can be read here. Deanna addresses planning, communication and strategies for successful utility installation on ground improvement sites.

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Monday
Dec032018

Leading Thoughts: 12/3/18 Minimize Groundwater Challenges for Your Wind Turbine Foundation

Foundation soil reinforcement solutions for wind projects can encounter high water due to geology or seasonally wet conditions. This blog post outlines ground improvement methods to manage constructability issues and long-term stability of the deep foundation.

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Thursday
Oct252018

Leading Thoughts: 11/25/18 Freezing Weather and Geopier® Ground Improvement

Geopier ground improvement can be done in freezing weather conditions with some planning and protective measures during and after construction. Ground Improvement Engineering is experienced with Rammed Aggregate Pier construction in winter conditions and this article relates some of that knowledge.

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Tuesday
Sep252018

Leading Thoughts: 10/25/18 Geopier® Rigid Inclusions Expand Development Options on Tough Sites

Geopier ground improvement including rigid inclusions are gaining acceptance from the geotechnical community to handle organic soil and very soft clay sites. There is an old saying in the geotechnical profession that "all the good sites are gone." Recently though, new ground improvement methods known as rigid inclusions have made undesirable sites attractive for developers.

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