ECI Completes Historic Masonic Temple Stabilization Project

Recently, critical work began to stabilize the soil beneath an historic Masonic Temple in Watertown, WI. This project included stabilizing an existing beam and masonry wall in the basement of the existing temple,  jet grouting soil stabilization below the basement floor down to the bedrock, installation of interior drain tile, weeps, and sump pit, the removal of a portion of the existing hollow sidewalk, and the installation of waterproofing on the south basement wall to prepare for f ... Read more

Sound Transit Light Rail Extension Progresses

The $3.1-billion extension of Sound Transit's Light Rail Federal Way Link system in the Seattle, WA metropolitan area will transform the way that residents travel for work and leisure purposes. Under construction since 2019, the extension will be 7.8 miles long and will feature three new stations, creating a faster alternative route for those traveling between the cities of SeaTac and Federal Way in Washington state. Completion is estimated to be late 2026 and will serve an estimated 3 ... Read more

Repairing the Historic Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the nation's most visited and scenic national parks. The park runs for 469 miles through 29 counties in Virginia and North Carolina providing memorable views of the Appalachian Mountains. There are also numerous parking areas at trailheads for the various hiking trails that intersect the parkway, and several campgrounds located along the parkway allow for overnight stays. Certain sections of the park are closed in the winter due to inclement weather mak ... Read more

GSI Strengthens Cellular Infrastructure

GSI Strengthens Cellular Infrastructure  Edited by Debbie Reaney  A recent cell tower retrofit was performed by GeoStabilization International (GSI), experts at providing solutions for protecting wind, solar, storage, power & energy infrastructure. GSI was selected as a subcontractor for this project, working for General Contractor, K-Co Enterprises out of Piedmont SC. K Co Enterprises serves all phases of commercial concrete, foundation, and tower construction ne ... Read more

Anchoring Lover’s Leap

Anchoring Lover's Leap  Edited by: Debbie Reaney  Route 58 is Virginia's longest highway, stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest tip of Virginia. It traverses five separate Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) districts - Hampton Roads, Richmond, Lynchburg, Salem and Bristol; making it an important 508 miles. In the spring of 2022, VDOT's chosen design-build contractor, Branch Civil Inc. (BCI), began work on the fourth phase of a $300 million proj ... Read more

What Does ICE® Have To Do With Paper?

What Does ICE® Have To Do With Paper?  Editor: Debbie Reaney Paper mills were once a booming revenue source for Maine but now only six pulp and paper mills remain in operation within the state. Fortunately, one of them is Sappi's Somerset Mill in Skowhegan, where the employees proudly churn out one million tons of paper a year, but paper is not their only focus. The Sappi Somerset Mill is also serious about the environment, which is why the company uses every bit of the ha ... Read more

MC4D Helps Breathe New Life into Old Mine

MC4D Helps Breathe New Life into Old Mine  Editor: Debbie Reaney  Construction is underway to reopen the Mineral Park mine, a large open pit copper mine located in the Cerbat Mountains 14 miles northwest of Kingman, Arizona. According to a 2013 report, Mineral Park represented one of the largest copper reserves in the United States and in the world, having estimated reserves of 389 million tons of ore grading 0.14% copper and 31 million oz (about 878834.5 kg) of silver.  ... Read more

MC 22A Rescues Weak Dam

MC 22A Rescues Weak Dam  Editor: Debbie Reaney    The number of deficient and potentially dangerous dams in America is on the rise. Lower design criteria of older dams, long-deferred maintenance, and increased rainfall brought on by climate change pose a threat to human life if a dam were to breach from too much stress on its structure. Over in Happy Valley, PA, home to the Penn State Nittany Lions, the Rockview Reservoir dam is one of the most high-hazard ... Read more

CH 450 Purifies Polluted Soil

CH 450 Purifies Polluted Soil  Editor: Allison Braswell    One company's trash might be another company's treasure. The land that hosts an old, abandoned refinery is being remediated for the next business that may take its place. A leading soil and groundwater remediation firm was selected to deep mix the soil on the land, improving the characteristics of weak soils by mechanically blending them with a cementitious binder slurry.  When lo ... Read more

CH 150 Advances Worker Safety

CH 150 Advances Worker Safety  Editor: Debbie Reaney    The hilly topography and infamous, historic cobblestone streets of Seattle, WA have caused great distress for drivers for as long as cars have been in the city. Half of the 100 cobblestone streets still in use, some dating back 120 years, are historically preserved and thus narrow down options for transportation. Even if the remaining 50 were paved, the steepness of roads throughout the region as well ... Read more