Looking Back: First Quarter Project Spotlight – Friant Kern Canal Middle Reach Capacity Correction Project

The Friant-Kern Canal is a 152-mile-long waterway that extends from the Friant Dam at Millerton Lake north of Fresno to the Kern River in Bakersfield. The original canal, built-in 1951, was designed to convey up to 5,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) of water to over 1 million acres of … Read More

What Are Sub-Horizontal Ground Anchors Used For?

As a specialized foundation, sub-horizontal ground anchors are distinct in application, components, and purposes. Otherwise known as “tiebacks,” they’re an integral foundation option in special cases where excavating and constructing a footing foundation isn’t possible. It’s also a popular route when it’s too difficult to construct a pile cap for … Read More

The Importance of Quality Control on the Job

Quality control plans are a way to ensure the elements involved in the project are held to a high-quality standard that provides a uniform baseline for all projects. In implementing quality control on the job, you are improving the standard of road construction and the materials used, and increasing the … Read More

California’s Focus on the Conservation of Stormwater

If you’ve been reading the news, California Governor Newsom this week declared a state of emergency as the state endures a massive drought. “As the western U.S. faces a potential third year of drought, it’s critical that Californians across the state redouble our efforts to save water in every way … Read More

Types of Concrete Used for Constructing Bridges

Concrete is arguably one of the most important materials when it comes to constructing large projects. This also includes constructing bridges. From providing versatility and flexibility while providing the structure with even weight absorption and distribution, concrete is a stellar option for bridges. As technology has advanced, different types of … Read More

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