AVM at Seawall

Naples, a neighborhood of Long Beach, California, is built on three islands protected by seawalls. A project to refurbish the seawalls involved driving the steel sheet piles seen above. Driving sheet piles generates noise and vibration. To protect adjacent properties from excessive vibrations and to protect people from excessive noise, the contractor needed vibration monitors.…

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TIP Thermal Wires in Cage

Thermal integrity profiling can identify necking, bulging, cage eccentricities, pile shape, and variations in concrete cover. Above: TIP cables before installation. GEO technician completing the installation of TIP cables and sister bar strain gauges on a two-part, 40 foot cage that will be tested with a bi-directional load cell from LTC. The first part of…

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Sister Bars for Pile Test

Las Vegas GEO supplied and installed these sisterbar strain gauges to monitor an axial pile load test for large-bore piles. The strain measurements are used to calculate shaft load during O-cell testing. In a typical test, the O-cell is welded between upper and lower reinforcement cages. Gauges are attached to both. Careful preparation is required during installation…

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