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Micropiles: A Foundation Alternative for Challenging Conditions
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 2:00pm ET/11:00am PT
Duration: 60 Minutes

Investment in high-voltage transmission has dramatically increased in recent years due to the growing demand for power, and increased reliability standards for the integration of renewable energy sources. Micropile foundations — because of their ability to be installed using compact, portable equipment — provide a viable alternative to more traditional designs when preferred alignments traverse rugged or protected terrain where standard modes of access are not practical or not possible. Micropiles are lightweight, high-capacity elements that are readily adaptable to site-specific ground conditions and tower loads. Crux Subsurface will share the development and application of this innovative foundation alternative, and discuss the contribution that micropiles have made to foundation design optimization in the industry. Crux will discuss the next steps for furthering design optimization through a multi-disciplinary engineering focus and construction methods that allow for foundation selection based on individual site conditions. 


About The Series:

Welcome to the Advanced Technology Series of webinars by Burns & McDonnell.  This year will we feature five progressive transmission line technologies that support the safe, reliable, efficient and compliant operation of HV and EHV transmission lines.  The upcoming webinars will include:

  • Session 4 - July - Micropiles and Steel Pile Caps by CRUX
  • Session 5 - December - SMART Power Flow Controller for Smart Grid Applications by Dr. Kalyan K. Sen, PhD, PE, MBA

These on demand webinars are available immediately after registering:

  • Session 1 - January - Dynamic Line Rating by Lindsey Manufacturing
  • Session 2 - March - Smart Wire Grid on Distributed FACTS by Smart Wire Grid, Inc.
  • Session 3 - May- Using A High Capacity Conductor in Transmission Projects by 3M

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