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GeoDrilling International: Need for Speed

Crux’s work on the California High Speed Rail project is featured in the October 2017 issue of GeoDrilling International. The highly sensitive drilling program was completed within the Angeles National Forest, and involved coring though complex geology and potentially active faults.  Read the article →  

Employees Recognized for Dedication to Safety

On August 11, Crux marked 365 days without a recordable safety incident.  This is the second time in three years employees have reached this benchmark, following a 702-day stretch in 2016.  The commitment to safe operations has been recognized across the industry, earning Crux awards from both the International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC-IAFD) and […]

Crux Assists in Feasibility Study for High-Speed Rail

  Crux has been selected by Kleinfelder to participate in a geotechnical investigation on the San Jose to Merced section of the California High-Speed Rail (HSR).  The investigation will collect information on ground conditions and feasibility for a transportation tunnel through the Diablo Mountain Range. Utilizing track-mounted equipment, crews have begun deep core drilling and […]

California Landslides Call for Emergency Investigations

Crux Subsurface, Inc. (Crux) worked with Golden State Bridge, Inc. to provide geotechnical exploration services on Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge in Big Sur, California.  Active landslides had caused significant fractures in one of the support columns, and Caltrans determined the damage was too severe to repair.  The bridge was demolished earlier this month, and a geotechnical […]

Crux Serves as Host Sponsor for IWM

Crux is pleased to act as host sponsor for the 2017 International Workshop on Micropiles.  The workshop is being held March 29 through April 1 in Vancouver, Canada.  This is the 13th workshop since 1997, hosted by the International Society for Micropiles, now in alliance with ADSC and DFI.  Past workshop locations have included Poland, […]

Crux Completes Additional Foundations Under Active Lines

Crux Subsurface, Inc. (Crux) has completed the second phase of work for Hawaiian Electric’s Koolau-Wailupe #1 and #2 46 kV Circuits in Oahu, Hawaii.  The second portion of the project involved installing an additional four micropile foundations for tubular steel pole structures.  Crux was selected to perform additional services due to difficulty in accessing the foundation sites.  […]

Foundation Construction in Challenging Hawaiian Terrain

Crux Subsurface, Inc. (Crux) will team with sister company Road Bore Corp. to provide EPC foundation services for the replacement of nine structures on Hawaiian Electric Company’s Koolau-Wailupe #1 and #2 46 kV Circuits. Located on the island of Oahu, the project features rugged and steep terrain, and requires most operations to be completed while […]

Pressure Relief Wells Installed at Upriver Dam

The City of Spokane selected McMillen Jacobs for construction and preventative services on the Upriver Hydroelectric Dam, located in Spokane, WA. Due to the challenging subsurface materials and initial difficulty in accessing the area, the contractor selected Crux Subsurface to provide specialty geotechnical drilling services.  Crux’s scope includes drilling and installing 27 eighteen-foot deep drains to […]

Quanta Services Selected For Large Electric Transmission & Distribution Project In Southern California

Quanta Services, has been selected by a California-based utility for a large electric power transmission and distribution project located primarily in a national forest area in southern California. Led by Crux Subsurface, Inc., a Quanta Services company, Quanta’s scope of work includes the engineering, procurement and construction of the project, including rebuilding and replacing approximately […]

Quanta Announces New Subsurface Company

Quanta has launched Quanta Subsurface, Inc., a new organization within the Quanta Services group of companies. Quanta Subsurface brings fully integrated engineering and construction foundation solutions to energy projects throughout North America. Quanta claims it achieves the best value for our customers when foundation design is specific to the individual means and methods of each […]