Crux was the recent recipient of three industry awards for design-build foundation work and the introduction of an innovative steel pile cap design on the Sunrise Powerlink Project. This included the DFI Outstanding Project Award, the C. William Bermingham Innovation Award, and the first-ever World Cup of Micropiles. All three awards had a different set of criteria and were selected from separate applicant pools.
The project featured 3,732 micropiles installed at 234 of the total 421 lattice tower sites, and was the inaugural use of Crux’s patented steel micropile cap. All foundation equipment and components were transported by helicopter to accommodate for environmental regulations and rugged, mountainous terrain. In total, more than 99,000 lineal feet of pile was installed in a condensed ten and a half month construction schedule. The introduction of the steel pile caps reduced onsite construction time by an average 64%, significantly contributing to the on-time completion of the project.
Click below to read the DFI press release: