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Crux Announces New President

Crux Subsurface, Inc. (Crux) is pleased to announce Scott Tunison as company President.  Mr. Tunison co-founded Crux in 1998 and has seen the company through significant growth, including the 2012 acquisition of Crux to Quanta Services (NYSE: PWR).  Currently serving as Vice President overseeing all aspects of operations, Mr. Tunison has the knowledge and experience […]

Crux Participates in ISM 2019, Australia

Crux engineers were in Australia’s Gold Coast this week to present case studies and participate in expert panel discussions at the 14th International Workshop for Micropiles. The workshops are held every 1-3 years and attended by industry experts from around the globe.  They provide an opportunity for members to meet, present and exchange data, and […]

Crux Recognized by ADSC for Safety

Crux is proud to be recognized by the International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC) for another outstanding safety year in 2018.  The company is among a handful of others that recorded between 100,000 and 300,000 man hours in 2018 and achieved an incidence rate below the specialty contractors industry average. Crux has been recognized by […]

HECO Replacements Featured in T&D World

Hawaiian Electric Co.’s transmission structure replacement efforts were featured in T&D World this month.  Increasing power demands and aging infrastructure on the island of Oahu have led the utility to begin replacing existing structures.  The projects are facing a number of challenges, including unpredictable weather, environmentally and culturally protected sites, a wide variety of structure […]

Standardizing Foundation Design for Electric Transmission Structures

DFI’s Electric Power Systems Foundations Committee is working to standardize foundation design practices within electric transmission.  The industry-wide committee, co-chaired by Quanta Subsurface Senior VP, Steve Davidow, was established in 2013 to address issues related to deep foundation design and construction. Read the full article in DFI’s July-August 2018 issue →  

Foundation Drilling in Extreme Temperatures

Crews recently wrapped up work on Minnesota Power’s Great Northern Transmission Line (GNTL), installing micropiles and grouted anchors in frozen ground and extreme temperatures.  All work was successfully completed, with client Hooper/Wilson commenting “Crux did a good job of adjusting to unanticipated and ever-changing soil conditions.  The knowledge and skill set they brought to the […]

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

August 11 marked 365 days for Crux 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 sampling […]

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 […]