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 […]
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 →
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 →
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 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 […]
CORE COMPETENCY: Crux teamed with the San Diego Country Water Authority to verify design requirements of the San Vicente Dam Raise project; the tallest roller-compacted concrete dam raise in the world. Using both crane and helicopter support, a challenging post-construction coring program was successfully completed. Read the GeoDrilling International article →
Crux’s patented steel cap micropile foundations, implemented on San Diego Gas & Electric’s Sunrise Powerlink Project, were featured as the cover story in the September/October issue of DFI’s Deep Foundations Magazine. Click here to read the article.
PSE&G Traverses New Jersey Wetland John Ribardo, Public Service Electric & Gas, and Steve Davidow, Crux Subsurface | T&D World Magazine A steadily increasing demand for power has introduced a number of unique design and construction challenges within the overhead transmission sector, many of them environmental. The routing and siting process for transmission line construction is often […]
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has awarded an Owner’s Engineer services contract for preliminary design and construction services on the Iowa Hill pumped storage project to a team led by Jacobs Associates. As part of the Jacobs team, Crux has completed both vertical and horizontal exploratory borings to depths of up to 1,500 feet […]
Crux’s specialty foundation work on the Troy Meadows transmission segment was recently featured in GeoDrilling International’s May 2014 issue. Click below to view the full article.