Tag Archives: Transmission Line

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 […]

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 […]

Introducing Video Job Stories

Watch how Crux designed and installed specialty foundations for 500 kV double circuit structures in a protected wetland.  Construction relied heavily on helicopters, and value engineering played a major role in completing foundation work on schedule.

Crux accepts awards at DFI Annual Conference

Crux was pleased to accept both the 2014 Outstanding Project Award and the C. William Bermingham Innovation Award at the DFI 39th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations last week in Atlanta, GA.  The Outstanding Project Award was presented for Crux’s foundation work on San Diego Gas & Electric’s Sunrise Powerlink Project, and the Bermingham Innovation Award […]

Sunrise Powerlink: An Innovation in Foundation Design

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.

Troy Meadows Foundations Featured in T&D World

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 […]

Crux Foundations Recognized by ISM & DFI

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 […]

Micropile World Cup

Crux’s micropile foundation work on the Sunrise Powerlink Project has been selected as the North American representative for the International Society of Micropile’s Micropile World Cup.  The project will be up against selected projects from South America, Europe and Australia for the Micropile World Cup title at the 12th International Workshop on Micropiles in Krakow, […]

GeoDrilling International Feature

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.