Category: Structural Design

Top Tips for Successful Permits

Water Works Park in Tampa, Florida, required permitting from more than 20 agencies and interested parties, ranging from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Without permits, projects don’t happen. Whether you want to fix a road or build a new office, fly a drone or dredge a lake,… Read More »

Studying Scour: FDOT Unknown Foundation Program Becomes Nationwide Model

Structural and geotechnical engineers count on support from the soils beneath a foundation to help provide motorists safe passage from Point A to Point B. In many states, bridge foundation support is achieved by piles that are driven deep into the ground. The piles penetrate and are embedded in the soils immediately beneath the bridge… Read More »

Par for the Course: Keeping the Bridge Open to the Open

In the golf world this week, all roads lead to the U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills in Dodge County, Wisconsin. This high-caliber course is 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee, 115 miles from Chicago, 116 miles south of Green Bay, and 67 miles east of Madison. It’s not quite in the middle of nowhere, but… Read More »