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Tuesday, 29 November 2016 10:53

Raise the concrete slab edge with Porch pile cap assemplies Featured

Hubbell Power Systems, Inc. has launched this assembly in order to raise the concrete slab edge or non-load bearing wall using a screw lift system.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 15:29

Rapid piers to fit your job Featured

The Atlas Resistance® Pier is a manufactured, two-stage product designed specifically to produce structural support strength, by Hubbell -CHANCE®.

First, the Pier Pipe is driven to a firm bearing stratum; then the lift equipment is combined with a manifold system to lift the structure. The Atlas Resistance® Pier System procedure provides measured support strength. Atlas Resistance® Piers are spaced at adequate centers where each pier is driven to a suitable stratum and then tested to a force greater than required to lift the structure. This procedure effectively load tests each pier prior to lift and provides a measured Factor of Safety on each pier at lift.

Atlas Resistance® Piers have been used to restore and/or stabilize homes and commercial structures that had settled due to a wide variety of soil problems. Foundation settlement and movement can be caused by building on expansive clay, compressible or improperly compacted fill soils, or improper maintenance around foundations. Whatever the cause, settlement can destroy the value of structures and render them unsafe.

You can find more information about the resistance piers here

Source: Hubbell

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The Helical Pulldown Micropile (HPM) is used to form a grout column around the shaft of a standard helical anchor/pile. The installation process can employ grout only (see Uncased Helical Pulldown Micropile) or grout in combination with either steel or PVC casing (see Cased Helical Pulldown Micropile).

Over 90 years of research, development and testing have advanced Chance's Instant Foundation® System to its present mature stage. Compared to traditional methods, the Instant Foundation System offers attractive benefits in the conservation of labor, materials, equipment and, especially, time.

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Hubbell Power Systems, Inc. has recently launched the CHANCE interior Slab Bracket (ISB) used for residential and commercial remediation. ISB provides slab on grade support for existing structures using a reducedamount of helical piles.

On 26th of August 2016, the opening ceremony of the third bridge of Bosporus - known as Yavus Sultan Selim Bridge- took place. The construction had been started in 2013 and the bridge supports four-lane motorway nd one railway line in each direction. It is located in Istanbul and it is a cable-stayed bridge. However, its size exceeds the typical dimensions of this type of bridge.

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The ME Construction News reports that Nakheel and RIU Hotels & Resorts announced that a new resort is scheduled to be constructed soon. It will be located in Dubai's Deira Islands, a group of artificial islands near Dubai. Its construction will commence this year and is expected to have been completed by the end of 2019.

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