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Hayward Baker worked on a sheet pile & helical pile installation in restricted access conditions in a busy petrochemical facility. The client added a new sump area and needed to support the new concrete sump floor. Along with the new addition, the client also required deep foundation support of new pipe bridges and supports and retrofitting existing supports (concrete bell piers) with new helical piles in the main corridor of the facility. The subsurface soils generally consisted of lean-to fat clays in loose to medium soils 20 to 30 ft deep.

A new study has shown that many buildings in the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and in the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) are more earthquake-prone than anticipated.

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15 people were confirmed dead after a building collapse occurred in Bamako, the capital of Mali.

Monday, 02 September 2019 01:00

Building collapse in Bronx, New York City

A building located in Bronx, one of the five boroughs of New York City, partially collapsed killing 1 worker and injuring at least 5 more.

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The city of London has tightened the rules on the construction of skyscrapers to prevent creating an urban microclimate in the surrounding streets.

A bridge located on Hutchinson Ferry Road in Florida's Gadsden County, collapsed and 2 accidents occurred before the road was closed.

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At least 6 people were reported dead after two houses collapsed in Valparaiso, a major city and port of Chile located about 75 kilometers northwest of Santiago.