Saturday, December 14, 2019

Construction

Integrating construction engineering into siting leads to increased efficiencies and maximum cost savings

The micro-siting process for a wind facility is the area where most developers struggle to link in all of the requirements related to state...

While preventing the need for an emergency response is the primary goal, you must...

In the April installment we discussed key steps to emergency preparedness, including preparing a written plan and communicating it both on- and off-site, developing...

Mass stabilization is a soil mixing technology for treating potential wind tower sites 

At planned wind tower sites a geotechnical investigation and/or environmental evaluation should first be performed to characterize the underlying soils. The results of these...

Rigid inclusions use upper strong strata to transfer the load

Planned wind tower sites may appear firm on the surface, only to conceal a buried weak soil stratum. Depending on the depth and thickness...

Densification of loose material prior to tower construction is often required at wind-farm sites

Planned sites for wind turbine towers are sometimes underlain by loose, granular soils such as sands, gravels, or mine spoils, which can produce static,...
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