Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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Preconstruction planning on wind projects yields budgetary benefits

One of the most valuable tools that an owner or developer of wind projects has in its planning toolbox is a good preconstruction value...

No two towers are created equal

From the hoisting industry’s standpoint, there are two sides to wind park construction; the physical erection, and the overall maintenance of the turbine or...

Identifying broken tiles usually calls for close observation of ground conditions

In this installment we’ll look at ways to identify broken tiles and methods to repair them quickly and efficiently. From last month’s column—available at...

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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