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Stu Sieves in Lab

Laboratory Soil Classification: Quality Control for Engineering Design and Inspection

Sieves are an integral part of soil classification. Sieving a soil sample of a known dry weight by shaking it through a stack of sieves of designated sizes produces what’s known as a grain size distribution curve. This provides information about what proportion of the soil is composed of fines, sand, and gravel. Combined with …

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Drilled Shafts

Drilled Shaft Installation – Morgan State University

Drilled shaft installation is underway for Morgan State University’s new Thurgood Marshall Hall! FTG has teamed with Atlantic Caisson and HCEA to implement a drilled shaft program that satisfies the structural demands of the building foundations.  FTG technician, Kory Hart, leads the inspection of the Technique Shaft with downhole casing entry to confirm engineering design …

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FTG Geotechnical Design Project Geared Up for 1.1 Million Square Feet of Development

The Port Covington Development Team (pc.city) has brought an exciting update into the new year that will kick-start their 235-acre construction revitalization effort of the South Baltimore neighborhood. The goal of a mixed-use inclusive waterfront community with capitalization investments now finalized at more than $650 million will include priorities for workforce development, education, economic development, …

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Parkside Pedestrian Bridge – Washington, D.C.

Construction is underway on a pedestrian bridge that will provide access between multiple neighborhoods and a local Metro Station in Washington, D.C.. The Parkside Pedestrian Bridge will cross over DC-295, as well as the WMATA/CSX railroad tracks in the area, in order to provide safe foot traffic over its 400-foot span. Auger cast in place …

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FTG Torque testing Baltimore, MD

Metro Station Pullout and Torque Testing – Baltimore, MD

There’s no derailing #TeamFTG! Our field and NDT technicians were back on site at the Charles Center and State Center Stations in Baltimore, MD to perform pullout and torque testing services on anchor inserts for improved metro tracks. This testing ensures the anchor inserts are properly installed and can sustain the loads required for a …

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Tunneling Operations – SC-940 in Baltimore, MD

Staff Geologist, Derek Seibel mobilized to support NE Remsco with preconstruction soil borings and rock core drilling for SC-940, located in Baltimore, MD. FTG is also providing on-call vibration monitoring and instrumentation services during the tunneling operations. Test borings allow Team FTG to examine and identify the native material, with minimal ground disturbances, before tunneling …

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