Tag: excavation

The action of excavating something, especially an archaeological site.

Planning Ahead for the Bottom Liners

Planning Ahead for the Bottom Liners

Most landfill gas design engineers are accustomed to preparing design drawings to incorporate the installation of a gas system into an existing landfill that has been accepting waste for many years. The landfill may require a gas system per the New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) regulations or may be adding

How the Latest Technology Improves the Industry’s Biggest Excavators

How the Latest Technology Improves the Industry’s Biggest Excavators

Since the mid-1950s, the Highway Trust Fund has been financing road construction and surface transportation projects, both new construction, and expansion and refurbishment of our aging highway infrastructure, its coffers filled by a federal fuel tax and other monetary transfers. The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 established the Highway

Case Studies in Tube-Based Sediment Control

Case Studies in Tube-Based Sediment Control

With traditional sediment control devices like straw wattles and silt fence, a drop-and-go installation style could be disastrous. Proper trenching, staking, and preparation of the BMP-soil interface means the difference between success and failure, which has led many manufacturers of sediment control products to design the next generation of more

Reader Profile: Todd Johnson

Reader Profile: Todd Johnson

A COMMON THREAD runs through Todd Johnson’s two jobs as a police officer and an excavator: the precision needed to properly execute the demands of both lines of work. Johnson is vice president of Geo Precision, an excavation contracting company in Winterville, NC, owned by his wife Candace and servicing

To Simplify the Complex

To Simplify the Complex

While grading and excavating equipment continues to get better and better, the smart equipment, software, and systems that support this equipment and improve its safety, efficiency, and productivity are also getting better.

Measuring Earthwork Volumes

Formulas and methods for determining the volumes and areas of regular shapes and surfaces go back at least as far as ancient Greece. Pythagoras and other mathematicians determined the formulas that are still used to calculate the volumes of spheres and pyramids, as well as the areas of curve conic

For the Control Freak

For the Control Freak

The beauty of intelligent machine control is it makes inexperienced operators good, and good operators better,” points out Sebastian Witkowski, product marketing manager for intelligent machine control for Komatsu.

Straight and True

Straight and True

People have an amazing ability to adapt to and even become blasé about technological wonders. The things that we take for granted (flying, television, cell phones, the Internet) would seem like something out of science fiction to anyone 100 years ago. Now, we can’t imagine what life was like without

A New Standard

A New Standard

For grading and excavation contractors, time and budget efficiencies are of the essence. Now is the time for machine control and construction management software, notes Matthew Gebarowski, owner of DirtLogic, a company that provides earthwork takeoffs and GPS modeling services.

Editor’s Comments: New Realities

Editor’s Comments: New Realities

Today’s technology-enhanced heavy equipment can no longer be considered as solely dirt-moving tools. Evolving technology continues to morph the iron into directional mapping guides, quality control supervisors, communications portals, collectors of big data, and even job site decision-makers.

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