Tag: slide rail system

Slide Rail Systems are a cost effective solution when you need to support trenches or pits at your excavation site. An alternative to traditional sheeting methods, Slide Rail Systems are made up of steel panels, which are similar to the sidewalls of a trench box, and vertical steel posts.

Slide Rail Rules!

Slide Rail Rules!

Often touted as the most flexible shoring system available, the slide-rail system is a vertical sheeting and trench support system that allows an excavation to be safely and economically shored from ground level to subgrade without any soil movement. Arguably, the slide-rail system has become the preferred shoring method for

Project Profile: Sliding Into Home

Project Profile: Sliding Into Home

The excavation site’s close proximity to a critical road and active runaways wasn’t even the biggest challenge for Midwest REM; it was the restrictions on overhead space.

Trench Shield, Box, and Shoring in a Variety of Configurations

Trench Shield, Box, and Shoring in a Variety of Configurations

Jobsite-ready trench shields, trench boxes, and shoring systems are showcased in the following company profiles by author Daniel C. Brown in his feature-length article, “A Life or Death Matter.” Part 3 of this continuing series illustrates the products and services of trench safety companies with a focus upon product offerings,

Trench Protection Equipment, Services, and Professional Training

Trench Protection Equipment, Services, and Professional Training

In addition to accepted standards in trench protection, such as the trench box, trench equipment companies may also include safety training, along with the products and services that they provide. In this concluding segment to his feature article, “A Life or Death Matter,” author Daniel C. Brown highlights available shield,

Project Profile: Shoring Deep Inside—A Building Excavation

Project Profile: Shoring Deep Inside
—A Building Excavation

JD Construction—headquartered in Lambertville, Michigan—was recently charged with installing the pour-in-place looping pit for a new 150- x 70-foot Alcos Slitting Line at Heidtman Steel Product’s new East Chicago facility located only a mile away from Lake Michigan. It was a relatively simple $300,000 excavation project—other than the fact that

Shoring Deep Inside a Building Excavation Project

Shoring Deep Inside a Building Excavation Project

JD Construction-headquartered in Lambertville, Michigan-was recently charged with installing the pour-in-place looping pit for a new 150- x 70-foot Alcos Slitting Line at Heidtman Steel Product’s new East Chicago facility located only a mile away from Lake Michigan. It was a relatively simple $300,000 excavation project-other than the fact

A Life-or-Death Matter

A Life-or-Death Matter

An average of 1,000 lost-time trench collapses occur every year, according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. In 2013, trenching hazards resulted in 30 known deaths nationwide. Authorities estimate that up to 100 fatalities may occur every year, but many are unreported. We can do better. Trench

Unique Situation, Unique Solution

Unique Situation, Unique Solution

Completing a cast-in-place project that measures 46 feet in width, 39 feet in length, and 35 feet in depth near the shores of Lake Michigan is a challenging project in and of itself. Now add in the challenge of being in the middle of an active British Petroleum (BP) refinery,

Shoring on Schedule

Shoring on Schedule

In July 2013, BT Construction (BTC) of Henderson, CO, was awarded the High Street Outfall Project for the city and county of Denver. The project consisted of side-by-side 96-inch diameter storm tunnels under the Union Pacific Rail Yard, each 400 feet long. On both sides, a Y-shaped concrete transition structure

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