I spent a very pleasant Saturday morning with the GeoStabilization crew as they wrapped up shotcreting the face of their Lower San Antonio Road landslide repair while I ran the nail capacity performance test. The site is surprisingly far east to still be in Santa Clara County, past Lick Observatory by almost an hour on a beautifully scenic winding road. The test setup is pretty simple, as you can see above, and the loads are modest enough that simple cribbing on soil provides enough reaction force. We’re really enjoying this on-call collaboration with GSI and I’m angling for a way that I can cover the next testing assignment.
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The crew at the Gilboa Dam Valve Chamber have been installing caissons (compression rock sockets) for the past few weeks and are ready to return to tiedown tensioning. Sarah Kalman, Atlas’ field engineer running the QC program, shared these two shots from earlier today. This photo shows the test arrangement including a work platform needed for measuring tendon elongation.
The draping tendons are waiting for tensioning. The proof test force stretches the high-strength cables more than 4 inches.
Commensurate Safety Professional Will Yarborough has been an integral part of this project. This activity requires high pressures, huge forces, cold temperatures, long hours, and working at height. We appreciate Will’s extra effort keeping us all working safely.
Young Brothers’ Barge Kukahi berthed before first light this morning with a full load of containers that will be unloaded much more efficiently onto the luxuriously-wide new wharf deck.
The Hawaii Harbors Constructors team did great work on this project, and it was a pleasure for us to be involved. Congratulations to the whole project team on a job well done!