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Driven-Pile Economics – Support Cost Based on Available Support

Pipe Pile Support Cost
Pile Support Cost Design Efficiency

As a continuing service to our clients, Atlas Tube routinely enlists the services of industry leaders in matters related to driven pipe piles.  This is the second in a series of topics provided at our request by Wagner Komurka Geotechnical Group, Inc.

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Designing with HSS: Moment Connections 101

5 Things You MUST Know About Moment Connections

Designing with HSS can be a complex concept for the most experienced engineer or fabricator. In fact, it's likely that you have experienced some confusion while designing with HSS and the connections needed to maintain their structural integrity.

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HSS Applications: 4 Sports Stadiums Built with HSS

Dallas Cowboys Stadium Construction Shot
Dallas Cowboys Stadium Finished
Levi Stadium Under Construction
Levi Stadium Finished
Sporting Park Under Construction
Sporting Park Finished
Yankee Stadium Under Construction
Yankee Stadium Under Finished

Here at Atlas Tube, we appreciate the finer things in life, like engineering, architecture and design. As an HSS manufacturer, we not only like to stay current with the latest in design, we also enjoy seeing HSS in different applications. From bridges and buildings to rollercoasters and stadiums, HSS can be found in structures of all shapes and sizes. The first in our new blog post series, we will be taking the time to admire different applications where HSS was used in building designs. This month, we’re going to tackle four sports stadiums, including two football stadiums, one soccer stadium and one baseball stadium (full disclosure: these stadiums have Atlas Tube products in them).

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Can we deliver sustainable energy to the world by 2030?

Sustainable Energy for All - What Will It Take?

Sustainability is not just an issue for American businesses, it's a global issue. With so many reports citing the excessive use of fossil fuels as the culprit of global warming and the depletion of nonrenewable energy resources, it's safe to say yesterday was too late to start thinking about sustainable energy.

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Support Cost: Selecting Cost-Effective Systems for Deep Foundations

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Deep-foundation systems are expensive. Among multiple other design and decision parameters, cost-effectiveness should be considered when selecting among multiple viable foundation options. Wagner Komurka Geotechnical Group Inc. (WKG²) pioneered the concept of, and coined the term, “support cost,” which is an integral component of a rigorous, quantitative approach to selecting the most-cost-effective foundation system for a project. Throughout the two installments of our Support Cost blog series, we will explore this valuable decision-making tool.

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