October 112017

Nebraska Wesleyan University - Duane W. Acklie Hall of Science

Nebraska Wesleyan University is building its first academic building in over 30 years. The university, founded in 1887, broke ground on the Duane W. Acklie Hall of Science earlier this year. The nearly 80,000 square foot building will house the biology, chemistry and psychology departments, laboratories and a greenhouse. Sampson Construction, the general contractor is responsible for the coordination of subcontractors and suppliers on this project.  Olsson Associates is the civil engineer. The Clark Enerson Partners are the architects of record. Celli-Flynn Brennan is the design architect. Tetrad Property Group is Nebraska Wesleyan’s owner representative for the project. The site expanded beyond Nebraska Wesleyan’s historic footprint ...

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August 12017

Trenchless Construction

They are common questions.  "How long is the reach?"  "What about light pole bases?"  "How long does it take?"  Electricians, facility managers, municipalities, general contractors and many others all asking about the production of hydro excavation.  Of course, soil conditions vary from site to site and weather plays a role as well but in general terms, excluding mobilization, if you wanted to excavate a 18" diameter hole that was 5' deep, it would take approximately 20 minutes.  A typical light pole base requires a hole 24" x 8' deep which requires roughly sixty minutes to hydro excavate.  The vac trucks ...

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