Press Releases 2010

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November 19, 2010
GeoStructures Completes Another BRAC Project at Fort Lee

Impact ® System Paves Way for Construction of U.S. Army Lodging Facility

U.S. Army Soldiers and their families at Fort Lee, Virginia will now have access to new temporary living quarters in 2012 as construction has begun on The Lodge at Fort Lee, a LEED-Silver, 1000-room facility that utilized the ground improvement design-build services of specialty contractor GeoStructures. Read More...

October 19, 2010
GeoStructures Begins BRAC Construction for Warrior Transition Unit

New Projects in Maryland Use Recycled Concrete to Qualify for LEED Credits

Two sites at the Bethesda National Naval Medical Hospital are undergoing ground improvement by design-build contractor GeoStructures so that construction can start for buildings designated for the Warrior Transition program. Read More...

September 24, 2010
EarthTec Accommodates Multiple Wall Requirements in ICC Construction

GeoStructures Subsidiary Builds 50-Foot High Wall for Highway Interchange

Producing precast panels of various sizes and finishes, combining precast coping and barriers with cast-in-place techniques, and working around existing structures are some of the issues overcome by EarthTec in designing and supplying the retaining walls for support of bridge abutments and embankments for section B of Maryland’s Intercounty Connector highway. Read More...

August 30, 2010
Inc. 5,000 Placement, New Staff Show Growth at GeoStructures

Company Moves into Top Half of Rankings for Fastest-Growing Private Firms

Demand for foundation support on commercial and transportation construction projects has led design-build contractor GeoStructures to promote some staff and add others. Read More...

August 9, 2010
GeoStructures Solves Engineering Puzzle at Carver High

Easement Restrictions Led to Use of Wall System with Soil Nails, Precast Facing

High school teams at George Washington Carver Center for Arts & Technology near Baltimore will eventually have new athletic fields on which to play after completion of a 5,500 square foot retaining wall from design-build contractor GeoStructures. Read More...

July 12, 2010
GeoStructures Deploys System To Restore Engineering Landmark

Company to Present Case Study at Sept. Conference of International Micropile Society

Design-build contractor GeoStructures has completed foundation reinforcement of Pennsylvania’s Kinzua Bridge in the effort to restore the historic structure as a tourist attraction. Read More...

July 1, 2010
EarthTec’s MSE Walls a Mainstay in NJ Roadway Construction

GeoStructures’s Subsidiary Supporting New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s Efforts to Improve Infrastructure

A dozen highway projects underway in New Jersey will incorporate walls or wall-related materials from EarthTec, the subsidiary of GeoStructures that specializes in the design and supply of mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls. Read More...

May 7, 2010
Hotel Draws Strength from GeoStructures Support System

Sand Aggregate Used to Build Rammed Aggregate Pier® Elements

A ground improvement system of 253 RAP elements, constructed of a sand aggregate backfill, is supporting the spread foundations of a new Holiday Inn Express hotel in Havelock, NC. Designed and installed by GeoStructures, Inc., the sand RAP system reinforces the soft site soils underneath the four-story hotel due to open this year at 103 Branchside Drive. Read More...

April 21, 2010
GeoStructures Accelerates Construction on Virginia’s HOT Lanes

New Contracts Provide Multiple Support Systems for Roadway Infrastructure

GeoStructures has secured several additional contracts for retaining walls and ground improvement in support of Virginia’s High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes construction. The design-build contractor has completed work on more than one-third of its original contract to design and build sound walls, and it will proceed with construction of mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls, tieback retaining walls and ground improvement. Read More...

April 2, 2010
Fairfax Parkway Construction Moves Forward with GeoStructures

Design-Build Contractor Selected for Value-Engineered Solutions

With construction underway of sound walls and bridge abutments from GeoStructures, the Fairfax County Parkway project remains on schedule for completion later this year. The project team is led by general contractor Cherry Hill Construction supported by civil engineer Johnson Mirmiran & Thompson, and geotechnical engineer Schnabel Engineering. Read More...

March 15, 2010
GeoStructures Furnishes FDA Project with Several Construction Support Systems

Lower-cost, Lower-Risk Approach Avoids Multi-Subcontractor Coordination Problems

Access to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration campus in White Oak, Md. will be possible from Cherry Hill Road following construction of a triple-span arch and approach structures by design-build contractor GeoStructures. The company will install Impact Pier® elements for ground improvement to support mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls for the arch abutments and approaches, and a triple-span CON/SPAN arch over Perennial Creek. Read More...

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