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Cochran Basin Stormwater Conveyance

  Utility work is far from glamorous. Utility systems are regularly overlooked, possibly due to the contents of the pipes or the fact that it literally is underground and unseen. Though these systems rarely get the recognition they deserve, they are an integral part of the health and safety of our communities. Throughout my professional…

Industry Leader – Guest Lecturer – UCSD

D.H. Charles Engineering, Inc. (DHC) was invited to be a guest lecturer for roughly 120 graduating seniors of the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Structural Engineering department. With an established passion for educating the construction industry in engineering challenges and safety, DHC was more…

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SSPC – George Campbell Award

DHC is proud to have been awarded the Society of Protective Coating’s (SSPC) George Campbell Award, for work on the Fremont Bridge, in Seattle, WA. This honor is bestowed as recognition of outstanding achievement in the completion of a difficult or complex industrial or commercial…

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Gaining Knowledge – Trench & Shoring Safety

The excavation shoring industry is consistently faced with the age-old challenges of working in unstable & changing soil conditions, managing groundwater, and protecting adjacent structures/utilities, while attempting to complete their work in a safe manner and remaining profitable. With projects getting progressively larger and more…

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SIAC – A Historic Challenge

As our nation’s buildings and bridges continue to age and deteriorate, contractors are regularly challenged with completing retrofit, painting, abatement and other upgrades, without overloading or damaging the existing structures. With more and more federal, state, and local entities rewriting their specifications to put the…

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SAIA – Balancing Needs – A Bascule Bridge Story

Published in the September 2012 issue of SAIA   By Jasper Calcara, PE   If you can imagine the risks of two sumo wrestlers jumping on a child’s seesaw, you can start to visualize the challenges facing engineers on the Ballard Drive Bridge painting project.…

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MD Brace System Aids Cast-In-Place Job Off Lake Michigan

By: Tommy Marciniak – SPECIAL TO CEG   Completing a cast-in-place project that measures 46 ft. (14 m) wide by 39 ft. (11.9 m) long by 35 ft. (10.7 m) deep near the shores of Lake Michigan is a challenging project in and of itself.…

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Mega Brace Shoring Provides Unique Solution for Water Project

This article was originally published in Underground Construction Magazine in December 2010.   Projects requiring excavation are recognized as among the most dangerous in construction, and protecting personnel who must work in trenches and surrounding areas from cave-ins is a priority with life and death implications.…

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