A History of Deep Vibratory Methods for Ground Improvement: A Cost-Effective Foundation Solution for 80+ Years

by Jeffrey R. Hill, (M.ASCE), Director of Business Development; Hanover, MD, jrhill@haywardbaker.com,
Allen L. Sehn, Ph.D., (M.ASCE), Senior Vice President, Engineering; Hanover, MD, alsehn@haywardbaker.com,
Mark Koelling, (M.ASCE), Project Manager; Seattle, WA, makoelling@haywardbaker.com,

Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2016, Vol. 20, Issue 5, Pg. 40-46

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Deep vibratory ground improvement methods, collectively referred to as vibro systems, have been utilized by the construction community in one form or another for the past 80 years. Development of the equipment, techniques, and applications have evolved and become a cost-effective ground improvement technology.

Subject Headings: History | Vibration | Ground motion | Soil stabilization | Financial management | Foundations | Construction equipment


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