"The ERI personnel, under guidance of field Supervisor Mr. Austin McQueen, exhibited extraordinary teamwork as they remained focused on the client's needs and time constraints. The work at times proved challenging and was often performed under adverse weather conditions. ERI accomplished the work while maintaining a professional attitude throughout the project. They were especially innovative in identifying potential cost savings on the projects."

— Gary A. Clark, P.E.
Senior Engineer
Southern Company Generation - Hydro Services
 
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  • ERI Begins Structural Repairs to Local Poultry Processing Plant

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    In July of 2011, Engineered Restorations, Inc. was contacted by an engineering firm which they had worked with on several prior projects. A site visit was requested and made under what was considered an emergency condition.

    Leaking water and various chemicals from a poultry processing plant had caused extreme reinforcement corrosion and, in turn, serious deterioration of the precast members and framework in a large storage and breezeway area under a portion of the plant. Of utmost...

  • Washington Monument Survey Team Assesses Repairs Needed After Quake Damage

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    The magnitude-5.8 earthquake that rattled most of the eastern U.S. on Aug. 25 created new cracks and spalling in the upper sections of the 555-ft, 5-in.-tall Washington Monument in the nation's capital. While the extent of quake-related damage was not a surprise, the size of several spalls was larger than expected, says a forensic engineer who conducted an inspection for the U.S. National Park Service.

    The survey team of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc., Northbrook, Ill.,...

  • Ball Mill Creek Bridge on Spalding Drive Reopens Ahead of Schedule

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    The Ball Mill Creek Bridge, located on Spalding Drive, is open again to traffic. The bridge was closed August 15 when it was determined through an underwater inspection that the bridge had an undermining of one of its foundations. Repairs to the bridge began the following week with an estimated completion date of Sept. 26, 2011.

    “We want to thank the residents and local commuters for their patience as we provided the needed maintenance, and we’re pleased to be able to reopen ahead...

  • Bridge destruction to reveal clues about 'fracture-critical' spans

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    Bridge destruction to reveal clues about 'fracture-critical' spans

    WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. — A civil engineer at Purdue University is taking advantage of the demolition of a bridge spanning the Ohio River to learn more about how bridges collapse in efforts to reduce the annual cost of inspecting large spans. "There is a whole family of bridges called fracture-critical," said Robert J. Connor, an associate professor of civil engineering. "This means that if an important tension member breaks, it's thought the bridge will fall down." However, modern analysis...

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