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Foundation Drilling February/March 2014

The SR-99 Tunnel Replacement Project along the picturesque Seattle waterfront has been headline news for some time. The $3.1 billion dollar project calls for a 1.7 mile tunnel to be constructed below grade along the right-of-way of the existing Alaska Way Viaduct. The project was scheduled to begin in 2009 and completed in 2015. The article that follows focuses on that part of the project that directly relates to the kind of work undertaken by ADSC members, and the challenges faced, and met by ADSC Contractor member, Malcolm Drilling.
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Tunnel Business Magazine April 2014

High groundwater levels combined with variable soil and rock profiles present challenges to the design and construction of deep excavation support systems. Recent developments in drilling equipment, tooling and procedures allow cost-effective construction of deep, overlapped secant pile systems to tight tolerances in extremely difficult ground conditions. .
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Tunnel Business Magazine December 2013


"Ground Improvements for the SR 99 Bored Tunnel" The initial launch of the world's largest TBM unfortunately has to contend with very soft and poor ground conditions. The south Seattle waterfront sits upon reclaimed land comprised of decades of undocumented fill, debris and various organic deposits.
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Engineering News-Record November 2013

"The Seismic Rehabilitation of the Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam Key-Block" Mormon Island Auxiliary Dam (MIAD) near Folsom, Calif., is a zoned earthfill embankment dam that was completed in 1953 as part of federal Central Valley Project water management scheme. Studies by the Bureau of Reclamation indicate that MIAD has a high seismic rish associated with foundation liquefaction leading to embankment failure.
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Engineering News Record California October 2013

"As the Port of Long Beach, Calif., moves forward with its 10-year, $4-billion modernization program, two of its components are seeing sharp cost increases. The $1-billion Gerald Desmond Bridge project faces a 15% budgetincrease, while the price tag on the $1.2-billion Middle Harbor project has now risen by $29.5 million."
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THE TOP 600 SPECIALTY CONTRACTORS

"Malcolm leaped 9 spots to number 71 in the ENR's (Engineering News-Record) Top 600 List."
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North American Tunneling Journal 2013

"In Downtown Seattle, Washington, the world's largest tunnel boring machine - a 57.5ft (17.5) diameter Hitachi Zosen Earth Pressure Balance Machine (EPBM) - recently commenced excavation of the SR 99 Tunnel Project (Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program), with less than 50tf (15m) of cover."
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Foundation Drilling August 2013

"Malcolm performs the Columbia River Crossing test program." Located on Interstate 5 and crossing over the Columbia River connecting the state of Oregon and Washington, the Columbia River Bridge is the last active drawbridge on the U.S. Interstate Freeway system. It is an old and seismically vulnerable bridge that not only serves as the main artery between Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington, but is also the main trucking lane for commerce from the West Coast into Canada. The existing bridge is founded on timber piles in very questionable soils.
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Tunnel Business Magazine June 2013

"PortMiami Tunnel Raises the Bar for Tunnel Construction in North America." When you think about state-of-the-art tunneling projects, places like New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles immediately jump to mind. These urban centers, after all, are home to mass transit systems that weave their way near the surface through densely populated cities and in proximity to existing buildings and utilities. And while some of the projects under way or in the planning stages in these areas are indeed pushing the limits of tunneling technology, the PortMiami Tunnel is faced with its own set of challenges in an area that has never seen mega-tunnel projects.
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Innovation 2013

"SR99 Bored Tunnel." More than three kilometers of 17.5 m diameter tunnel will be constructed beneath Seattle's downtown to replace the aging Alaskan Way Viaduct. Malcolm Drilling was contracted to provide ground improvements, shoring and dewatering services for the construction of a 350 m long excavation that will be used to launch the world's largest tunnel-boring machine.
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Engineering News Record 2013

"The Challenge of Climate Change to Underground Infrastructure." State, regional and local organizations have set aside billions of dollars to initiate major underground infrastructure rehab, modernization and expansion projects to meet population growth, regulatory requirements and, likely, climate change in 2013 and beyond.
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Business Review North America 2013

"Malcolm Meets Challenging Projects with Innovation." Malcolm has grown from a single, truck- mounted drilling rig business founded in 1962 into one of the most trusted and innovative names in the deep foundation industry, with one of the most adaptable and robust fleets. Taking on a diversified portfolio of large, $100 million flagship projects, and smaller projects that utilize the Company’s broad range of equipment for shorter projects. To facilitate its far reach, Malcolm is based in San Francisco and has operating offices in Hayward, Seattle, Salt Lake City and Los Angeles, with one currently in development in Florida.
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Tunnel Business Magazine 2013

"Readying for the SR-99 TBM." Malcolm used temporary casing along with oscillators to maintain verticality and ensure that the bore hole does not collapse. The world’s largest TBM gets a lot of the attention when the SR 99 tunnel project in Seattle is discussed. Let’s face it, a 57.5-ft diameter machine tends to turn heads. In preparation for the machine’s arrival, crews are busy building a massive launch pit south of downtown from which “Bertha” the massive TBM will begin her push.
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Engineering News-Record 2013

DIGGING DEEP IN 2013: From transportation improvements to infrastructure repairs, replacements and upgrades, this year will unearth some of the underground industry’s most innovative, advanced and impressive solutions. The SR-99 Tunnel Project, part of the Alaska Way Viaduct Replacement Program for the Washington Dept. of Transportation, parallels the waterfront through the south Seattle area and will be constructed utilizing the world’s largest-diameter tunnel boring machine (TBM).
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US Builders Review 2013

THE MARK OF A STRONG FOUNDATION: Every building needs a strong foundation and John Malcolm established Malcolm Drilling Co. Inc. (MALCOLM) on a strong foundation of hard work, dedication and an unwavering commitment to pursue new technologies. Over the course of 50 years the company has become one of the country’s foremost authorities in deep foundation, retention and ground improvement work, operating the largest fleet of drilling equipment in the country (valued at more than $190 million).
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Engineering News-Record 2013

INNOVATION DRIVES A NEW ERA IN UNDERGROUND SOLUTIONS: From Rio de Janeiro’s metro extension in advance of the 2014 olympics to the large-diameter railway tunnels planned for london’s massive crossrail project, 2013 looks to be the year of the underground transportation project. in the u.s., tunneling projects are visible coast-to-coast...
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ENR California Announces Best Projects 2012 Winners

Best Transportation Project

ENR California has announced the winners of this year’s Best Projects competition, which recognizes the region’s best achievements in construction and design. The 38 winners, along with an Overall Best Project winner, reviewed by a panel of judges, will be featured in the Dec. 3, 2012 issue of ENR California. The winners will also be honored at the annual Best Projects breakfast, scheduled for Dec. 6, 2012, at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel.
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North American Tunneling Journal 2012

MAKING IT SOUND FOR SEATTLE'S U-LINK: The complex geology and congested underground utilities of Seattle's Capitol Hill have posed some of the greatest challenges on Sound Transit's University Link (U-Link) light rail U230 tunneling contract, part of the city's developing Link Light Rail System.
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Deep Foundations Magazine 2012

BUILDING A BOX IN A SPONGE: EXCAVATION SUPPORT FOR A TUNNEL: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has a unique transportation project with a concessionaire group, the Miami Access Tunnel, to alleviate commercial traffic congestion in downtown Miami. The Port of Miami Tunnel project is a public-private partnership responsible for the design-build-finance-operate-andmaintenance of the tunnels.
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Deep Foundations 2012

DEEP PILES AT CHALLENGING SITE NEAR GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE: The south access road to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, known as Doyle Drive or Presidio Parkway, needs to be replaced. Built in 1936, it is the primary highway and transit linkage through San Francisco between counties to the north and south. The roadway is tucked into the natural contours of the Presidio and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, one of the nation’s largest urban parks.
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The Modesto Bee 2012.

BRIDGE BRACED AGAINST QUAKES: Workers are putting massive casings and rebar into place this week as a seismic retrofitting project on the Carpenter Road bridge over the Tuolumne River continues. When complete in June 2013, the bridge south of Paradise Road will better withstand an earthquake.
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BAUER-PILECO North American News 2011

MALCOLM DRILLING BUILDS BREAK-IN PLUGS FOR PORT OF MIAMI TUNNEL WITH BAUER EQUIPMENT: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) contracted with the Miami Access Tunnel (MAT) concessionaire group to construct two 42-feet (12.8m) outside diameter tunnels with two lanes of traffic each way between Watson and Dodge Islands to alleviate traffic congestion in downtown Miami. Malcolm Drilling Company Inc. (MDCI) is the specialty foundation contractor constructing the two sets of support of excavation (SOE), break-in and break-out plugs and soil improvement for the launch and reception of the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) on each island.
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Geo-Strata 2011

WORLD'S LARGEST CUTTER SOIL MIXING TOOL: Malcolm Drilling Company installed the new deep foundation systems for Seattle's current Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project.... Malcolm furnished and installed, at depths up to 106 feet below grade, soil/cement mixed panels for construction of confinement cells around the new drilled shaft column supports.
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Construction Today 2011

MALCOLM DRILLING PROVIDES EXPERTISE FOR DEEP FOUNDATION PROJECTS: Rarely does the general pubic think about how the excavation and drilling to support a structure affects its integrity and stability. However, excavation and drilling involve much more than just digging a hole. For more than 45 years, the experts at Malcolm Drilling Co. Inc. have provided a firm base of expertise for deep foundation jobs that require precision and accuracy.
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