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Dewatering Wellpoints Aid Lahaina Recovery

Malcolm Drilling is on the move and has successfully loaded our 150cc Sonic Drill and essential equipment to install a dewatering wellpoint system in Lahaina, HI. Our efficient logistics underscore... read more
WELCOME TO THE TEAM

New Team Members

"Henry Ford once said, 'Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.'" We are excited to present the newest members, starting a new beginning... read more
Mark Goodsell Sr Engineer

Mark Goodsell, Corporate Sr. Design Engineer

Welcome, Mark W. Goodsell, Malcolm Drilling’s Corporate Senior Design Engineer! We are proud to introduce Mark W. Goodsell, our Corporate Senior Design Engineer, who brings a wealth of knowledge and…

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Landslides in Rancho Palos Verdes cause irreversible damage to homes and roads as seen on May 17, 2024. (Brian Feinzimer/LAist)

Rancho Palos Verdes Landslide

We're actively involved in mitigating a major landslide in Rancho Palos Verdes. Our focus is on implementing effective drainage solutions to reduce the landslide to a manageable scale. We are... read more
Dan Parker New Dewatering Project Manager

Dan Parker, Project Manager

Welcome, Dan Parker, Malcolm Drilling’s New Project Manager for Dewatering! We’re thrilled to introduce Dan Parker, our latest addition to the Malcolm Drilling crew! With an impressive journey spanning over…

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Rob Jameson resipient of President Award

Rob Jameson Receives ADSC President’s Award

Rob Jameson has been honored with the ADSC President’s Award for his outstanding contributions to working platform training and education. Congratulations to Rob for his exceptional efforts in advancing Malcolm’s…

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Randy Conrad, Sr. Project Manager

We’re thrilled to introduce Randy Conrad as Malcolm Drilling’s New Sr. Project Manager! Randy brings over twenty years of expertise leading both private equity-owned businesses and international organizations. Randy is…

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Steve Winn Corporate Safety Manager

Promotion of Steve Winn

Malcolm Drilling is pleased to announce the promotion of Steve Winn to the Corporate Safety Manager. We’re thrilled to announce Steve Winn’s well-deserved promotion to the position of Corporate Safety…

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Ground Improvement Rommel Mallari, Malcolm Drilling's New Project Executive

Rommel Mallari, Director of Ground Improvement

Presenting Rommel Mallari, Malcolm Drilling’s New Project Executive – Ground Improvement. Malcolm Drilling is proud to announce that Rommel Mallari has joined our team as an invaluable addition to our…

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Deep Foundations Introducing Mike Muchard, Chief Geotechnical Engineer Slug: deep foundations

Mike Muchard, Chief Geotechnical Engineer

Introducing the newest addition to Malcolm Drilling’s team – Mike Muchard, Chief Geotechnical Engineer – Deep Foundations. Please join us in welcoming Mike Muchard. After obtaining his engineering degree at…

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Mike Robison, Malcolm Drilling Mountain West District Engineer

Introducing Mike Robison, Malcolm’s New District Engineer!

Introducing Mike Robison, Malcolm Drilling’s Newest District Engineer. Mike Robison, a Utah State University graduate, has distinguished himself in the field of civil engineering. With 18 years of experience and…

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Ford Bosk drilled shaft installations

Exciting news from Kentucky!

Exciting news from Kentucky! We’ve successfully completed the installation of the drilled shafts for our first BlueOval Sk Battery building!

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Sean Pearson | Project Manager | Malcolm Drilling

Welcome our newest Project Manager!

We are pleased to welcome Sean Pearson as our newest project manager!

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Digging Deeper with Big Blue Jade

Digging Deeper with Big Blue!

Digging Deeper with Big Blue! Got high water table, limited footprint, and do not want to waste valuable real estate for parking – talk to us!”

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Scott Mcivor General Supervisor Malcolm Drilling

Promotion of Scott Mcivor

Malcolm Drilling is pleased to announce the promotion of Scott Mcivor to the general superintendent of ground improvement.

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UW-Platteville Fall 2022 Career Fair

September 29th, 2022 from 3pm - 6pm Ullsvik Hall in Velzy Commons and Nohr Gallery. Looking for an internship, co-op or full time position? Plan to attend on the day... read more
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Engineering & STEM Fair at UW-Madison

September 15th, 2022 from 11am – 5pm College of Engineering Campus (E. Hall Lobby, ME Atrium, ECB Atrium) Recruit engineering and STEM majors at all degree-levels for summer internships, co-ops... read more
th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations

47th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations

October 4–7, 2022 Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center We are a proud exhibitor at #DFI47, Oct. 4-7, in National Harbor, Maryland. The DFI 47th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations... read more
Lindsey Jo Oldenhoff, Marketing Director of Malcolm Drilling

Introducing our New Marketing Director

Malcolm Drilling is pleased to announce the hiring of Lindsey Jo Oldenhoff as its new Marketing Director.

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Robert Small promotion at Malcolm Drilling

Promotion of Robert Small

Robert (Rob) Small has been promoted to Assistant District Manager for the Northern California District at Malcolm Drilling.

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ARTICLES

Hydropower & Dams
Hydropower & Dams PRREIP cover Issue

Priest Rapids Embankment Improvement Project

Constructing a downstream backup dam to address seismic...
Water Power and Dam Construction
Water Power PRREIP cover April

Rapid response to seismic risks

To address seismic risks at Priest Rapids Dam in the US...
ENR
ENR Top cover

Top 600 Specialty Contractors List 2023

Malcolm Drilling Rises to #2 in ENR's Top 600 Specialty Contractors List...
Brierley Associates
Brierley Mission cover

706 Mission St.

Development in downtown San Francisco continues with taller structures and deeper more complicated basement excavations...
DFI
DFI SFPUC cover

The Benefits of Early Contractor Involvement

Proposing the use of a core trade subcontractor to provide preconstruction services...
ENR
ENR Jade cover

Innovation Leads Underground

Amid tight sites, watery soils and building restrictions, developers find flexibility and value...
ENR
ENR Underground III Published cover

Laying the Foundation with Energy Piles

The Google Bay View campus, adjacent to NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif...
Foundation Drilling
Industry News years cover

Malcolm Drilling Celebrates 60 years

In 1962, John Malcolm founded Malcolm Drilling with a single truck mounted drill rig...
ENR
ENR TOP cover

Top 600 Specialty Contractors List 2022

Malcolm Drilling has been ranked as one of ENR’s Top 600 Specialty Contractors...
ENR
ENR Underground Published Ad II cover

Rescuing Eliza 150 Feet Deep

Just north of Detroit is an 18-mile-long stretch of freeway where the I-75 modernization project lies...
Civil Engineering
CI Bridge scour protections bolster flood prevention cover

Bridge Scour Protections Bolster Flood Prevention

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has recently finished work on a scour protection project on an existing BNSF Railway bridge...
Foundation Drilling
ADSC May June Catalog cover

Toeing The Line in the Crown of Maine

Approximately a seven-and-a-half-hour drive northeast of Boston gets you to a quiet little border town in Maine called Madawaska...
ENR
Published ENR Underground cover

The Skipping Stone of Totem Lake

The Totem Lake Connector Bridge is a pedestrian and bicycle path that connects the bustling city of Kirkland, Wash., with the Cross Kirkland Corridor Trail...
Deep Foundations
Deep Foundation GI in SF cover

Soil Mixing in San Francisco

“San Francisco is 49 square miles surrounded by reality.” So said Paul Kantner of the local ’60s icons, Jefferson Airplane, and his words have still held true...
ENR
ENR Nov Underground cover

Overcoming Supply Chain Challenges

A stunning new 34-story office tower is taking shape in the fast-growing community of Bellevue, Washington.
ENR
ENR Top cover

Top 600 Specialty Contractors List 2021

Malcolm has maintained its position in the Excavation/Foundation category amongst firms in the same classification and has ranked 50 in the All Specialty Trades category...
Foundation Drilling
Foundation Drilling AugSept cover

Climate Pledge Arena

While you may be reminded of the Space Needle or the Amazon Spheres, it is a different landmark that is enshrined in the hearts and minds of locals across the Puget Sound: the Seattle Center Coliseum...
ENR
ENR Underground II cover

Hoback Junction Hwy 191

The section of Highway 191 just north of Hoback, Wyo., sits approximately 65–70 ft above the Snake River.
ENR
ENR Underground I SFPUC cover

SFPUC

At San Francisco’s Southeast Treatment Plant (SEP), the city’s largest wastewater treatment facility, Malcolm Drilling has begun full operations...
Engineers News
Engineers News SFPUC cover

SFPUC

It's the Headworks project, and it's part of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's (SFPUC's) giant $6.9 billion Sewer System Improvement Program (SSIP)...
Foundation Drilling
Foundation Drilling cover

Gordie Howe Bridge

Accommodating seismic impacts in foundation design is nothing out of the ordinary. However, when the design is for a stakeholder-critical electric transmission structure...
Civil Engineering
ChaseCenter Dec cover

Chase Center Arena

The Chase Center arena, which opened in 2019, is the capstone in the transformation of San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood.
Foundation Drilling
FDMag NovDec GordieHowe cover

Gordie Howe Bridge

The Gordie Howe International Bridge project is an ongoing effort to improve cross-border traffic between Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit, Michigan.
ENR
ENR Underground Today GHIB Malcolm Spotlight cover

Second Narrows Tunnel

Tunneling continues to serve as the answer to an increasing number of challenges facing infrastructure demands today.
ENR
ENR Climate Pledge Arena cover

Climate Pledge Arena

The excavation for the mostly subgrade redevelopment, which has a larger footprint than KeyArena, required undermining the foundations of the 400-ft-square roof.
Deep Foundations
Deep Foundation Chase Center cover

Chase Center Arena

Chase Center opened in the San Francisco Bay Area in fall 2019 to provide the home court of the Golden State Warriors.
Deep Foundations
Soil Improvement by Rigid Inclusions DFI Sept cover

Panel on Soil Improvement by Rigid Inclusions

Rigid Inclusions (RIs) are cementitious columns that are significantly stiffer than the surrounding soil and are used to improve ground performance.
ENR
ENR UG II WebReady cover

Ship Canal

In the bustling seaport city of Seattle, work is steadily advancing on the Ship Canal Water Quality Project, which aims to prevent...
Tunneling Journal
Tunneling Journal Feb Mar Malcolm Job cover

Second Narrows Tunnel

The Second Narrows Water Supply Tunnel is the second of five tunnels that Metro Vancouver is building to increase the resilience and capacity of its system.
ENR
ENR UG I edited cover

1028 Market St.

Double Casing Helps Keep BART Tunnel Structures Safe and Operational: Each year, approximately 126 million trips are made on the Bay Area Rapid Transit...
Foundation Drilling
FDMag Nov Dec Cover Feature cover

Oceanwide Center

Situated in the San Francisco downtown financial district, the Oceanwide Center project comprises of two high rise towers.
ENR
Undergroud Today III Original cover

Second Narrows Tunnel

In its 57 years in the foundation business, Malcolm Drilling has done more volume in 2019 than ever before, and we expect that trend will continue over the next few years...
Concrete International
CI Flagler Beach cover

Flagler Beach

In 2016, the seaside community of Flagler Beach, FL, was one of the many communities severely impacted and battered by Hurricane Matthew.
Tunneling Journal
NATJ VRM Indy cover

Dig Indy Tunnel

Miller and Heinz are very complimentary about the achievements of Malcolm Drilling which has been using its 3.8m oscillator to install the 12-foot (3.7m) diameter cans...
ENR
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Flagler Beach

In October 2016, a category 4 hurricane dubbed Matthew made its appearance with torrential rain, massive storm surges and winds up to 145 mph.
Civil Engineering
Port of Miami Tunnel cover

Port of Miami Tunnel

Malcolm installed Brickell City Centre’s perimeter wall using almost 800 overlapping 6 ft diameter DSM columns spaced 4 ft apart on center...
ENR
Airport Access Shaft cover

Airport Access Shaft

With the significant population growth in the San Francisco Bay area, the Silicon Valley Clean Water (SVCW)’s wastewater conveyance authority...
ENR
ENR TOP Newsmakers John Matyasovszky cover

Top 25 Newsmakers

John Matyasovszky: Successfully Keeping Seattle's Looming Tower From Becoming a Leaning Tower.
Deep Foundations
Sept OPA Fremont Tower cover

181 Fremont Tower

The 181 Fremont Tower is an iconic, new, mixed-use high-rise in the dense urban setting of downtown San Francisco...
ENR
ENR Underground II Malcolm cover

BNSF Railway Bridge

If heavy flows are released from the Prado Dam near Corona, Calif., bridge abutments on the BNSF Railway Bridge...
Daily Pacific Builder
Daily Pacific Builder cover

181 Fremont Tower

The 2018 Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Outstanding Project Award (OPA) is being awarded to...
Construction Today
Construction Today Park Grove cover

Park Grove

John Moriarty & Associates of Florida (JMA) has been building luxury residential high-rises in the south Florida...
ENR
ENR UG III cover

Chase Center

Like basketball, foundation projects are a team sport: A group of trained professionals works through challenges to achieve a slam-dunk finish.
ENR
ENRtop Malcolm cover

Top 600 Specialty Contractors List 2017

Malcolm Drilling is quickly climbing up the ranks, as seen in the 2017 Engineering News...
Foundation Drilling
ADSC Fremont cover

181 Fremont Tower

The 181 Fremont Tower is a new build mixed-use tower, currently under construction...
Tunnel Business Magazine
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Groundwater and Tunneling

Groundwater will go where it wants to go and will exert hydrostatic pressure at the most inconvenient locations...
ENR
ENR Sinkhole cover

Fraser Sinkhole

It was a not-so-silent night on Dec. 24, 2016 in Fraser, Mich., when an 11-ft-dia sewer interceptor collapsed...
ENR
ENR Voices of the industry cover

Voices of the Industry

Technology is advancing faster and faster. Specialty subcontractors are mostly at the forefront...
ENR
ENR Underground I chase center cover

Chase Center

From drilling shafts for new airport construction to waterproofing subgrade spaces...
Deep Foundations
SanGabriel lowres cover

San Gabriel Trench Project

The Alameda Corridor-East (ACE) Construction Authority awarded a $172.6 million...
ENR
ENR Underground III Brickel Flatiron cover

Brickell Flatiron

Malcolm has recently introduced some of the biggest and most powerful equipment of its kind...
T&UC
T UCMag SRRecovery cover

SR-99 Recovery Shaft

Mining on Seattle's SR99 tunnel began in July of 2013. Initial mining progressed slowly...
ENR
ENR Folsom cover

500 Folsom

Malcolm is under contract to provide temporary support of excavation for 500 Folsom...
ENR
ENR Voices of the industry cover

Voices of the Industry 2016

Leaders of the underground industry speak about challenges and expectations of the coming year.
ENR
ENR Jade Groundwater Battle in Miami cover

Groundwater Battle in Miami

Underground construction in South Florida is difficult due to the high groundwater level...
Foundation Drilling
Foundation Drilling SR cover

Walking on Water

Working to construct a bridge can be difficult, and this bridge was no different...
Brierley Associates
Brierley Fremont cover

Creating Space Underground

The 181 Fremont Tower is a new mixed-use tower, currently under construction in the dense...
Tunnel Business Magazine
ENR Brannan cover

The Liquefaction Battle in Variable Ground Conditions

San Francisco’s South of Market (SOMA) district has very complex underground conditions...
ENR
ENR Van Ness Tunnel cover

Projects to Watch

Norris Cut Tunneling Project & Van Ness Campus Hospital and Tunnel & Lake Mead Intake No. 3...
Deep Foundations
Deep Foundations Bertha cover

Bertha Rescue Shaft – SR99 Tunnel

Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP) started mining on Seattle’s SR99 tunnel on July 30, 2013...
ENR
ENR Bottom out cover

Voices of the Industry 2015

Industry leaders and experts speak out about trends, challenges and advancements in underground...
Pile Buck
Pilebuck Oxy cover

Navigating an Active Oil Field

The Gerald Desmond Bridge, located in the Port of Long Beach, California, is a critical link...
Deep Foundations
Deep Foundations Pine cover

Hybrid Shoring Design for an Urban High-Rise Tower

Construction is underway on a 40-story high-rise apartment building development at 815 Pine...
Construction Equipment guide
Construction Equipment Brickell cover

Projects to Watch 2014

Located in the heart of Miami, Fla.’s financial district, Brickell City Centre is transforming the downtown...
Daily Pacific Builder
Daily Pacific Builder Fremont cover

Level 10 Announces Benchmark Completions

Level 10 Construction, the General Contractor for 181 Fremont Street, announced May 28 that extensive...
Civil Engineering
CE WY Landslide Stabilization cover

Proper Restraint

An innovative way of stopping landslides—using pairs of drilled shafts constructed with casing...
ENR
ENR Fremont tall buildings cover

Tall Buildings

In earthquake-prone San Francisco, crews are digging up the city's deepest foundation piles...
Tunnel Business Magazine
TBM Vargas cover

Secant Pile Shaft Construction

High groundwater levels combined with variable soil and rock profiles present challenges to the...
ENR
ENR MDCI digging deep cover

Digging Deep

Innovative technologies and products drive an increasingly busy foundation sector...
Foundation Drilling
Foundation Drilling SR cover

Secant Pile Wall for Seattle Tunnel

Advanced technology in tunneling machines made a tunnel the viable solution...
Loadtest
Loadtest Fremont cover

Changing the Skyline in San Francisco

181 Fremont, designed by Heller Manus Architects, will be a mixed use skyscraper...
ENR
ENR SR cover

Soil Mixing for Very Large Shafts in Dune Sands

The under-construction State Route 4 Interchange Improvement Project...
Tunnel Business Magazine
TBM SR GI cover

Ground Improvements for the SR 99 Bored Tunnel

The initial launch of the world’s largest TBM unfortunately has to contend with very soft...
ENR
ENR MIAD cover

Safe and Sound Foundations

Advances in tunnel, trench and other underground solutions...
ENR
ENR OXY Long Beach cover

Old Oil Field Hikes Price Tag for Long Beach Port

As the Port of Long Beach, Calif., moves forward with its 10-year, $4-billion modernization program...
Foundation Drilling
Foundation Drilling CRC cover

Columbia River Crossing Test Program

The plan is to construct a new modern concrete structure that would wrap around the...
ENR
ENR POMT cover

Climate Change to Underground Infrastructure

State, regional and local organizations have set aside billions of dollars to initiate major underground...
Innovation
Innovation SR cover

SR 99 Bored Tunnel

More than three kilometres of 17.5 m diameter tunnel will be constructed beneath Seattle’s downtown...
ENR
TBM POMT cover

State-of-the-Art

PortMiami Tunnel Raises the Bar for Tunnel Construction in North America.
Tunnel Business Magazine
TBM SR cover

Readying for the SR 99 TBM

The world’s largest TBM gets a lot of the attention when the SR 99 tunnel project in Seattle...
ENR
ENR POMT cover

Port Of Miami Tunnel Project Features

Harriet's cutting face is positioned for west-bound excavation of the second tunnel...
Business Review North America
BRNA Malcolm cover

Malcolm Meets Challenging Projects with Innovation

Malcolm has grown from a single, truck mounted drilling rig business founded in 1962 into...
Foundation Drilling
Foundation Drilling POMT cover

Excavation Support for Miami Tunnel

The Florida Department of Transportation contracted with the Miami Access Tunnel ...
ENR
ENR SRInnovations cover

Digging Deep in 2013

From transportation improvements to infrastructure repairs, replacements and upgrades, this year...
US Builders
US Builders Mark of a Strong Foundation cover

The Mark of a Strong Foundation

Every building needs a strong foundation and John Malcolm established...
Pile Driver
Pile Driver POMT cover

Port of Miami Tunnel

The public-private project is underway.
National Driller
National Driller SR cover

A Parting Shot

Crews in Seattle build the pile wall box that would become the "safe haven" for a boring machine...
North American Tunneling Journal
North American Tunnelling Journal SRt cover

Ahead of the Game

Pre-excavation grouting techniques have facilitated the feasibility of a number of recent tunneling...
Deep Foundations
Deep Foundations Doyle Drive cover

Doyle Drive – Extreme Pile Installation

The south access road to San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge, known as Doyle Drive or Presidio Parkway...
The Modesto Bee
Modesto Bee Sep Carpender Rd cover

Bridge Braced Against Quakes

Seismic retrofit under way on Tuolumne River span – Workers are putting massive casings and rebar into place...
Foundation Drilling
Foundation Drilling yr anniversary cover

50 Years Young

Most people reading this article have probably heard of Malcolm Drilling Company, but few know...
Tunnels & Tunnelling
TunnelsTunnelling SR cover

To Prevent a Pancake

Following the 2001 quake, it was feared that the major incident could cause the fragile Alaskan...
Bauer-Pileco News
Bauer Pileco News Port of Miami Tunnel

Break-In Plugs for Port of Miami Tunnel

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) contracted with the Miami Access Tunnel (MAT)...
Deep Foundations
Deep Foundations POMT cover

Building a Box in a Sponge: Excavation Support

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has a unique transportation project...
Innovation
Innovation Portland TriMet Light Rail cover

Portland TriMet Light Rail Extension

Elevated rail foundation construction required a combined system of drilled shafts...
North American Tunnelling Journal
North American Tunnelling Journal MEGA JET cover

Making it sound for Seattle’s U-Link

THE COMPLEX GEOLOGY and congested underground utilities of Seattle’s Capitol Hill...
New Zealand Geomechanics News
New Zealand Geomechanics News CSM cover

Deep Soil Mixed Walls

A new method of ground modification, cutter soil mixing (CSM), is being evaluated by NZTA...
Geo Strata
Geo Strata CSM cover

World’s Largest Cutter Soil Mixing Tool

The new deep foundation systems for Seattle's current Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement...
Construction Today
Construction Today cover

Strong Foundation

Rarely does the general public think about how excavation and drilling to support a structure...
San Francisco Business Times
Buz cover

S.F. based John Malcolm rises high by digging deep

The condo tower Malcolm Properties built with Lennar at 631 Folsom St. rises 22...
Malcolm Drilling