RE's TOOLBOX

Pile Driving Refusal

If you’ve been involved in driving piles, then you certainly know what happens when you are getting into your bearing strata: The piston starts popping out of the cylinder, the lower-muffled “bangs” on the pile […]

FRONT PAGE

Embankment Construction Technical References

When it comes to technical references, I like a minimalistic library. I don’t like to keep reference materials I never use. I like high-quality resources. I like my tools to be readily available, sharp, and […]

FRONT PAGE

Search & Rescue Gear List

So what happens when you combine a civil engineer who likes to be prepared for anything life might throw at him with a Search and Rescue volunteer who wants to have a gear bag with, […]

FRONT PAGE

IDOT Width Restriction Signage

If you work in Illinois, occasionally, your maintenance of traffic designs may develop conditions where you have a lane width restriction. What are the signing requirements for it? In the category of “sometimes-hard-to-find” resources, I’ve […]