AGS http://ags-west.com Tue, 27 Nov 2018 16:42:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 ADVANCED GEOTECHNICAL SOLUTIONS PURCHASES NEW, STATE-OF-THE-ART EQUIPMENT http://ags-west.com/2018/10/08/advanced-geotechnical-solutions-purchases-new-state-of-the-art-equipment/ Mon, 08 Oct 2018 21:26:10 +0000 http://ags-west.com/?p=775 The post ADVANCED GEOTECHNICAL SOLUTIONS PURCHASES NEW, STATE-OF-THE-ART EQUIPMENT appeared first on AGS.

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Advanced Geotechnical Solutions (AGS) recently purchased a new GeoJac Automatic Consolidation Test Machine. The machine allows AGS to provide more data information in geotechnical reports to clients in a highly efficient manner, in turn making more accurate and solid design recommendations. In comparison, prior testing of this nature could take approximately 5-7 days; utilizing the GeoJac narrows this time frame to 2-3 days. By completing these tests before construction begins, AGS can assist clients in reducing long-term construction or maintenance costs.

The GeoJac provides automatic data acquisition and streamlined report generation. The testing system is mounted on a compact load frame. The tests, done after exploration and prior to report generation, measure the consolidation (settlement) and swelling of soil. With multiple configurations and constant rate testing, the GeoJac will allow AGS to provide safer, more cost-effective design recommendations for its clients.

This machine can be used for any projects that require soil analysis and is easily run by staff engineers. Projects may include geotechnical engineering of industrial facilities, retail facilities, commercial buildings, slope stability and forensic work. Once the tests are run the data are reduced into an automatic report and then used in further analyses and geotechnical report generation for each project.

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ADVANCED GEOTECHNICAL SOLUTIONS TEAMS UP WITH THE TOWN OF MILLS TO HELP COMMEMORATE PLANNED “CITY” DESIGNATION http://ags-west.com/2018/10/08/advanced-geotechnical-solutions-teams-up-with-the-town-of-mills-to-help-commemorate-planned-city-designation/ Mon, 08 Oct 2018 20:58:26 +0000 http://ags-west.com/?p=772 The post ADVANCED GEOTECHNICAL SOLUTIONS TEAMS UP WITH THE TOWN OF MILLS TO HELP COMMEMORATE PLANNED “CITY” DESIGNATION appeared first on AGS.

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The Town of Mills contacted Advanced Geotechnical Solutions (AGS) in early 2018, to provide a geotechnical engineering report to develop recommendations to install a new eagle statue, created by Custom Iron Eagles of Libby, Montana, along the southern Gateway into Mills adjacent to Wyoming Boulevard. The eagle, made of mild steel and stainless steel, weighs approximately 8,700 pounds and is planned to commemorate the Town becoming a city as recognized by the U.S. Census.

To ensure that the ground chosen to house the sculpture would hold its weight and wind load from the 48 feet wingspan, over time and in the Wyoming weather that routinely sees winds over 60 mph, AGS provided geotechnical engineering in-kind services. Additionally, the location chosen for the eagle is near a portion of the North Platte River that is often exposed to shallow fluctuating groundwater. As such, having an accurate understanding of the groundwater depth and soil profile was critical.

The final report given by AGS provided options for the structural engineer to develop a safe, cost-effective design for a drilled pier foundation or shallow spread foundation above the water table. The Town of Mills moved forward with Custom Iron Eagles after the geotechnical engineering report was completed.  The eagle was put in place on Wyoming Blvd. near the Mills Town Hall on October 16, 2018.

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