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Denver mid-rise employs unusual dewatering method for foundation

One of Denver’s first cross-laminated timber (CLT) mid-rises has employed a rarely utilized means of groundwater control, known as ejector well dewatering. One of the benefits of this system is ability to lower groundwater to the maximum extent possible, allowing for the excavation and installation of the foundation mat slabs and waterproofing membrane in “near-dry” conditions.

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Washington child care center mitigates risk of vapor intrusion

As is the case with many buildings, a national chain of early childhood education centers chose the location of its Washington D.C. project on a site known to have soil and groundwater contamination as a result of the property’s former uses. The specifier included a vapor intrusion mitigation system in the project’s design plans to ensure the safety of the buildings’ occupants.

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