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Deep Foundation Drilling Shafts to Bridge the Mississippi

Posted on May 21, 2020

The Project Michels met the challenge of the Mighty Mississippi when called upon to install shafts for a new bridge carrying eight lanes of traffic over the river on Interstate-74 between Bettendorf,[..]

90 days to complete foundation construction in Chicago's West Loop

Posted on May 8, 2020

The new home to McDonald’s Corporation’s world headquarters, the 9-story commercial building located on the old Harpo Studios property at 110 N. Carpenter in Chicago’s West Loop,[..]

4 ways to build around and under an active bridge structure

Posted on April 24, 2020

In the heart of Chicago, the Wolf Point property in city of big shoulders’ posh River North neighborhood was the subject of many development proposals over the years. Finally in 2012, plans[..]

What is Horizontal Directional Drilling?

Posted on March 9, 2020

Michels is regarded as a leader in Horizontal Directional Drilling, holding multiple world records (including this 2019 record) and having successfully completed projects in all 50 states. What is[..]

2.5-mile horizontal directional drill sets record

Posted on November 14, 2019

Michels continues to extend the possibilities of horizontal directional drilling (HDD) by completing a record length drill in North Dakota.

Michels aces challenging earth retention project

Posted on October 14, 2019

Michels provided support, literally, to a project on an Illinois university campus that will ultimately transform a surface parking lot into an athletic field.

Teamwork Key Part of Culvert Rehabilitation

Posted on October 1, 2019

Michels partnered with the city of Palos Hills, IL to rehabilitate a deteriorating culvert. In recent years, the city officials repaired sink holes in the road above the culvert that had been[..]

How does Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP) work?

Posted on August 16, 2019

Over time, pipes deteriorate and need to be repaired to prevent leakage and contamination. Commonly called CIPP in the industry, Cured-In-Place Pipe is a trenchless technology used to rehabilitate a[..]

2 directional drilling projects start at one site

Posted on August 12, 2019

The Michels Directional Crossings team is completing an unusual feat in the Philadelphia area by working on two Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) projects from one site.

Michels bridge construction capabilities honored

Posted on May 16, 2019

Michels recently received two top awards for reconstructing the Mill Basin Bridge in Brooklyn. The Mill Basin Bridge is one of seven bridges on the Belt Parkway reconstruction project, which received[..]

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