Monthly Archives: July 2017

DFI’s Stabilize, Support and Improve

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DFISSI-2017_MTA_Web-01Mark your calendar!

Omni Shoreham Hotel | Washington D.C.
August 28th – 30th, 2017

This 2-day technical seminar is focused on the effective application of deep foundations, ground improvement and soil mixing for stabilization of slopes and excavation support. Presentations will cover current technologies, design concepts, research and case histories.

Stop by and see us at Booth 114 , and make sure you don’t miss the following informative presentations by Business Development Manager Jonathan Bennett, P.E., D.GE.

  • Tuesday, August 29th, 11:00-11:30 am – Old Croton Railway Slope Stabilization
  • Wednesday August 30th, 4:15-4:45 pm – Stabilization of SR 28: Emlenton Hill Improvements

For more information on the seminar, please visit

Moretrench President Arthur B. Corwin Participates in the 2017 US P3 Forum

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Moretrench President and CEO Art Corwin (far right) during the “State of the States” panel discussion.

Moretrench President and CEO Art Corwin (far right) during the “State of the States” panel discussion.


Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) are the sole focus of The Association for the Improvement of America’s Infrastructure (AIAI).  P3s essentially change the way that states conduct the business of public infrastructure procurement and offer key advantages in helping to rebuild America’s infrastructure.

InfraAmericas’ US P3 Forum is the P3 industry’s premier gathering of infrastructure developers, investors, financiers, state and federal public officials and regional transportation authorities to discuss what is happening across the country and the issues that are shaping the industry’s future. This year’s forum was held on June 13-14, 2017 in New York City and Moretrench President and CEO  Arthur B. Corwin, P. E., was invited to participate in the “State of the States” panel discussion.

Mr. Corwin is active in both the AIAI and the Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey (ACCNJ), which has been working for the past two years to have P3 legislation approved in the State of New Jersey.  “This would allow New Jersey agencies, municipalities, etc. to take advantage of this type of contracting method,” says Corwin.  “It has already been approved by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the Geothals Bridge is being built under this arrangement.”

“In New Jersey, an educational effort is underway, working in conjunction with AIAI member The Associated Construction Contractors of NJ (ACC-NJ), New Jersey’s state-level chapter of AGC (buildings),” notes Corwin.  “The goal is to provide education in anticipation of companion bills being reintroduced in the 2018 session, when notably there will be a newly inaugurated Governor. The stakeholder groups to whom ACC-NJ has been reaching out should benefit directly from the workforce development and job creation opportunities associated with P3s across a range of sectors.”

For more information, please visit the AIAI website at

Moretrench Hosts West Point Engineering Major Cadet Juergens

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Moretrench recently hosted West Point engineering major Cadet Harald Juergens at the Rockaway, NJ headquarters for a three-week introduction to the company’s specialty geotechnical work. Cadet Juergens was selected to participate in the United States Military Academy’s Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) program, where cadets have the opportunity to work alongside public sector and private industry leaders during the summer, applying what they have learned in the classroom to real engineering and research problems.

Under the guidance of Senior Vice President Greg Ziegler, himself a West Point graduate, Cadet Juergens visited multiple jobs sites to see various underground construction methods at work and undertook a range of tasks related to current ground freezing projects.  Cadet Juergens was able to spend time on various dewatering projects, including fly ash dewatering at two mid-Atlantic power plants.  He also visited several Geotec jobsites in New York City, including Columbia University, and jobsites in Washington DC.

The 5th International Grouting Conference

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Visit us at Booth 201 during the
 5th International Grouting Conference!
July 9th – 17th  |  Sheraton Waikiki  |  Honolulu, Hawaii

Make sure to mark your program for these informative Moretrench presentations:

  • Grouting in Frozen Ground Conditions
    Paul C. Schmall, Ph.D., P.E.
  • Rehabilitative Grouting for the Anacostia River Tunnel
    Paul C. Schmall, Ph.D., P.E., James C. Myers, P.E., Lucian P. Spiteri, P.E., and Stephen D. Hawkins
  • Forensics for Freezing
    Joseph A. Sopko, Ph.D., P.E.
  • Grouting for Freezing
    Joseph A. Sopko, Ph.D., P.E.

See the conference program here for keynote speakers and registration information.