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Employee Spotlight: Calline Kirkman

Calline Kirkman is one of the newest Engineers to join Team UMA. A graduate from NC State University, she has been a part of the team since May of 2016 and is already making her mark.   Kirkman, a 24 year-old from Franklinville, NC, says that engineering has always been something she gravitated to. “I […]

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UMA and Innovation Quarter

Innovation Quarter is the newest hot-spot in Winston Salem. It is a hub where established companies, brand new start-ups, students from Wake Forest University, and more gather to create and innovate. And UMA is proud to have been a part of Innovation Quarter since its beginning!   Since 2013, UMA has completed three foundation up […]

Utilizing Soil Nails: Unique Temporary Shoring Project

In early 2016, URETEK MA was contacted to assist in the installation of the shoring for a Wet Well Cofferdam, at a Wastewater Pump Station in South Carolina.  UMA was contacted to serve as a Design-Build subcontractor, on a temporary shoring project that had run into unforeseen conditions.  The original plan was to drive in a […]

Hatteras Ferry Terminal Soil Stabilization: Noninvasive HDPR Solution

Hatteras, North Carolina is home to the iconic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and over 50 miles of beautiful shoreline.  While the year-round population is about 3,000-4,000, this spikes in the summer months to 50,000+ visitors per week.  The Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet is also located on the southern end of the island, and is a […]

Emergency Bridge Underpinning: Choosing Micropiles

Unusually high rainfall left the town of Murphy, NC without running water, a damaged sewer, and devastated roadways.  The North Carolina Department of Transportation contacted URETEK MA to design and build micropiles to support the bridge.  Bridge #245 in Cherokee County, NC suffered structural damage from the rainfall, as the soil under the bridge abutment […]

Aging Culvert Restoration in Durham, NC

An aging culvert in Durham, North Carolina was in dire need of structural repair, and URETEK MA’s High-Density Polyurethane Resin, and patented Deep Injection process was utilized as the method of stabilization.  The City of Durham estimated the culvert was originally built in the early 1930s, but there are no records from original construction.  The culvert suffered […]

11 Winter Safety Tips to Prevent Cold Stress

In the winter months, the threat of cold stress is especially relevant to workers in the construction field. Prolonged exposure to low temperatures leave workers vulnerable to hypothermia, immersion hypothermia, frostbite, chilblains, and trench foot. These weather related illnesses could lead to brain damage or even death. It’s highly unlikely that the mild temperatures that […]

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