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Installation of non-staggered splices on full-depth anchor bolt cage
The bolted mechanical splices are tightened to connect the bottom and top cages for a full-depth mechanically spliced anchor bolt cage. This installation used non-staggered splices.

AEP's Construction of Shaft Foundations During Live-Line Conditions

AEP increases construction productivity of drilled shaft foundations during live-line conditions. Adam G. Bowland also co-authored this article.

Deenergizing transmission facilities to accommodate construction tasks requires careful planning, often affecting the line design. In the age of rebuilding transmission, outages are shorter and more difficult to obtain. Implementing design components that do not require outages serves to reduce reliance on outage schedules and provide flexibility in the construction schedule, which may result in overall cost savings.

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