Hayward Baker Expands Its Regional Presence with New Office Facilities in New Orleans

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North America's leading geotechnical construction company opens a new office in New Orleans to support customers and projects along the Gulf Coast.

By combining Hayward Baker’s experience and existing client base with Chris’ local presence and expertise, we are now situated to capitalize on the strong growth potential in the Gulf Coast market.

Hayward Baker Inc., North America’s leader in geotechnical construction, announces the opening of a new office location in New Orleans, Louisiana. The new office will support customers and projects along the Gulf Coast. As an extension of the Houston office, the New Orleans office is spearheaded by recent hire Christopher Rogers, P.E., Project Manager with oversight from Tyson Deklavs, Area Manager.

Christopher Rogers, P.E. is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a B.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is a registered engineer in Mississippi and Louisiana. Rogers has over ten years of diverse experience in quality control, design-build, and project management. Prior to joining Hayward Baker, Rogers worked for a general contractor in Louisiana as the Senior Quality Control Manager as well as a Field Project Manager. He also has spent part of his career as a Geotechnical Consultant.

According to Deklavs, the opening of the New Orleans office represents a commitment to closer collaboration with our public, commercial, and industrial Gulf Coast clients. This market includes a diverse group of general contractors, geotechnical consultants, developers, and industrial owners.

“The Gulf Coast is an exciting market for Hayward Baker. The soils are well-suited for our ground engineering techniques. By combining our experience and existing client base with Chris’ local presence and expertise, we are now situated to capitalize on the strong growth potential in this market. We are excited to welcome Chris to the Hayward Baker team.” he stated.

Recent local projects illustrate the wide range of foundation design-build services Hayward Baker already performs in the region. These include numerous deep soil mixing and jet grouting projects for the United States Army Corps of Engineers and industrial clients.

Hayward Baker used several ground modification techniques at the New Orleans Veterans Affairs Hospital. Prefabricated vertical wick drains were used to expedite consolidation settlement, reducing the down drag on foundation piles. The project also included three deep excavations using sheet piles and jet grouting. Micropiles were used to support a new pile cap and column inside the historic Dixie Brewery Building which is now the Veterans Affairs New Orleans Dixie Research Facility.

The New Orleans office of Hayward Baker is located at 839 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 100, New Orleans, LA 70130. For more information on the services offered by the office, contact Christopher Rogers, P.E., at 504-321-420. For a complete listing of Hayward Baker’s 33 regional and local offices in North America, visit http://www.haywardbaker.com/locations.

About Hayward Baker Inc.
Hayward Baker is North America’s leader in geotechnical construction, annually ranked by Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine #1 in foundation construction. With a 60-year record of experience, Hayward Baker offers geotechnical construction technologies through a network of more than 30 company-owned offices and equipment yards across the continent. Project applications include foundation support, settlement control, site improvement, slope stabilization, underpinning, excavation shoring, earth retention, seismic/liquefaction mitigation, ground water control, and environmental remediation.

Hayward Baker Inc. is part of the Keller Group of companies, a multinational organization providing geotechnical construction services throughout the world.

Web site address: http://www.keller.co.uk.

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