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This issue of Pile Buck features: – Bidding with today’s technology – Test methods for driven piles – Weight handling equipment guide – More on Randle Reef construction – Plus Job Stories! Click here to view the issue!
Brought to you by American Piledriving Equipment (APE) Never stand under foundation equipment. Start with piles in good condition. Put all clamp teeth in contact with pile. Drive in steps eight feet or less. Keep sheets plumb. Come up to speed before doing work. No dancing – avoid ... read more
Pile Dynamics, Inc, (PDI) has committed to an educational effort in the Quality Control of Deep Foundations for 2018. We are hosting One Day Workshops throughout the US and Canada to review the importance and benefits of Deep Foundation testing from pre-installation to post- installation, including the economics and codes ... read more
Hawthorne, NJ: Registration is open for the DFI 43rd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, October 24-27, 2017, at the Hilton Hotel in Anaheim, Calif. The theme of the conference is Mastering the Challenge: Engineering for Complex Loading Conditions in the 21st Century. The conference features technical presentations on innovations and ... read more
Along bluffs and coastal shorelines, various structures are often necessary to protect beaches from wave action, or to retain fill or in situ soil. There are three primary structure types that can be utilized to accomplish these goals, including protective materials laid on slopes, known as revetments, and vertical structures, ... read more
Grenzach-Wyhlen – The remediation project on the former site of the Kesslergrube landfill (perimeter 1/3 northwest) began in late summer 2015. Roche Pharma AG commissioned BAUER Resources GmbH and Bauer Umwelt, which specializes in contamination remediation, to carry out the work. After the large diameter boreholes for the installation of ... read more
When conducting both ordinary and critical lifts, an operator and signal person must be familiar with all crane or hoist operating characteristics and related safety rules. While general practices vary based on the circumstances of each lift, some standards always hold true. Regardless of lift type, the most important step ... read more
This issue of Pile Buck features: – Basics of coastal engineering – Cranes and derricks: operator qualification and certification – Pile driving: protection of adjoining property during operation – Marine cone fenders – Drilling at Canada’s largest transit expansion – Plus Job Stories! Click here to view the issue!
View the complete article here. Any engineer or deep foundation contractor will invariably face changed soils conditions. There is a bevy of Federal and State court cases, books, and war stories about when, expecting bedrock at 30 feet, the project team encounters “running sand”, baymud, or other gremlins and costs ... read more
View complete article here. It is not uncommon for water to accumulate at construction sites, whether from preoccupation or non-storm water. In order to begin construction operations, it is generally necessary to remove this water in a process known as dewatering. In general, dewatering is a multi-step process involving storing ... read more