Deep Foundations

Deep Foundations

Deep Foundations

Pile Installation Tips To Reduce Contractor Stress

Pile Installation Tips To Reduce Contractor Stress Effective pile driving installation hinges on a contractor’s adherence to a variety of operating practices which vary, depending on the type of piles being installed. Overall, the stroke of the ram is a vital parameter to monitor during driving. If the stroke is noticeable […]

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Pile Driving Safety & Accident Prevention – Gear, Site Conditions, Material Storage/Handling, and More

The finalization of pre-construction planning and the commencement of pile operations is a welcoming but concerning time for contractors, as the tasks conducted in the coming weeks will present a host of potentially hazardous situations. The dangerous conditions associated with pile operations elevate the importance of proper safety and accident […]

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Installation of Driven Piles – Inspection, Repair, Load, Transportation, and More

Extensive pre-construction planning is vital to the success and efficiency of pile installation operations. By analyzing a host of project documents and performing pre-construction site visits, a contractor’s superintendent, along with supervisors, can formulate an overall project plan that specifies all details of a job. From this plan, the superintendent […]

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San Francisco’s Sinking Tower

View complete article here. San Francisco’s 58-story Millennium Tower was once praised by the concrete and engineering communities. Today, the city’s tallest residential tower stands as a cautionary tale. Since its completion nearly eight years ago, the SoMa-located tower has sunk 16 inches and tilted at its base by at […]

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Pile Driving Glossary

Adapters: Devices used to attach leads to the point of a crane boom. Allowable load: The load which maybe safely applied to a pile based on bearing capacity and settlement. Anchor pile: A pile used to resist tension or uplift loads. Anvil: The part of a power-operated hammer, which receives the blow of the […]