Meever USA expands southeastern U.S. salesforce Exciting things are happening at Meever USA. "2019 has been a growth year for Meever USA," said Jeroen Koelewijn, president of Meever USA. "We have added new people, product lines and services. Meever USA has expanded its southeastern USA salesforce with the additions of Sarah Honeyman and Dawn Kieffer, who bring more than 31 years' experience to the operation." Honeyman has been appointed southeast territory sales manager and Dawn Kieffer is now the southeast territory rental manager. Meever USA will be opening a southeastern U.S. service facility in the Jacksonville, Fla. area to stock and support rentals and sales of new and used steel sheet pile, including reconditioning and fabrication. The new location will allow Meever USA to expedite deliveries, and provide more accurate and personal service to all of its southeast USA customers. In addition, Meever USA is pleased to announce its association with Steel Piling USA. Steel Piling USA is a new facility dedicated to manufacturing domestic steel sheet pile, domestic spiral weld pipe and heavy wide flange beams in Erie, Mich. Steel Piling USA was established in 2018. This is a unique joint venture between American, Chinese and European specialists in the global deep foundation industry. The new manufacturer offers years of international and domestic professional experience in all aspects of the steel piling industry. Meever USA has developed and is distributing a new and unique "bracing system." The bracing system can be custom-designed, providing safe, efficient, economical solutions for all size trenching and cofferdam projects. Recent appointments at Steel Piling USA include Roderick Olds as Midwest territory sales manager and Paul Jaquillard as West Coast territory sales manager. Morris-Shea completes deep foundation for Ascend Apartments Birmingham high-rise Morris-Shea, a geotechnical contractor headquartered in Irondale, Ala., has completed installation of driven H-piles for the deep foundation of the new Ascend Apartments in downtown Birmingham. The 17-story residential building's mixed-use design includes 198 student occupancy units, ground floor retail space, a second story parking garage and a rooftop swimming pool. Morris-Shea installed 261 high-capacity H-piles as a value engineered alternate to the original specification for drilled shafts with rock sockets. The original foundation design raised budget concerns that impacted the project's feasibility. The Morris-Shea team completed H-pile load testing and production pile installation in only 20 workdays. Subsurface conditions varied considerably from pile-to-pile with dolomite rock pinnacles and crevices requiring piles be driven to depths as shallow as 40 feet and as deep as 120 feet. Morris-Shea installed high-capacity 12-inch by 74-foot H-piles with a 200-ton working load, rather than typical 12-inch by 53-foot H-piles with a smaller 50-ton load. The high-capacity piles were driven in 60-foot lengths to rock refusal with a PVE 50 rig using a five-ton hydraulic hammer. The contractor performed a static load test to 400 tons prior to commencing installation to verify load capacity. The Ascend Apartments jobsite sits atop the Knox Group Formation, a subsurface mineral deposit dominated by Copper Ridge dolomite. The H-piles are installed through residual clays to refusal at the dolomite bedrock. The depth of the piles is highly varied due to cavities and fracturing commonly found in this type of subsurface. Motocut moves to a new location MotoCut Ltd. is growing and moving to new larger premises to better serve its customers. The company has been at its current location since 2012, but due to recent growth, will relocate to Menotie 1, Ylöjärvi in Finland. The new, larger facility will provide more production space, which is scalable, and an improved meeting and training environment with plenty of free parking. The location in Ylöjärvi next to city of Tampere is within easy reach less than two hours by train from Helsinki and even more conveniently accessible by air, thanks to Tampere's flight connections. Tampere is located in southern Finland, some 170 km northwest of Helsinki, capital of the Finland. MotoCut's new address is: MotoCut Ltd.Menotie 133470 YlöjärviFinland ECA names service managers in U.S. and Canada Equipment Corporation of America (ECA), a distributor of specialty foundation equipment, has named several service managers at its branches in the United States and Canada. Chris McCune has been promoted to service manager at ECA Pittsburgh after working as a service technician at the branch since 2016. McCune's goal is to mentor younger employees and current technicians to help them follow the same successful path he followed. Peter Kassaris has been promoted to service manager at ECA Canada Company. Through hard work and dedication, he was promoted to the senior technician role within 15 months of being hired. Kassaris had already amassed eight years of experience in the foundation construction industry when he came to ECA Canada in September 2017. He aims to build the best service department in the Canadian foundation construction industry. Trey Carver has been promoted to service manager at ECA Florida. He began his career in 2006 as an equipment technician at Pile Equipment. Carver joined the team as a technician when ECA purchased the Florida-based company in 2015. He worked his way up from technician to foreman, and in four short years, was promoted to service manager of ECA Jacksonville in February 2019. Carver strives to maintain strong customer relations through professionalism and exceptional customer service, and aspires to build a strong, self-sufficient service department capable of handling any potential issue ECA's customers might encounter. Kevin "Buddy" Austin began his career in 2006 as a drilling rig operator in the foundation construction industry and has since been promoted to service manager at ECA Washington. He joined ECA in 2011 as a service technician and quickly advanced into ECA Washington's lead technician role. Austin's motivation, professionalism and dedication to both customers and fellow employees resulted in his promotion to service manager. His 13 years of experience, focused on building and maintaining relationships with ECA's customers and vendors, will help ensure the future of the company and its employees. Rich Weinstein joined ECA Philadelphia as service manager in April 2019. He came to ECA with 17 years of experience in operations, service, parts and warranty management. With his comprehensive experience, Weinstein aims for the service team to be even more responsive, resulting in less machine downtime and a better overall experience with ECA. He also plans to spend more time in the field and visiting customers to develop a deeper understanding of their needs. Derek Brodnax joins Service Steel Warehouse Derek Brodnax has joined the Service Steel Structural and Foundations steel sales team. Brodnax has a business background obtained at the Stephen F. Austin State University. He combines this with a wealth of industry experience from over 10 years with STI and in structural sales with Service Steel. In addition to sales and project management, Brodnax has had extensive training in CAD, galvanizing, quality assurance, purchasing, developing reports, project plans and scheduling. He is also proficient in reviewing bid proposals and preparing competitive bid solutions. Brodnax will be responsible for developing all foundations steel solution sales in the southern states of the U.S., particularly Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Reach out to Derek via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone him at 713-675-2631. Migratory bird evaluations by ECS Limited With bird nesting season in full swing, the Mid-Atlantic Environmental team at ECS Limited has been providing dozens of migratory bird evaluations in short succession. Due to the high volume and rapid turnaround time required for these surveys, the group doing the surveys was the "Bird Rapid Response Team (BRRT)." Most birds in North America are protected under several environmental conservation acts, such as the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Federal Endangered Species Act, Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, as well as state regulations. The ECS team supports clients by providing guidance on complying with these regulations and helping avoid impacts to these species through the design and building process. If a client is working on a project that requires migratory bird and other protected species monitoring and finds a bird nesting in the area, they would need support. ECS goes to the site, finds the nest, identifis the bird species, notes if the nest is active and determines where the birds are in their breeding season. If the nest is active, ECS advises clients as to what sort of work they may be able to perform and estimate when the nest would be declared inactive. ECS can also perform stress monitoring for birds during construction activities, even if the nest is not located on an artificial structure. The BRRT can travel anywhere in the United States and mobilize to produce a deliverable within days for clients in order to minimize the disruption to their project. ECS can also perform these services for animals that not are birds, including turtles, marine mammals (seals, dolphins, whales, etc.) for in-water work and more.
AECOM Agate Construction Company, Inc. Aggregate Technologies, Inc. Aldridge Electric All Crane Rental of Alabama, LLC. Alpha Pipe Company American Deep Foundation, Inc. American Engineering Testing, Inc. American Equipment & Fabricating Corp. American Pile and Foundation LLC American Piledriving Equipment Inc. American Pole and Timber AMERICAN SpiralWeld Pipe Company, LLC APC Construction, LLC Apex Steel Pipe & Pile Applied Foundation Testing, Inc. rdaman & Associates Arthur R. Henry, Inc. AAP Installations, LLC Associated Pile & Fitting Atlantic Metrocast, Inc. Atlantic Pile Inc. Atas Foundation Company Atlas Pipe Piles Axiom Foundations LLC Baker Pile Driving & Site Work, LLC Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc. Bauer Equipment America, Inc. Bensch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff Berenyi, Inc. Bergerson Construction, Inc. Bermingham Foundation Solutions Binder Equipment Technology Blakeslee, Arpaia, Chapman, Inc. Boh Bros. Construction Company, LLC Bo-Mac Contractors, Ltd. Boykin Brothers, LLC Braun Intertec Bridgestone HosePower BSM Engineering BSP International Foundations Limited C.A. Murren & Sons C.D. Perry LLC C.J. Mahan Construction Company, LLC Cajun Industries, LLC California State University Canadian Pile Driving Equipment, Inc. Cana Barge Company Inc. Cape Romain Contractors, Inc. Carpenter's Pole & Piling Inc. Chesterfield Associates, Inc. ChrisHill Construction Company, LLC Cianbro Corp. Ciport& Tecnac, Cipte C. Ltda. Civil Works Contracting CMI Limited Co. CoastalBridge Company, LLC Coastal Engineering and Testing Co, Inc. Coastal Precast Systems Commerce Construction Corporation Company Wrench Ltd Consolidated Pipe & Supply Co., Inc. Construction e Link, Inc. Construction Engineering Services, Inc. Continental Construction Company, Inc. Corman Kokosing Creative Pultrusions, Inc. CS Marine Constructors, Inc. CZM Foundation Equipment D.W. Kozera, Inc. D.W. Kozera, Inc. DA Collins Construction Co. Inc. Dan Brow & Associates, PC DarkHorse Industries Daufuskie Wine and Woodworks DeSoto Treated Materials, Inc. Dewberry Engineers, Inc DeWitt Construction, Inc. DFP Foundation Products, LLC Dissen & Juhn Company Distinct Engineering Solutions, Inc. Dixie Pipe Sales, Inc. Dozier Crne & Machinery Inc. DuroTerra arth, Inc. ECA Canada ECS Florida, LLC ECS Limited Southwest, LLP ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC ECS Southeast, LLP Edgen Murray Corporation Eiffel Trading Engineering Partners International, LLC Equipment Corporation of America Eskridge, Inc. Essve Tech, Inc. Eustis Engineering, LLC EWS Construction Consulting EXP Services Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Flexicore of Texas Florida Pipe & Steel, Inc. Foundation Constructors, Inc. Frank Black Pipe & Supply Co. Fugro USA Land, Inc. G.S. Carter& Son Lumber Co. Gary Kowalczk Gate Precast Company GEMTEC Consulting Engineers and Scientists Limited GeoEngineers, Inc. Geokon GeoQuip, Inc. George Harms Construction Company, Inc. Geosciences Testing and Research, Inc. GTR Engineering of New York GeoStructures, Inc. Geo-Technolog Associates, Inc. Geotechnology, Inc. Gerdau Gerhart Cole, nc. Giken America Corporation Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. GMS Piling Products GN Northern, Inc. Greenman Pedersn Inc. Gregory Pile Driving GRL Engineers, Inc. GROUP Deep Foundtions, LLC GT Mid Atlantic LLC GTA Engineering Services of New York, P.C. Gulf Coast Pre-Stress, Inc. Gulf South Piling & Construction, Inc. GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. - Contractor Services Division H.B. Fleming, Inc. Hal Jones Contractor a division of Vecellio & Grogan, Inc. Haley & Aldrih, Inc. Hammer & Steel, Inc. Hardesty & Hanover, LLC Hartman Engineering Hasse Contracting Company, Inc. Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company HAYS Heavy Iron Underwriters Hefei Ziking Steel Pipe, Inc. Herbert F. Darling, Inc. Hercules Machinery Corporation Herlihy Mid-Continent Company Hoffman International, Inc. HOLES INC. Hydrauic Power Sysems, Inc. ICE-International Construction Equipment, Inc. i+iconSOUTHEAST- Infrastructure & Industrial Constructors Southeast Nucor Tubular Products Infrastructure Consulting and Engineering, LLC Insight Group Intercoastal Marine, LLC Interpipe Inc. Island Piling, Inc. J.D. Fields & Company, Inc. James McHugh Construction Co. James P. Cooke PE, LLC Jimerson Birr Jinnings Equipment, LC John B. Wright Insurance John Lawrie Tubulars Jordan Pile Driving, Inc. Junttan Oy Kahn Steel Company Kenney Geotechnical Services Key Constructors, LLC Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters Kie-Con Inc. Kiewit Infrastructure South Company King County Materials Laboratory Kingwood Pipe Inc Koppers Utility and Industrial Products Kuhn Construction Company L.B. Foster Company L.G. Barcus & Sons, Inc. Lahita Engineering, LLC Lally Pipe & Tube Lawrence Construction Company Legacy Contracting, Inc. Levens Engineering Sevice Liebherr USA, Co. Linde-Griffith Construction Company Link-Belt Construction Equipment Company LMW Engineering Group LLC Lodge Lumber Company, Inc. Loftus Construction, Inc. Lorig Construction Macro Enterprises, Ltd. Mandal Pipe Company Manson Construction Company Mark J. Rice, Esq. Mason Construction MB estern Industrial Contracting Company mbk Maschinenbau GmbH McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. McCleary Engineering McMullen & Pitz Construction Company Meever USA Inc. Mississippi River Equipment Company Mississippi Valley Equipment Company, Inc. MKT Manufacturing Inc. Morris-Shea Bridge Compny, Inc. MotoCut Ltd Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers Nagy Engineers, Inc. National Piling Naylor Pipe Company Nucor Skyline O'Quinn Marine Construction OLINPUMP - Olin Engineering, Inc. Orion Marine Constructio, Inc. Pacific Pile & Marine, LP PACO Ventures, LLC Palmetto Pile Driving, Inc. Parker Marine Contracting Corporation Patriot Construction and Industrial, LLC Peirce Engineering, Inc. Pile Drivers, Inc. Pile Diving Solutions Pile Dynamics, Inc. Pile Hammer Equipment Pile Master PILECO, Inc. Piling, Inc. Pipe & Tue Supplies, Inc. Pipe Unlimited USA, LLC PKF-Mark III, Inc. Platinum Grover International, Inc. PND Engineers, Inc. Power Engineering Construction Company Power Lift Foundation Repair, Inc. Precast Piling Technology, Inc. Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute PVE Equipment USA, Inc. R. E. Burns & Sons Company, Inc. R. Kremer & Son Marine Contractors, LLC R.W. Conklin Steel Supply, Inc. Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Company, LLC Richard Goettle, Inc. Robert Miner Dynamic Testing, Inc. Robishaw Engineering, Inc. RPI Construction Equipment Rushmore Enterprises Inc. S & B Drilling, LLC Safety Through Engineering, Inc. Samuel Roll Form Group Sea& Shore Contracting,Inc. Sealevel Construction, Inc. Seismic Surveys, Inc. Service Steel Warehouse Shannon & Wilson, Inc. Shimmick Construction Co., In. Shoreline Steel, Inc. Simpson & Brown, Inc. SJ Hamill Const Co SJL Consulting Engineers, Inc. SK Geotechnical Corp. Soil & Materials Engineering, Inc. Soil Consultants, Inc. Soletanche Bachy Canada South Shore Pile Driving LLC Southern Earth Sciences, Inc. Spark Contractors Sparwick Contracting, Inc. Specialty Piling Systems, Inc./Mason Forest Products Stroer & Graff, Inc. Sun Pile Foundations, Inc. Sun Piledriving Equipment LLC Sunroc Corporation Susquehanna Valley Construction Corp. Taylor Marine Construction, Inc. Tectonic Engineering & Sureying Consultants P.C. Terracon Texas Gulf Constructon CompanyInc. Texas Tech University The Citadel The Great Lakes Construction Co. The Hose Company Timber Piling Council Tioga Construction Company, Inc. Tolunay-Wong Engineers, Inc. TRC Companies, Inc. Trevcon Constrction Company, Inc. Triad Metals International Trinity Products Inc. Turecki Pipe & Steel Ltd. Underpinning & Foundation Skanska, Inc. University of Kansas USI Insurance Services Vachris Engineering, P.C. Valard Foundations Valiant Commodities LLC Valiant Steel & Equipment, Inc. Veit & Company, Inc. Vibrant International Limited Vibronics, Inc. VMS / Allnamics-USA Vortex Marine Cnstruction, Inc. Walters Marine Construction, Inc. Waskey Bridges, Inc. Weeks Marine, Inc. Western EquipmentSolutions LLC Whitaker Laboratory, Inc.
SEPTEMBER 2019 Sept. 4 PDCA ExecutiveCommittee Meeting Sept. 6 PDCA of the Northeast Chapter Membership Drive Atlantic City, N.J. Sept. 1113 Deep Foundation Design Testing and Analysis ourse Cleveland, Ohio Sept. 1721 Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists 62nd Annual Meeting Asheville, N.C. Sept. 1820 Texas Engineers Conference Sept. 2527 Louisiana Engineers Conference OTOBER 2019 Oct. (TBD) PDCA of the Gulf Coast Chapter Sporting Clay Shoot Oct. 35 Geoprofessional Business Association Fall Conference Louisville, Ky. Oct. 1518 Deep Foundations Institute Annual Conference Chicago, Ill. NOVEMBER 2019 Nov. 56 Design and Installation of Cost-Efficient Piles (DICEP) Conference Cleveland, Ohio Nov. (TBA) PDCA of South Carolina Chapter Fourth Quarter Dinner Meeting Charleston, S.C. Nov. 68 Design-Build Institute of America National Conference Las Vegas, Nev. Nov. 13 PDCA of the Northeast Chapter Casino Night Meet and Greet Newark, N.J. Nov. 14 PDCA of the Gulf Coast Chapter Fourth Quarter Dinner Meeting Messina's Restaurant, Kenner, La. DECEMBER 2019 Dec. 4 PDCA Executive Committee Meeting March 2020 March 1014 CONEXPO-CON/AGG Las Vegas, Nev. May 2020 May 69 PDCA 23rd Annual International Conference & Expo Phoenix, Ariz. Nov. 56 20th Annual Design and Installation of Cost-Efficient Piles (DICEP) Conference Cleveland, Ohio.
The Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA) is the only association globally that exclusively represents the drivenpile industry. PDCA offers the strength and experience of its more than two decades as an association representing the driven pile industry and provides a forum for members to promote driven piles in all cases where they are effective. PDCA members include contractors, equipment and materials manufacturers and suppliers, engineers, academicians and end-users that take a dedicated and proactive approach to advancing the benefits of the driven pile, such as environmental benefits, efficiency, cost-effectiveness and rapid productivity. PDCA membership gives contractors a larger voice in influencing and establishing procedures and standards for the installation of driven piles. PDCA members meet and work directly with all public agencies to ensure our industry is equally represented in all deep foundations and earth retention design and construction specifications. PDCA members share up-to-date and relevant industry information in the areas of equipment, technology, safety, business and more, so contractors can stay on the cutting edge of efficiency and productivity designed to increase their financial bottom line. PDCA members work with other non-competitive groups on issues of mutual concern to the deep foundation industry. The best way to gain value from your PDCA and chapter membership is simply to get involved. Ask any PDCA member how! PDCA chapters and locations PDCA chapters conduct regular meetings to provide members a local forum to be able to network, while also featuring industry keynote speakers from the driven pile and deep foundations industry. Regionally, the chapters host and conduct technical seminars and conferences to educate contractors, engineers and others associated with the pile driving industry. All PDCA members are encouraged to join a chapter. Find out more information about a chapter near you at www.piledrivers.org/chapters. PDCA of the Northeast Chapter Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont PDCA of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington D.C. PDCA of South Carolina Chapter North Carolina and South Carolina PDCA of Florida Chapter Florida PDCA of the Gulf Coast Chapter Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi PDCA of Texas Chapter Texas PDCA of the Pacific Coast Chapter Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada,New Mexico, Wyoming PDCA of the Pacific Northwest Chapter Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Alberta and British Columbia PDCA committees PDCA encourages all members to participate on a committee of their choice. Committee participation is voluntary; however, it is a great way to add value to your membership for those who choose to be actively involved. Joining and participating on a PDCA committee aligns you with like-minded industry individuals seeking to achieve common goals. Your industry and personal career will benefit. Contact the PDCA office to find out more about how to join a committee. All interested PDCA members are invited to attend committee conference calls at any time to see if that committee is right for you. PDCA committees include: Associate Member Council Chapters Communications Contracts and Risk Education Finance Market Development Safety and Environment Steel Sheet Pile Technical Education PDCA members, especially those who serve on the PDCA Education Committee, have developed many educational programs aimed at ensuring the long-term sustainability and safety of the driven pile industry. PDCA's current education programming includes: PDCA Annual International Conference amp; Expo Design and Installation of Cost-Efficient Piles Conference (DICEP) Deep Foundation Dynamic Testing and Analysis Workshop Pile Load Test Options Course Pile Driving Inspectors Course Pile Driving Professionals Dvelopment Course Steel Bearing Piles & Sheet Walls in Infrastructure Engineers' Driven Pile Institute (EDPI) Professors' Driven Pile Institute (PDPI) International Foundations Congress & Equipment Expo (IFCEE) Portable training programs about piling eqipment, testing and more Communications PileDriver is published six times annually and features PDCA member companies and project stories; industry articles related to technical, legal and safety issues; and other relevant topics dedicated to the pile driving industry. www.piledrivers.org is PDCA's official website, containing a broad base of information about PDCA, its members, industry resources and other industry news. The PDCA Pile of News e-newsletter is emailed monthly to PDCA's subscriber list to provide up-to-date news from PDCA and the goings-on of its members. The PDCA Membership Directory is an annual directory that includes contact information for all categories of PDCA members in good standing for the year. The PDCA Wall Calendar is published annually in October and distributed with Edition 5 of PileDriver. The calendar includes important PDCA dates to keep on your schedule for the following year.
Associate Member Council Chair: Diane Fischer, Pile Dynamics, Inc.Phone: email@example.com Members:Chris Ragan, Atlas TubeDavid Maedgan, GerdauFernao De Oliviera Cesar, GerdauJ.W. Lodge, Lodge LumberKarl Higgins, ECS, LLCMarilyn Poindexter, Atlas TubePhil Wright, L.B. Foster Co.Pollyanna Cunningham, ICE®Rob Likens, ECAStephanie Conklin, R.W. Conklin SteelSteve Whitty, Specialty Piling ServicesTakefumi Takuma, Giken AmericaTC "Tom" Heller, Liebherr USAJay Richardson, Southern Earth Sciences, Inc.Darin Werts, MKT Manufacturing Chapters Committee Chair: John King, Pile Drivers, Inc.Phone: firstname.lastname@example.org Members:Andrea Edwards, Koppers Utility and Industrial ProductsBill Marczewski, BSM EngineeringDermot Fallon, Foundation ConstructorsErich Kremer, R. Kremer & Son Marine Contractors, LLCGreg Canivan, S&MEJ.J. Waguespack, Mississippi River ValleyJason Moore, Palmetto Pile DrivingKevin Gourgues, Patriot Construction and Industrial, LLCMatt Scerbak, Associated Pile & Fitting, LLCMichael Kelly, Gulf South PilingRich Anderson, ECASarah Honeyman, Piling ProductsTim Dittmeier, Hammer & SteelTim Fogarty, George Harms Construction Co.Tom Connor, Consolidated Pipe Communications Committee Chair: Pollyanna Cunningham, ICE®Phone: 888-423-8721 ext. email@example.com Members:Allen Johnson, ICE®Dermot Fallon, Foundation ConstructorsEric Hendriksen, Sunroc CorporationErich Kremer, R. Kremer & Son Marine Contractors, LLCGarland Likins, Pile Dynamics, Inc.Diane Fischer, Pile Dynamics, Inc.John King, Pile Drivers, Inc.Karl Higgins, ECS, LLCMichael Kelly, Gulf South PilingTim Dittmeier, Hammer & SteelJoe Savarese, CZMJill Harris, Lester Publications, LLC Education Committee Chair: Gerry McShane, Service Steel WarehousePhone: firstname.lastname@example.org Members:Alex Filotti, SkanskaAlex Ryberg, GRL Engineers, Inc.Bill Marczewski, BSM EngineeringDave Chapman, Blakeslee, Arpaia, hapman, Inc.Garland Likins, Pile Dynamics, Inc.Gerald Verbeek, VMS/Allnamics-USAMike Gregory, ICE®Mohamad Hussein, GRL Engineers, Inc.Patrick Hannigan, Pile Dynamics, Inc.Richard Morales, L.B. Foster Co.TC "Tom" Heller, Liebherr USARyan Allin, Pile Dynamics, Inc. Safety & Environmental Committee Co-Chair: Jay Boyd, Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc.Phone: email@example.com Co-Chair: Scott Callaway, Cajun Deep FoundationsPhone: firstname.lastname@example.org Members:Buck Darling, Herbert F. DarlingChas Raysik, ICE®Dave Coleman, Foundation ConstructorsDave Harrison, Terra-Mechanics, Inc.Dermot Fallon, Foundation ConstructorsEric Hendriksen, Sunroc CorporationErich Kremer, R. Kremer & Son Marine Cntractors, LLCJames Deemer, American Piledriving EquipmentJoe KlaasKeith Alfonsi, Braun IntertecKevin Gourgues, Patriot Construction and Inustrial, LLCKevin Shannon, Linde-Griffith ConstructionMark Miller, TerresolveMichael Gregory, ICE®Michael Morgano, GRL EngineersPeter Jensen, American Pile and Foudation, LLCRich Marshall, ADSC-IAFDWarren Waite, Berminghammer Steel Sheet Pile Committee Chair: Gerry McShane, Service Steel WarehousePhone: email@example.com Members:Alex Filotti, Underpinning & Founation SkanskaDave Chapman, Blakeslee, Arpaia, ChapmanDavid Borger, Skyline SteelDavid Maedgen, GerdauGreg Goad, L.B. Foster Co.Kevin Kane, ICE®Lane Koslow, Piling ProductsRafael Garcia, GerdauRichard Morales, L.B. Foster Co.Ryne Allen, Piling ProductsScott Meaney, GerdauTakefumi Takuma, Giken AmericaVahid Zanjani, M.G. McLarenIan Vaz, Giken AmericaChuck Sornberger, Piling ProductsHerald Wattenberg, PVE Equipment USALuis Garcia, Wood PLC Technical Committee Chair: Dale Biggers, Boh Bros. Construction Company, LLCPhone: firstname.lastname@example.org Members:Anna Sellountou, Pile Dynamics, Inc.Billy Camp, S&MECasey Jones, Foundation Testing & Consuting, LLCDave Chapman, Blakeslee, Arpaia, ChapmanDon Robertson, Applied Foundation TestingEric Hendriksen, Sunroc CorporationGarland Likins, GRL EngineersGerald Verbeek, VMS/Allnamics-USAJohn Holman, Tolunay-Wong EngineersKarl Higgins, ECS, LLCMichael Wysockey, Thatcher Foundations, Inc.Randy Dietel, Piling, Inc.Takefumi Takuma, Giken AmericaVan Komurka, GRL EngineersLuis Garcia, Wood PLC Contracts and Risk Committee Co-Chair: Alex Filotti, Underpinning & Foundation SkanskaPhone: email@example.comCo-Chair: Richard Kalson, Benesch LawPhone: firstname.lastname@example.org Members:Mike Byrne, Simpson & BrownKurt Seufert, ICE®Mark Rice, McNeil, Silveira, Rice & WileyRyan Maloney, Foley & LardnerSayed M. Sayed, GCI, Inc. Market Development Committee Chair: Doug Keller, Richard Goettle, Inc.Phone: email@example.com Members:Brian Rogers, Consolidated Pipe & SupplyMike Elliott, ECAPhil Wright, L.B. Foster Co.Steve Macon, Massman Construction Co.TC "Tom" Heller, Liebherr USAJohn Holman, Tolunay-Wong EngineersDaniel Sprunk, Cajun Industries, LLCHerald Wattenberg, PVE Equipment USA
PDCA Officers PresidentScott CallawayCajun Industries, LLCBaton Rouge, La.firstname.lastname@example.org Vice PresidentJason Moore Palmetto Pile DrivingCharleston, S.C.email@example.com SecretaryKarl Higgins, P.E. CS Mid-Atlantic, LLCChantilly, Va.firstname.lastname@example.org TreasurerScott Webster, P.E. GL Engineers, Inc.Charlotte, N.C.email@example.com Immediate Past PresidentLarry MooreGeoStructures, Inc.Purcellville, Va.firstname.lastname@example.org Executive DirectorFrank T. PetersPile Driving Contractors AssociationOrange Park, Fla.email@example.com PDCA Directors Kutaa MansfieldPacific Pile and MarineSeattle, Wash.firstname.lastname@example.org Brian HeckRichard Goettle, Inc.Cincinnati, Ohiobheck@goettle.com Emmett WaggenspackCoastal Bridge Co., LLCBaton Rouge, La.email@example.com Doug KellerRichard Goettle, Inc.Cincinnati, Ohiodkeller@goettle.com Jay BoydBalfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc.Wilmington, N.C.firstname.lastname@example.org Erich KremerR. Kremer & Sons Marine ContractorsBrick, N.J.email@example.com Kevin GourguesPatriot Deep FoundationsBaton Rouge, La.firstname.lastname@example.org Rich AndersonEquipment Corp of AmericaAldan, Pa.email@example.com Rob BradenSkyline Steel Co.Springfield, Va.Robert.firstname.lastname@example.org All Board of Directors members can be reached using their email addresses provided or contacting them through the PDCA office at 904-215-4771. Please feel free to reach out to any Officer or Director to express your appreciation for their service to PDCA or to discuss any issues or topics you may have regarding PDCA. They will be excited to hear from you.
Have you stopped to consider, recently, the fact that pile driving has been around for a very long time? It is so easy, in today's busy world, to take things for granted. Pile driving has been around for thousands of years, with some estimates dating the practice as far back as five millennia. Fascinating! When we put this in perspective, it is humbling to think that we are part of an industry that has had a hand in constructing some of the greatest civilizations in the world not to mention what is being built in current times. Let's take a brief walk down history lane. The recognition that a building or structure needs a strong foundation is well foundational, and dates back to the earliest days when civilization decided to construct buildings. In these early days, pile driving was produced by human effort to generate the physical force necessary to drive piles into the ground. The earliest foundation piles were most probably poles constructed from trees that were driven into the ground to support what was being built. Needless to say, the pile driving industry has come a long way. The human effort of yesteryear has been replaced with mechanical hammers to transfer the energy necessary in the pile driving process. Machines are used in every aspect of pile driving but the industry is so much more than the physical act of placing a structure in the ground, although that is the main focus for the company engaged in this work. The Pile Driving Contractors Association represents every aspect of the pile driving industry. As such, this history is an important part of where we are today. The techniques, tools and talents of the people who work in the industry are all part of this very important building foundation process. Looking closer, it is evident that not only the equipment and techniques have changed but the very devices used to create the foundation have changed dramatically. Early forms of driven piles were limited to the available resources at the time. This means that the size and length of the pile would have been as big as the trees in that area. Wood has played a major role in the pile driving industry since its inception 'til today and will continue to be a mainstay for certain applications. The advent of steel manufacturing and concrete production opened the door to these materials becoming widely used for the driven pile. Not only has the type of pile changed but the size of the piles has changed dramatically. The earliest piles being driven by human effort combined with available resources would produce a practical limitation on the size and length of a pile that could be driven into the ground. Today, with mechanical advantage and manufacturing capabilities, the size and length are almost unlimited. As an example, the largest driven piles on record were steel pipe piles measuring 97 feet in diameter by 110 feet long and weighing in at 600 metric tons each. The equipment used to drive these piles consisted of 12 large vibro hammers mounted together and powered by twelve 1,200-hp engines supplying a combined total of 14,400 hp. At full power, the machinery delivered nearly 4,000 gallons of oil per minute, producing a massive 7,200 tons of drive force. This setup includes over 20,000 feet of hydraulic lines (approximately 3.8 miles), and an advanced control system to keep all the components in perfect synchronization. The total hammer weight is 700 metric tons with 4,200 tons of line pull ability. All of this technology and equipment would seem like science fiction to our predecessors. Needless to say, it took design acumen, experience, modern material and machinery, and a lot of people to get these piles in the ground. Because of the unique quality that each material brings to the driven pile process, PDCA will dedicate specific editions of PileDriver magazine to highlight the material used in driven pile projects. The next issue of PileDriver magazine will focus on the steel industry. How many different types of steel piles are there? The answer is many, too many to innumerate here. Take our word for it this will be an exciting issue for the magazine to delve into the various types and content of the steel pile community. Interestingly, a large number of the 2019 PDCA Project of the Year Award entries were for steel pile jobs. The history of steel can be traced back to its iron roots almost as far back as the history of pile driving. Even though iron has been around for about 4,000 years, we have to fast-forward to the 17th century when the urbanization in Europe demanded a more versatile structural metal, and then to 1856 when Henry Bessemer developed an effective way to use oxygen to reduce the carbon content in iron. This lowered the carbon content, making the metal more ductile and raised the melting temperature, making it more versatile. The modern steel industry was born. This didn't mean that steel was immediately used for driving piles in foundation work, but it did usher in a new material that would become a significant part of the pile driving industry. Coincidentally, pile driving started to play a major role in the construction industry in the 1800s at the onset of the Industrial Revolution. It was also during this period that human power was replaced by machine power with the primary energy source at the time being steam. Over the course of the next 150 years, pile driving equipment and techniques continued to improve. Additionally, the engineering community also gained a better understanding during this time about how a driven pile interacts with the subsurface to form a foundation. Put all this together and you have the modern pile driving industry. PDCA members including contractors, associates, and engineers are involved in moving the pile driving industry forward. New research is being completed on a global scale, new equipment is being designed, and new techniques are being tested. Throughout the pile driving history the most important technicality has always been to ensure that the piles were not in any way compromised in the event that they encounter an opposing force. Structural integrity, to say the least, is absolutely essential. This is the essence of the PDCA slogan that "A Driven Pile is a Tested Pile!" The next few issues of PileDriver magazine will be dedicated to the material used in the pile driving industry wood, steel and concrete, one at a time. Articles and highlights will include stories about the companies, people and material on jobs where pile driving was used for the foundation. These articles will be compelling and interesting, and you won't want to miss any of them. Much more will be said as we go forward. It is important to look back and know our past. Pile driving has a long and rich history, longer than any other process in the deep foundation industry. We can and should learn from all that has been done. Pile driving has earned its place in the deep foundation industry. It is equally, if not more important to know where we are going. Innovation, technology and people will all change over time and the pile driving industry must necessarily change to meet new demands. With the tremendous amount of interest and support surrounding the industry, PDCA and the pile driving industry will look to the future and can expect to be around for a very long time.
I hope Edition 4 of PileDriver finds you and your company well. The last few months have been very busy at PDCA preparing for our annual conference, and this edition reflects all of that excitement and energy. The PDCA's prestigious Project of the Year Awards (POY) program gives our members recognition for a job well done. These stories cultivate ideas and showcase successfully executed jobs around the country and, on occasion, internationally read about the winning jobs starting on page 60. Learning from the driven pile methods and techniques of other PDCA members is a true educational experience. I encourage readers to reach out to the winning companies to ask questions and congratulate them on their award. Thank you to all of the companies that participated by submitting their driven pile jobs: a special congratulations to Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Company, LLC; PND Engineers, Inc.; Cajun Industries, LLC; Geostructures, Inc.; and CD Perry, LLC for their winning entries. The 2020 program is opening soon for jobs that will be completed in 2019 see www.piledrivers.org for details. Get your cameras out and start documenting! Overall, the 22nd Annual International Conference and Expo held at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort®, this past July was a tremendous success. Please help me in thanking the PDCA office team for their countless hours of planning and execution. I was honored to be a part of such a great event and heard so many positive comments throughout the week. Thank you to everyone who took the time to attend, and if you have feedback to share, please call the PDCA office at 904-215-4771 or email email@example.com. We eagerly anticipate your thoughts! We get to do this all over again, May 69, 2020, in Phoenix, Ariz., at the PDCA 23rd Annual Conference. The Education Committee has already begun planning the agenda. Look out Phoenix, here we come! The annual conference is only one shared learning opportunity that PDCA offers to our industry. I encourage members to also attend the Design and Installation of Cost-Efficient Piles (DICEP) conference, which is taking place Nov. 46, 2019, in Cleveland, Ohio. This year marks the 20th annual DICEP conference you won't want to miss it. The 2019 conference focus is "Deep Foundations, Earth Retention and the Benefits of the Driven Pile." I know many of us can't wait to attend this short but highly informative event. Visit www.pdca-dicep.com for more information and to register. I hope to see you there! I have to say that it's a great time to be a member of PDCA. The success of our organization can be attributed to the unique collaboration of ideas created by our valued members and volunteers including people new to the organization and those who have been kicking around for some time. I would like to challenge each of you to reach out to a prospective member and share with them the benefits of being part of PDCA. PDCA is not just any organization we are a group small enough to call each other yet large enough to have a real voice and influence. Go ahead, try it: call a Project of the Year Award winner and congratulate them. Thank a committee chair for their commitment to bettering the pile driving industry. Let the staff know we appreciate what they do behind the scenes. Call an engineer, contractor or a friend you work with and spread the word about this organization. In the end, we all have the same thought in mind: "A Driven Pile is a Tested Pile."
In Every Edition President's Message 5 Executive Director's Message 11 Board of Directors 16 Committee Chairs & Members 16 PDCA Membership Benefits 19 Industry Events 23 PDCA Members 24 Industry News 27 Updates from PDCA's Local Chapters 31 PileDriver Article Submission Guidelines 129 PDCA 22nd Annual International Conference & Expo 2019 32 Conference Sponsors 34 Conference by the Numbers 36 Presidential Award for Distinguished ServiceStevan Hall 38 Professional Engineer's Service AwardScott Webster, GRL Engineers, Inc. 41 Committee Chair of the Year AwardPollyanna Cunningham,PDCA Communications Committee 43 John T. Parker, Jr. Industry Ambassador AwardJohn King, Pile Drivers, Inc. 45 Associate Member of the Year AwardGerry McShane, Service Steel Warehouse 47 Conference Photo Album 49 PDCA Project of the Year Awards Overview of This Year's Winning Projects 60 Associate/Engineering Affiliate CategoryPermanent Canal Closures and Pumps ProjectPND Engineers, Inc. 62 Less than $500,000Hudson River Seawall/Green Island CondoCD Perry 71 $500,000 to $2 MillionFoundation Support for International Shipping CompanyGeoStructures, Inc. 75 $2 Million to $5 MillionValero Refining C5 Alkylation ProjectCajun Industries, LLC 78 Greater than $5 MillionDeep Foundations for the Salt Lake City International Airport Redevelopment ProgramRalph L. Wadsworth Construction Co., LLC 82 PDCA Member Profiles Sealevel Construction, Inc. 89 Sunroc Corporation 93 DuroTerra 99 Binder Equipment Technology 101 The Hose Company 105 Eustis Engineering 109 PDCA Contracts & Risk Committee Losing the Protection of the Corporate ShieldOne of the greatest risks facing any DCA contractor 115 Legal It Pays to Be PreparedSSA no-match letters, Form I-9 compliance and immigration clauses in construction contracts 119 Construction Career Chris Ragan, Atlas Pipe Piles 125
For Eustis Engineering, the New Orleans-based geotechnical engineering firm that's been providing deep foundation solutions since 1946, a defining moment in the company's history was Hurricane Katrina. The 2005 superstorm and subsequent flooding that wreaked havoc on New Orleans not only damaged the company headquarters but also many of its employees' homes. "It was an extremely challenging, stressful time," said Chad Held, vice president (business development) for Eustis Engineering. "Immediately afterwards, we didn't know what was going to happen, if we were going to be able to get back into the city, or when we'd be able to get back to work. We really weren't sure about the future of New Orleans at that time and how it was going to come back." Despite the heavy toll from Katrina, Eustis Engineering and its staff wasted no time in immersing themselves into the hurricane recovery and reconstruction efforts. John Eustis, president of Eustis Engineering and the son of the company's founder, J. Bres Eustis, points out that within a week of the disaster, a temporary office had been set up about 135 miles away in Lafayette, La. "We had FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) trailers in the backyard of our office for people to stay in, because they didn't have houses to go home to," he said. "That lasted for well over a year after Katrina," says Held. "It's a real testament to our employees that they had the mental resolve to not only show up to work but to also help themselves and their communities to get things rebuilt after Katrina." Following the hurricane, Eustis Engineering participated in a $50-million mega-program to assist the New Orleans District Corps of Engineers in its investigation into how all the failures in the city's levees and flood walls occurred. The program required Eustis to drill and test hundreds of soil borings over the course of four years. "It was a very tight schedule. We were drilling borings all over the place and we had to create a new state-of-the-art laboratory," said Eustis. "It was an intense time [but] we were able to accomplish a lot of work while maintaining safety and high quality." Dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina also led to a decision by the company's leaders that it was time to expand. "During this timeframe, we realized we needed to be a little more diverse and have more offices to be able to better serve our clients across the Gulf Coast region," said Held. In addition to its rebuilt New Orleans headquarters and the Lafayette location, which became a permanent branch office, Eustis Engineering has offices in Gulfport, Miss. (opened 2005), Baton Rouge, La. (opened 2012) and Lake Charles, La. (opened 2015). A sixth Eustis Engineering location opened in July in Houston, Texas. The company is enthusiastic about Houston and delivering its coastal engineering and construction expertise to the coastal Texas communities. Pile testing expertise Eustis Engineering performs geotechnical exploration and engineering work as well as field instrumentation installation and monitoring. Its specialties with respect to deep foundation design are dynamic pile testing and static load testing of timber, concrete and steel piles. Eustis Engineering's expertise in pile testing has been developed in part through the company's deep understanding of soil conditions all along the Gulf Coast from Texas to Florida. "We have extensive knowledge with regards to soil adhesion and adhesion limitation values of soils to particular pile types," said Held. "We utilize that knowledge in conjunction with our experience in dynamic pile testing and static load testing to optimize [a project's] design and come up with the most cost-effective piles that would be best suitable for deep foundation use." Eustis Engineering also utilizes advanced technologies, such as in-situ tests that measure the strength and direction of subsoils, that allow its engineers to test piles in challenging conditions, such as in marshes and swamps, in the open water or underwater. The oldest continually operating geotechnical company on the Gulf Coast and the third oldest in U.S., Eustis Engineering has been in business more than 70 years. During that time, it has taken on more than 25,000 projects. "We have a wealth of information going back to 1946. We still have all of our file folders for every single job we've worked on," said Eustis. Among Eustis Engineering's most notable projects are the Louisiana Superdome that went up in the early 1970s and the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Lake Borgne Surge Barrier built post-Katrina in New Orleans. Eustis also notes that the skyline of the Big Easy wouldn't be what it is today without the solid foundations that Eustis Engineering helped design. As Eustis puts it, "A lot of people said you could not build skyscrapers in New Orleans because there's no bedrock." But he says that didn't stop his company from coming up with an innovative solution that enabled the construction of a 51-story high-rise in downtown New Orleans. Completed in 1972, the Hancock Whitney Centre building, then known as One Shell Square, was built using a massive reinforced concrete foundation that was anchored by 240-foot-long octagonal piles. That led the way for other Eustis Engineering high-rise projects to go up in the ensuing years, including the Pan American Life Building and some of the city's best-known hotels. "We've really put our thumbprint on most of the high-rise buildings in downtown New Orleans," said Eustis. In addition to commercial buildings, Eustis Engineering has worked on massive projects such as the University Medical Center a billion-dollar hospital complex in New Orleans and the mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion project, a $1.4-billion land-building initiative that's a signature project in the State of Louisiana's Coastal Master Plan. Eustis Engineering has also had a hand in many industrial construction projects on the Gulf Coast. This includes geotechnical work for: New BASF chemical plant in Freeport, Texas Marathon Petroleum facility in Garyville, La. Sasol's Lake Charles Chemical Complex Thermal Energy Corporation combined heat and power project in Houston Shintech Louisiana facility expansion in Plaquemine, La. For these projects, Eustis Engineering has performed a wide range of services, including geotechnical field exploration, pile load testing, pile integrity testing, test pile installation and performance monitoring. Eustis Engineering joined the Pile Driving Contractors Association 10 years ago, largely because of the important work PDCA does in supporting the use of driven pile construction. "[Driven piles] are essential to the long-term, reliable performance of the large structures that are built in this area, and PDCA helps promote the use of these foundations," said Held. "Without the ability to properly design and construct these deep foundations, we wouldn't have many of the larger structures and facilities that we currently have along the Gulf Coast."
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