Meet Kevin Gourgues, the 2021 PDCA President

New President Gourgues Prioritizes Member Input, Participation for 2021

Orange Park, FL (December 31, 2020): When asked his vision for PDCA in the New Year, deep foundations veteran Kevin Gourgues (pictured, right), who begins a one-year term as President of the Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA), definitively states that he will "give members a voice on what they want PDCA to accomplish." He adds "it's also important to increase PDCA membership, continue providing educational outreach and grow our library of technical resources."


With 25 years of diversified foundation construction experience under his belt, Mr. Gourgues currently serves as President of the Deep Foundations Group for Patriot Construction & Industrial, LLC (Patriot), a division he co-founded in 2018.

Prior to his 2018 election to the PDCA Board of Directors, Gourgues served both on the Board and as President of the Gulf Coast Chapter of PDCA. Summarizing his years of involvement in the specialty trade association, Kevin enthusiastically states, "PDCA has afforded me a voice in the pile driving industry but has also helped me develop new relationships and friendships with other contractors, vendors, and engineers all around North America."

A graduate of Louisiana State University, Gourgues holds a bachelor's degree in Industrial Technology focused on Construction Management. Today, he resides in the Baton Rouge suburb of Plaquemine with his "beautiful wife of 18 years, Kelly" and teenage sons Brady and Benjamin.
Outside his professional career, Kevin's passion is being outdoors with his sons. "Hunting, fishing, and watching my boys compete in cattle sorting (horseback riding) ...however I just watch the cattle sorting, I am too old for horseback competition!"


Mr. Gourgues formally receives the presidential gavel on January 14th at a virtual rendition of PDCA's annual Strategic Planning Meeting of the Board of Directors. Anticipating that event, he says "so many intelligent people serve in PDCA leadership and dedicate endless hours of their time for the betterment of our industry. I understand and respect their commitment and thank each of them. I am sincerely honored to have been chosen as President of PDCA and I hope to serve each member to the best of my ability."






(PHOTO): Joining Kevin Gourgues in PDCA leadership for 2021 are Vice President Brian Heck (pictured, middle), Past President Jason Moore (right), Treasurer Scott Webster and Secretary Kustaa Mansfield.










Become a PDCA Member for 2021



As a new year begins, make the resolution to support, promote and advocate for the driven pile as an effective and viable method of deep foundation construction and ground retention; after all, it has proven itself for literally centuries through safely and reliably supporting structures from ancient to modern times. As a member of PDCA, you strengthen the collective voice of hundreds of industry professionals throughout North America and the world who work tirelessly to maintain the driven pile's superiority as a deep foundation solution.

Membership in PDCA comes with a growing list of benefits. services and opportunities, including:
  • Annual Conferences
  • Educational Programs
  • Trade Shows
  • Project of the Year Awards program
  • Connectivity between public sector, private owners
  • Committee and industry leadership opportunities
  • Safety discussions and resources
  • Industry networking
  • PileDriver magazine
  • Annual Membership Directory
  • Monthly e-Newsletter 'A Pile of News'
  • Free and reduced rate advertising
  • Industry and business marketing
  • Constant Contact Partner Program (New!)
  • Virtual Programming (New!)
  • Up to Five (5) Names Listed from One (1) Contractor, Associate Membership (New!)
  • and MANY more resources available
By virtue of your PDCA membership, you join a large and committed community of like-minded, industry professionals who collectively contribute to advocating and advancing the driven pile in deep foundation construction.

PDCA members are a diverse group which includes contractors, manufacturers, suppliers and geotechnical engineers. They install and support pilings made of timber, concrete and steel as well as sheeting and many aggregates. Membership options reflect the various disciplines. To review PDCA membership categories, dues rates and additional benefits, CLICK HERE to be redirected to our our Join PDCA page; your 2021 Membership Application awaits you! Thank you in advance for your support of PDCA.



 

PileDriver Magazine: Harry Robbins, A Career Story

Harry Robbins - Making a Difference for the Driven Pile Industry

By Mark Halsall

Few people have had as big an impact on the Pile Driving Contractors Association as Harry Robbins. During his long and storied career in pile driving, Robbins has played a vital role in the success of PDCA as it's grown into a thriving national organization and was the driving force behind  the establishment of its first local chapter in 2003.

Robbins has also been about as strong a proponent of the driven pile that you'll ever see in the industry. Just ask Jason Moore, the vice president and general manager of Palmetto Pile Driving in Charleston, S.C., who was mentored by Robbins. Click to read more in Issue #6, 2020 of PileDriver magazine.


 

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PileDriver Magazine: Gwen Sanders, P.E., A Career Story

Gwen Sanders, P.E., Eustis Engineering

First woman to serve as company president
By Jess Campbell

When we talk about equality in the workplace, conversations are often laden with stories of challenges overcome and ceilings broken through. Hardly ever do we hear stories where women are supported and nurtured throughout their careers without bias or backlash for being a woman in the first place.

Those stories are just as important to tell. Women who work in an inclusive environment have the kind of story other women need to hear in order to keep progressing in their own careers, knowing that equality is possible. 

Gwen Sanders, P.E., the first woman to be president of Eustis Engineering, a regional Gulf Coast firm headquartered in New Orleans, has that kind of story. Click to read more in Issue #5 2020,  PileDriver Magazine.

 

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PileDriver Magazine: Issue #6, 2020

Click the image (left) to read the digital edition of PileDriver magazine Issue #6 of 2020.

In this issue, we provide you information about new PDCA member benefits as well as how to get more involved in PDCA committees. Also, learn about efforts in progress to establish new PDCA Chapters.

Check out a preview of what PDCA will offer at IFCEE, coming to Dallas May 10-14, 2021.

We are excited to provide you an important and timely update on working platform guidance; safety is a priority issue for us all.

A couple names you may know; pile driving industry veterans Jay Boyd and Harry Robbins sit down with our writers to share perspectives on deep foundation construction.

Don't miss a fascinating project story from Boston that details contributions from DuroTerra.

We are pleased to provide guidance on construction law issues such as Addressing the Risk of Third Party Claims and Contract Terms in the COVID Era.

There is a new installment to our mental health series that helps you understand how to avoid the tragedy of suicide in construction.

And don't miss the business article that explores a growing trend of military veterans transitioning to construction careers.

As we do in every issue, we are proud to feature profiles of some of our members; of course without members, PDCA doesn't exist. This time, you will meet Ford Pile Foundation, Junttan USA, ESC Steel and Earth, Inc.

Click here to read Issue #6 of PileDriver. As we move to the new year, please contact us with any content ideas you have for future magazine editions.
 

Outgoing PDCA President Moore Takes New Role for 2021

New PDCA Communications Committee Chair Jason Moore  will lead PileDriver magazine development, Project of the Year Awards coordination, other external functions. Moore (pictured, far left) is shown with Past PDCA President Dave Chapman, former Communications Committee Chair Pollyanna Cunningham noted for her significant impact on the Association's public presence and current PDCA Treasurer Scott Webster.

Orange Park, FL (December 1, 2020): The Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA) announces a new Chairman to the Communications Committee; Jason Moore (right), who is the immediate Past President of PDCA, takes the helm of the standing committee that is responsible for overseeing the publication of PileDriver magazine six times each year and disseminating the annual Project of the Year awards program, among other organizational functions. These are important components of PDCA which enable deep foundation construction professionals from around the globe to engage in the organization and stay informed about the latest developments and trends in pile driving.

"At PDCA, we proudly advocate for the driven pile in all applications where it is effective," explained Moore. "Our product is manufactured in a controlled environment, installed with efficient equipment through a time tested process, and has inherent quality and integrity testing built into the cycle.  That is the message we as an Association work to communicate throughout the industry and I am excited to provide it amplification through Committee channels."

Since 2015, Moore has served as VP/General Manager at Palmetto Pile Driving in Charleston, SC. There, he oversees an active concrete pile manufacturing and installation operation with a strong and loyal regional footprint. Prior to his position at Palmetto, the longtime Low Country resident spent 14 years working in precast concrete. A 2001 graduate of The Citadel, he lives in Charleston with his wife and three children.


Jason Moore receives the gavel, assumes PDCA Presidency from Scott Callaway in early 2020
 

Anderson to Chair Membership Committee

Indicates Cooperation Among Stakeholders 'Key' to Future Association Growth

L-R: Rich Anderson, pictured at the ECA Florida facility with Branch Manager Mike Elliot and company CEO Roy Kern

Orange Park, FL (December 9, 2020): With ten years under his belt serving in Pile Driving Contractors Association (PDCA) leadership roles, Rich Anderson has been appointed by the Board of Directors to serve as the new Chairman of the Membership Committee.

"One of the biggest advantages to driving membership at the Chapter level was the level of cooperation among all the members," recalled Anderson, who began his PDCA involvement at the PDCA Northeast Chapter in 2011. "We had a strong, team approach that led to successful Chapter growth. This underlying principal absolutely translates to membership at the national level and we will work to realize organizational cooperation to its fullest potential."

In 2020, Anderson completed a five-year tenure on the PDCA Board of Directors and sought an opportunity to stay involved. His colleagues recognized his abilities as a growth agent and unanimously named him to lead the Committee. Prior to his service to the national organization, he was an officer for the New Jersey-based PDCA Northeast Chapter.

Rich Anderson is the Branch Manager of the Philadelphia region for the Equipment Corporation of America (ECA), a role he has held since 2017. At ECA, he oversees 18 employees and manages an area which includes New York City, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and all of New Jersey. He joined sales operations at the construction equipment giant in 2010 before elevating to his current role.
                                                             
Leading to a career in the construction industry, Anderson earned his bachelor's degree in Marketing from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, while competing as a student athlete on the cross country and track teams. Outside of his work, Rich and his wife Chrissy are happily married and living in Westchester, PA with their four children who are five years and younger, including two-year-old twins. Leisure time is minimal, but when he gets an opportunity, Rich enjoys playing golf.

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Three Students Earn PDCA Pacific Coast Chapter Scholarships

Oakley, CA: PDCA Pacific Coast Chapter President Dermot Fallon announces that three students in California who are pursuing higher education in a construction field and have demonstrated an interest in the pile driving industry have each received a $1500 scholarship. The 2020 awardees are:

Erick Medina (pictured, left)

Erick is a first generation college student attending his third year at California State -Sacramento. He is pursuing a bachelors degree in Construction Management with a minor in Business Administration. During the summer of 2020, Erick completed an internship at Foundation Constructors Inc. in Oakley where learned to assist Project Managers with takeoffs, track jobsite materials and production. He says that the experience has provided him valuable perspective on the role of Project Managers in the pile driving industry and has prepared him for a future in deep foundation construction. As an intern, Erick visited several Foundation Constructors Inc. jobsites where he learned about the different pile types such as pipe piles. He also observed their safe installation. Erick says of his time at Foundation " I have found great interest in pile driving through this opportunity and I hope that with my degree in construction management and continued experience, I can continue to become a larger asset in the pile driving industry"



Connor Free (pictured, right)

Connor Free, first learned about the pile driving industry during a tour of the Balfour Beatty Transbay project in downtown San Francisco. This was a major, heavy civil project with dewatering, CIDH pile installation, excavation and shoring. Connor became genuinely interested in the complexities he observed at this jobsite and the experience ultimately lead him to study Engineering at California State University - Chico; he is currently a third year student at the school. In anticipation of an engineering degree, Connor aspires to influence the pile driving industry. Based on some of the ideas he shared in his scholarship application, he exhibits a vision that challenges the status quo; he suggests innovative pursuits toward new and faster means to drive piles. Also, he embraces the idea of joining with developers in constructing a machine that could drive two piles at once. An environmentally conscious student, Connor indicated support for cranes to burn greener fuels such as hydrogen, electricity or even plant based oils.
    
Zander Kuthe (pictured, left)
Zander Kuthe is a first year student at California State University - Fresno. In his application, Zander indicates that as a biology major he can "influence the pile driving industry by helping to find new ways to power pile driving rigs and other heavy civil machinery so they don't burn fossil fuel like diesel." Zander believes that reducing carbon emissions from pile driving equipment as well as expanding the use of natural resources, the construction industry can contribute to a necessary reduction in pollution. He is aspirational to become involved with equipment innovators who strive for cleaner, safer and more efficient construction equipment which will benefit future generations.


 

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A Pile of News - December 2020

A briefing on news and information from the pile driving contractors, associated manufacturers, construction suppliers and affiliated engineers who comprise the PDCA.
By Matt Bisbee, PDCA
From the Association & Chapters
The PDCA 2020 Annual Conference Webinar Series concludes tomorrow. Registration is FREE to PDCA members; non-members can attend for $50 (ask about applying registration to PDCA membership). The program is delivered on Zoom and includes PDH credit. Register below, times are Eastern. PDCA 2020 Virtual Committee Day is coming up on Dec. 10 from 12 to 4:30 PM EST. Eight PDCA standing committees will meet consecutively via the Zoom platform. Members plan to attend your meeting(s). Those potentially interested in PDCA committee involvement, please join us! Register here.

Dr. Frank Rausche
, innovator and developer of the wave equation analysis, has been named the 2021 presenter for The E.A.L. Smith Award Lecture, a component of each International Foundations Conference & Equipment Expo (IFCEE) and is given to an individual who has impacted the driven pile industry.

 
PDCA of South Carolina: Cadet Emma Larsen wins the 2020 "Mac" Nigels Scholarship. Coverage and more photos of November's quarterly dinner meeting.
Junttan USA Inc. you are this month's winner! Send an email to
marian@piledrivers.org before the end of December to claim your prize!
News from PDCA Companies
Acquisitions & expansions:
Morris Shea Bridge Company of Irondale, AL introduces Shea Bros. Mexico.

Nucor breaks ground on new mill in Kentucky; Gov. Andy Beshear and U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie attend.

Braun Intertec acquires fellow Minnesota firm Anderson Kelsey Group to expand permitting practice.

Sunbelt Rentals and Walmart partner to launch a pilot program in the Tampa and Charlotte markets where Sunbelt equipment is available in some Walmart stores.

TRC Companies acquires 1Source Safety and Health of Exton, PA.

Governmental relations:
Katie Zadrosny, P.E. of American Engineering Testing will chair forthcoming preparation of the highly anticipated ASCE State Report Card for Minnesota.

Where are the infrastructure projects? See this projection of 2021 Issues before state legislatures.

Recognitions:
American Pile and Foundation named ENR Top 25 Specialty Contractor in New York, New Jersey.

Atlas Foundation Company wins the Safety Award, credits safety/OQ director Xaviar Escobedo.

Clark Construction is named Firm of the Year and Business of the Year.

Foundation Constructors Inc. of Oakley, CA demonstrates ingenuity; check out this custom barge ramp their welder created and this concrete delivery system for jobs on the water.

Kiewit-built Pennsylvania power plant earns ENR Best Energy/Industrial project in Mid-Atlantic.

Massman Construction earns ENR Awards of Merit for Safety and Best Small Project Midwest, for repair work on the Grand River Bridge near Kansas City.
 
Sealevel Construction awarded for Citgo's Clifton Ridge Terminal project near Lake Charles, LA.

Holes Inc. of Houston earns Craft Training Champion designation for dedication to excellence.

Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers (MRCE) awarded in New York for Hudson River Park Bulkhead Restoration, Foundations for Columbia University's Manhattanville Campus.
 
Shannon & Wilson, Inc. named Employer of the Year by WTS Puget Sound.
 
Projects:
Boh Bros. Construction is selected for a reconstruction project in New Orleans; a company spokesman (in a Boh Bros. face mask) and Mayor LaToya Cantrell are pictured giving a news conference.

C.A. Murren & Sons is selected for the Savannah Convention Center makeover; the project will involve installation of sanitary sewer on pile supports for the Atlanta-based contractor.

Cecil D. Gassiott, LLC in Alexandria, LA installs 36-foot concrete piles for the Amite River Bridge replacement south of Baton Rouge.

Clark Construction celebrated project completion and a November grand opening for the National Museum of the United States Army.

Corman Kokosing offers a multimedia trilogy of Virginia bridge replacements; see dramatic pile driving photos at the Mattaponi Bridge near Bowling Green, a time-lapse video of Waterloo Bridge progress and close-ups of Phase II at Richmond's Airport Drive project.

H.B. Fleming, Inc. continues work on the Maine DOT Brandy Brook box culvert installation.

Legacy Contracting, Inc. of Stayton, OR is removing and replacing 31 piles, among other services for the local Port of Brookings Harbor improvement project funded through the legislature.

Pacific Pile and Marine of Seattle is between construction phases in building Alaska's new Petroleum and Cement Terminal. Work breaks during now-completed Phase 1 included whale watching.

Sealevel Construction installed a water control structure for the Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District in Assumption Parish, LA; see the crews working at warp speed in this time-lapse video.

APE equipment spotted driving sheets in St. Louis at historic Merchants Bridge.

Consolidated Pipe & Supply provided product for the future Mazda/Toyota manufacturing facility in Huntsville, AL, a $2.3 billion project bringing 4,000+ jobs to the region.

GeoQuip, Inc. provided a hammer and crane for a $112 million, federally funded project to mitigate flooding as part of the Ohio Creek Watershed Project in Norfolk, VA.

JD Fields steel tonnage reaches jobsites across America; in the east, sheets are dual-purposed for a Bronx, NY affordable housing project and out west they constitute an underground garage in Seattle.

L.B. Foster is named supplier for infrastructure products in a new Dallas mass transit line; while it won't be available to IFCEE attendees in March, it is scheduled to complete in 2022. 

American Engineering Testing (AET) facilitates your Southbound 35 desires; crews are finishing the I35W Minnesota River Bridge project which included dynamic pile testing.

D.W. Kozera, Inc. performs dynamic pile testing at Philadelphia's New Falls Road Bridge.

Soil Consultants, Inc. has completed inspection and testing services for the new Charleston Tech Center.

Giving back:
Boh Bros. supports TD! Research through sponsorship of New Orleans One Walk.

GeoStructures, Inc. was among businesses in Northern Virginia supporting local charities through the Rotary Club's golf outing; also partners with Ampersand Pantry Project for a Winter Coat Drive.

GROUP Deep Foundations' parent company sent a team and a platinum sponsorship for the annual Shell Norco United Way Golf Tournament benefitting local charitable organizations.

Koppers Inc. provides staff a new resource to address pandemic-borne challenges that working parents face; it offers a series of engagement opportunities with medical and education professionals.

Company Wrench in Ohio recognizes the veterans on staff, treats them to a Veterans Day lunch.

Deep South Construction of Belle Chasse, LA delivered an appreciation lunch to Plaquemines Parish President Kirk Lepine and others in the local government including sheriff's deputies, fire and EMS.

EMC Engineering Services, Inc. staff danced in the street in a show of support for the local business community in Central Georgia, after joining the Thomaston-Upson Chamber of Commerce.

MRCE is among donors to the AEC scholarship fund presented to students by the Society of American Military Engineers NYC Post; other PDCA members on the list: Dewberry, Kiewit.

S&ME staff in Charlotte volunteered on an Adopt-A-Stream program; they removed 40+ tires, among other garbage from a small Carolina creek.

Terracon awards $5,000 grant to Cal-Poly University to promote women in engineering.

UES supports Osceola County, FL schools through participation in Kids Golf Classic.
Look Who Made the News!
Engineering Management Institute Podcast features a discussion with John Grillo, P.E., project executive with Keller, who shares experience and advice in ground improvement techniques.

The Preconstruction Podcast speaks with Colleen Martindale, civil estimating director at McCarthy, about jobsite tech, team building and women in construction.

Canadian Dirt airs a segment about a habitat restoration in Vancouver by Pacific Pile & Marine.

NJ.com covered the Raritan Bay Bridge replacement groundbreaking as George Harms Construction Co. prepares for the job. Gov. Phil Murphy said the final product will alleviate commuters' "headaches."

KTVB-7 of Boise reports on the completion of Hubble Hero House, built with donated materials and labor from local companies. The local subsidiary of Utah-based Sunroc provided the concrete.

CNBC "Closing Bell" hosts Nucor CEO Leon Topalian who discusses steel's future under a new Presidential Administration.

Rochester Women Magazine features Julie Herrera-Lemler of Braun Intertec Corp. 

St. Louis Post-Dispatch covered the 2020 transition that Missouri-based Trinity Products made from sole proprietorship to employee ownership; former owner Robert Griggs quoted.

Triangle Business Journal names S&ME among largest, private entities in Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill.

"What's Crackin?" Alaska's Earthquake e-News features Thomas Keatts, P.E. of Shannon & Wilson.
People on the Move
The monthly round-up:
  • Josh Posey assumes the role of area manager, South Carolina at GeoStructures, Inc.; Perren Palpant is the new project manager in the firm's Purcellville, VA offices.
  • Rowena Amelung at McCarthy promoted to director of business development Central Region, Matt McMullan to VP operations and Aaron Reddy to project director both Southern Region.
  • Brandon Mullens joins DarkHorse Industries as an operator, marketing assistant in Houston.
  • Garrett Hogencamp joins operations at HPSI, a division of GeoQuip, based in Kansas City.
  • Tom Biggs elevates to president of tubular products at JD Fields & Company, Inc. in Houston; Ty Samples is selected as the new general manager of tubular sales.
  • Ryan Benson, P.E. joins Braun Intertec in Hibbing, MN.
  • John Starke, P.E. is the new senior geotech at the St. Paul, MN offices of AET, Inc.
  • David Vovak, P.E. joins ECS Limited as VP/office manager in Cleveland.
  • John Kuka to lead business development at Chicago office of Engineered Rigging.
  • Jon Rodriguez brings 30+ years of financial management experience to become CFO at GeoEngineers, Inc. in Washington.
  • Uyen "Wynn" Le, Michael Ulmgren, Cameron Klatt are the newest faces at PND Engineers.
  • Clark Construction VP Mick Mizell retires after 50 years and numerous high-profile renovation projects in the Mid-Atlantic region. Congratulations and best wishes!

Recognitions:  
In sympathy: We regret to inform you of the passing of the following PDCA members. Each will be remembered in an upcoming PileDriver magazine.

Erich Pitz, president of McMullen & Pitz in Manitowoc, WI since 1997, passed-away in October.

Tom Willey, general manager of Shoreline Steel in Massachusetts, passed-away in November.

Elmer Richards, former senior partner at MRCE, has passed at age 90.
PDCA's Wide World of Sports
Balfour Betty US is selected to build a new Basketball Performance Center at Jacksonville University.  The Florida school was a March Madness Cinderella Story 50 years ago when it was runner up to UCLA in the NCAA Tournament.

The Dodgers downed the Rays and claimed the 2020 World Series Title. If you tuned in to the Fall Classic in Dallas, you saw great images of the new Globe Life Field Keller contributed to the build.

Were crews visited by the spirits of late greats Frank Robinson and Johnny Unitas? The superstars once dazzled crowds at Baltimore's Memorial StadiumD.W. Kozera performed a geotechnical investigation on the site where the storied structure once stood, soon to be home to a medical facility.

Fresh out of college, he traded his Auburn University football helmet for a construction hard-hat. Years later, he found himself back at Jordan-Hare Stadium lighting up the scoreboard, without moving a football. In 2015, alum and Morris-Shea Bridge Company, Inc. VP Richard Shea donated installation services for a new scoreboard to the university.

Two-time Super Bowl champ Charlie Batch, a retired Steelers QB, participated in a November meeting of the Koppers Inc. Inclusion & Diversity Committee.
 
While the scope of his past work is unclear, we share documentation that Andy Walters, P.E. of American Engineering Testing "managed projects" at The Frozen Tundra, a.k.a. Lambeau Field.
 
In November's A Pile of News, we credited members who were involved in the new Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, home of NFL's Raiders. Add Atlas Tube to the list of suppliers on this project.

Quotable: Caldwell Marine president Roly Acosta (former Princeton football player) shares an inspirational quote; click here for the heartbreaking backstory: "Sometimes we choose our challenges, and at other times our challenges choose us." Travis Roy, 1975-2020.
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Safety Precautions Paramount at November DFDTA Program

DFDTA to be offered twice in 2021


Orlando FL (November 13, 2020): A small group of engineers convened in Orlando in November to take part in the Deep Foundation Dynamic Testing and Analysis seminar (DFDTA), a program and proficiency test offered twice a year from PDCA and Pile Dynamics, Inc. (PDI.) 

Due to ongoing health concerns related to COVID-19, PDCA and PDI strictly adhered to Federal recommendations to ensure a safe and successful event for attendees. Social distancing was accommodated, face masks were required when they were unseated and the hotel implemented new cleanliness protocols throughout the public facilities and guest rooms.

The program consisted of a one-day seminar titled Deep Foundation Integrity Testing and Wave Equation Analysis and a two-day workshop titled High Strain Dynamic Foundation Testing. On the third-day, PDCA administered the Dynamic Measurement and Analysis Proficiency Test, a 90-minute, multiple-choice exam on the theory of Wave Mechanics, Case Method (PDA) equations, data quality assessment, data interpretation and basic CAPWAP analysis.

If you missed the 2020 DFDTA programs, PDCA and PDI are planning to offer the course twice in 2021; the three-day program returns to Orlando over the dates of March 8-10, 2021 at the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando Airport Hotel. Register here. Also, stay tuned for information about a second DFDTA in Fall 2021 in Cleveland, OH.
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