PDCA of the Northeast Chapter Sporting Clay Shoot

Sporting shooters from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and beyond gathered June 14th for the 5th Annual PDCA Northeast Chapter Sporting Clay Shoot at Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays in Coplay, Pa. The popular event attracted 75 PDCA members and their guests. Groups of four shooters rotated through several shooting stations positioned throughout the sprawling and often challenging course. Following the action in the field, the participants retreated to the facility's banquet hall for awards and a luncheon. Some winners of the Sporting Clay Shoot contests included Brian Jecker of Dewberry Engineers, who was named Best Male shooter; Diane Jecker of Dewberry Engineers who was Best Female shooter; and Theresa Engler of the Deep Foundations Institute, who was crowned Worst Shooter.
The PDCA Northeast Chapter thanks all participants for their support of the Scholarship Fund, and the following sponsors who made the annual event possible:
International Construction Equipment Event Sponsor
R. Kremer & Son Marine Contractors, LLC Cigar Sponsor
Linde-Griffith Construction Company Lunch Sponsor
Shooting Station Sponsors:
CZM US
ECA
George Harms Construction Company
Hammer & Steel, Inc.
Hoffman Equipment Company
International Construction Equipment
John B. Wright Agency
Junttan
Linde-Griffith Construciton Company
NUCOR Skyline
R. Kremer & Son Marine Contractors, LLC
Weeks Marine

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Industry
News

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 dbrodnax@servicesteel.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.

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PDCA Members

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.

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201920 Piling Industry Events Guide

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.

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Membershipbenefits of PDCA and its local chapters

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.

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Committee Chairs & Members

Associate Member Council
Chair: Diane Fischer, Pile Dynamics, Inc.Phone: 216-831-6131dfischer@pile.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: 843-763-7736kingpiledrive@aol.com
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. 101pcunningham@iceusa.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: 713-210-9323gmcshane@servicesteel.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: 910-452-1145jboyd@bbiius.com
Co-Chair: Scott Callaway, Cajun Deep FoundationsPhone: 225-753-5857scottc@cajunusa.com
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: 713-210-9323gmcshane@servicesteel.org
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: 504-821-2400dbiggers@bohbros.com
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: 718-786-6557alex.filotti@skanska.comCo-Chair: Richard Kalson, Benesch LawPhone: 614-223-9380rkalson@beneschlaw.com
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: 513-825-8100dkeller@goettle.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

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PDCA 20192020
Officers and Directors

PDCA Officers
PresidentScott CallawayCajun Industries, LLCBaton Rouge, La.scottc@cajunusa.com
Vice PresidentJason Moore Palmetto Pile DrivingCharleston, S.C.jason@palmettopiledriving.com
SecretaryKarl Higgins, P.E. CS Mid-Atlantic, LLCChantilly, Va.khiggins@ecslimited.com
TreasurerScott Webster, P.E. GL Engineers, Inc.Charlotte, N.C.swebster@grlengineers.com
Immediate Past PresidentLarry MooreGeoStructures, Inc.Purcellville, Va.lmoore@geoconstructors.com
Executive DirectorFrank T. PetersPile Driving Contractors AssociationOrange Park, Fla.frank@piledrivers.org
PDCA Directors 
Kutaa MansfieldPacific Pile and MarineSeattle, Wash.kustaa@pacificpile.com
Brian HeckRichard Goettle, Inc.Cincinnati, Ohiobheck@goettle.com
Emmett WaggenspackCoastal Bridge Co., LLCBaton Rouge, La.waggenspacke@coastalbridge.com
Doug KellerRichard Goettle, Inc.Cincinnati, Ohiodkeller@goettle.com
Jay BoydBalfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc.Wilmington, N.C.jboyd@bbiius.com
Erich KremerR. Kremer & Sons Marine ContractorsBrick, N.J.kremermarine@comcast.net
Kevin GourguesPatriot Deep FoundationsBaton Rouge, La.keving@patriot-construction.com
Rich AndersonEquipment Corp of AmericaAldan, Pa.randerson@ecanet.com
Rob BradenSkyline Steel Co.Springfield, Va.Robert.braden@skylinesteel.com
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.

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Pile Driving is More than Meets the Eye

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.

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Cultivating Driven Pile Education

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 news@piledrivers.org. 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."

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CONTENTS

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

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