South Carolina Chapter News

PDCA South Carolina Awards Scholarship at Quaterly Dinner

February 5, 2019


Congratulations to Brent Bachelor, a Cadet at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina who is the winner of the 2018-2019 Mac Nigels Scholarship from PDCA of South Carolina. He recieved a $2000 award and was recognized during the Chapter's First Quarterly Dinner Meeting for 2019. Several faculty and students from The Citadel attended in support of Cadet Bachelor. Chapter Board Member Scott Nigels (pictured) presented Bachelor with a plaque denoting the award named for Citadel alumnus and PDCA Member, the late McLeod 'Mac' Nigels.

The Quarterly Dinner took place at Charleston's Town & Country Inn and included a reception, a buffet dinner and an industry presentation. Attendees heard "A Concrete Subcontractors Perspective on Driven Piles vs. Drilled" by Skylar Ashby of Palmetto Concrete Group. As a general contractor and subcontractor, Mr. Ashby has a keen understanding and unique perspective on the benefits and pitfalls of drilled and driven piles. Audience members actively participated in a question and answer session with Mr. Ashby following his presentation. The Chapter sends it's gratitude to meeting sponsors, which included: ECA, Koppers, Nucor Skyline, Essve Tech, Palmetto Pile Driving, Parker Marine Contracting Corp and Van Smith Concrete.



South Carolina Chapter 14th Annual Oyster Roast

January 18, 2019


PDCA of the South Carolina Chapter held their 14th annual Oyster Roast at the property of Palmetto Pile Driving in Charleston, S.C. The Friday night event was a tremendous success with 120 attendees.