A Pile of News - August 2022

A Pile of News: August 2022
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
Originally sent August 1, 2022
Topping the Pile this month...August is HUGE at PDCA as the 2022 Project of the Year Award winners will be revealed in Issue 4 of PileDriver magazine, coming to your inbox and mailbox in mere weeks. Sorry, but this publication contains NO leaks...gotta wait for PileDriver!

Speaking of awards The highly decorated Little Island Park off Midtown Manhattan was not entered into the POY Awards, but PDCA members on the job like Trevcon Construction, Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers and Weeks Marine prove to be key ambassadors for the industry. The Smithsonian Channel features an insightful analysis of the pile driving for this project on How Did They Build That? Through this program, we found a connection between pile driving and blockbuster movie 'Top Gun: Maverick'!
 
With her COVID-postponed wedding complete, join us in congratulating PileDriver and A Pile of News publisher Jill Harris, who finally married Erik Hansen on June 30...PHOTOS. Not sure how Erik likes it, but based on her endorsement deal, it'll be A&W Whistle Dogs for supper the whole first year!
From the Association & Chapters
Mark Your Calendars:
Chapter/Regional News:
  • PDCA Northeast Chapter 7th Annual Sporting Clays took place July 22 at Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays in Coplay, PA. The competitive shooting event attracted dozens from the region and Danielle Chiolo of Nucor Skyline won a special award as announced in the PHOTO coverage. 
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  • The PDCA Texas Chapter and other partners joined J.D. Fields & Company to provide a free technical seminar in Houston in July. It explored design, construction and production of geostructures, unique to ports. PDCA member-presenters were J.D. Fields, Lloyd Engineering, McCarthy Builders and GeoQuip/HPSI. Attendees received 3.5 PDHs and a piling data packet.
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  • The PDCA Texas Chapter also hosted a mixer at Weights and Measures in Houston on July 28. The networking event featured a presentation from Brandon Phetteplace of GRL Engineers about load testing and quality control of pile foundations. PHOTOS
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  • The Foundation and Marine Contractors of New England held their 87th Annual golf outing in July in Framingham, MA. Brad Roberts of GZA GeoEnvironmental and Drew Floyd of Keller each stepped away from long-held officer positions with the organization. PDCA was proud to be an event sponsor and join the group for the golf, banquet and awards. PHOTOS.

Industry News:
  • NCCCO announces faster scoring for practical examination administrators by moving the existing paper recording system to a tablet. The transition is expected by the end of 2022.
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  • South Carolina Ports, a big source of pile driving work for PDCA shops like Cape Romain Contractors, Palmetto Pile Driving, Parker Marine Contracting, S.J. Hamill Construction, Soil Consultants, Inc., Insight Group, Terracon, ICE, Inc. and others makes news. Barbara Melvin elevates from COO to president/CEO, becoming the first woman to lead a top 10 U.S. container port. Said Taylor Johnson of SCI, "SC Ports will continue to flourish under her leadership."
Congratulations, Keith Meitzler with Equipment Corporation of America,
you are this month's winner! Send an email to marian@piledrivers.org before
the end of the month to claim your prize!
News from PDCA Companies
Acquisitions & Expansions:
Governmental Relations:
Recognitions:
Giving Back:
  • Bowen Engineering Corporation dispatched a team to Windsor Village Park in Indianapolis to volunteer on a park restoration project, part of the company's Day of Service.
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  • Weeks Marine, Inc. staff participated in a beach cleanup at New Jersey's Sandy Hook, which coincides with a new sustainability program they've adopted. In addition, beach protection compliments a nearby maintenance project they're performing on a federal navigation channel.
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  • GeoEngineers, Inc. Day of Giving program inspired staffers Bailey DuPont, Virginia Trudel, Matt McGavick, Sue Bator and Ally Suding to donate expertise to a Chelsea, MA park development.
People on the Move
Transitions:
  • Larry Moore ascends to the helm at GeoStructures, Inc. Moore is a past president of PDCA when he served a one-year term in 2018. At GeoStructures, he succeeds Mike Cowell as president/CEO; Cowell joins the board of the parent company. Meantime, Ben Lay, P.E. and Stewart Staton are promoted to regional vice presidents at the Terratest subsidiary. Valerie Merida, P.E., ENV SP, and Tom Prozinski also elevate.
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  • Scott Webster, P.E. rises to president at GRL Engineers. The treasurer for the PDCA Board of Directors succeeds Pat Hannigan, P.E., who opts for a part-time role with the firm.
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  • Fred Fuchs retires after 40 years with Boh Bros. in New Orleans. The outgoing VP did some math on his way out and calculated $10B in projects reviewed and 225 personnel supervised. Impressive stats for an impressive career, thanks for advancing the driven pile, Fred!
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  • Steve Fike is a new grade foreman at Conti Civil, LLC in North Carolina.
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  • Keith P. Nelson promoted to senior principal at ECS Mid-Atlantic and Matthew Sloan named assistant regional manager at ECS Limited in Florida. Victor McDuffee, P.E. also joins the firm. Licensed in seven states, the Illinois grad will operate from Raleigh, NC.
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  • Reynaldo Abreu, Carmen Olazabal, Roberto Vasquez named South Florida office of EXP. The veteran consultants bring extensive port, marine, rail, bridge and more experience to the firm.
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  • Kristen Daly, Matthew Jennette, Robert Magyar all promoted to associate at Geo-Technology Associates, Inc. Wayne Gibbs joins the firm as licensed P.E.
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  • Lucas Miller tapped to fill the role of health and safety manager at GeoEngineers in Spokane.
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  • Jemel Thompson to join the Grand Rapids, MI office of GZA GeoEnvironmental.
  • Clarence Droze onboards at S&ME, Inc. in Charleston, SC; Alexandria Smith in Chattanooga.
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  • John Hall joins Southern Earth Sciences' Florida team in Tallahassee, while Joseph McLemore and Howell Logan onboard with the Panama City office.

Recognitions:
In Sympathy:
  • Sidney O. Dewberry passed away in July. The founder of Dewberry, the highly respected consulting firm bearing his name, is remembered for starting a "single-office, six-person civil engineering and surveying practice in Virginia" in 1956. The firm became a nationwide consulting enterprise with more than 2,000 employees and 50 offices from coast to coast.
On the Job
ASAP Group installs sheet piling to form a cutoff wall for an intake/discharge structure at the west basin storage reservoir near Lake Okeechobee, all part of Florida's plan for Everglades restoration.
 
Blue Iron Foundation and Shoring breaks out the Giken to assist a rehabilitation and installation project in Huntington Beach, CA for a new flood wall on the Talbert Canal.
 
Foundation Constructors was "driving the piles all the way to bedrock" for Tidal House, a residential high-rise that will be just one component of a brand-new San Francisco neighborhood.
 
Kokosing leads a JV on Phase 3 of the new lock in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. The USACE awarded the initial contract at $1.068B. Construction begins this summer on a new lock chamber and wall rehab.
 
RJ Gorman Marine Construction has a piling crew on the calm waters of Florida's Gulf Coast; the team uses an ICE® International Construction Equipment hammer to drive a steel H-pile.
 
Sealevel Construction completed one of the largest flood control structures in the U.S. The Bayou Chene installation brings flood protection to six south Louisiana parishes. The $80M structure will combat backwater flooding from the Atchafalaya River and safeguards approximately 30K residents.
 
GeoEngineers, Inc. had a team performing geotechnical services at the former Suffolk Downs in Boston.
 
J.D. Fields & Company, Inc. dispatched 50K lineal feet of U.S., 8.625" x .500w steel pipe for installation on the jobsite of the Nome, AK airport rehabilitation.
 
Triad Metals International supplied 60K square feet of PZC 26 sheet pile from existing stock for installation at the Fort Wayne, IN Deep Dewatering Pump Station and tunnel project.
 
GEOKON fulfilled a unique job involving Egypt's wonderous pyramids; the instrumentation developer sent a large order of devices for Metro Line project linking Cairo to the Giza Pyramid Complex.
 
Geo-Technology Associates, Inc. (GTA) contributes to the newest iteration of the Great Wolf Lodge, an expansive indoor waterpark brand popping up around U.S. markets. The firm provides geotechnical engineering, testing and construction observation for the forthcoming, Perryville, MD location. 
Media Hits
Bloomberg Law features a contractor trend toward chin straps for hard hats. Safety head at Clark Construction Kris Manning says it has been their standard since 2017, and estimates 25% of subs voluntarily use them. SVP Keith McCoy at Balfour Beatty says they move to mandatory chin straps this summer.
 
News2-TV, Charleston, SC follows the lead of the most recent PileDriver magazine and features its version of the cover story on Conti Civil, LLC's job. The Spring/Fishburne Drainage Project in the historic city eliminates flooding at a major intersection, which, according to Charleston Mayor Tecklenburg, is a "world class drainage project." 
 
Signal Soundings carries an article authored by Russ Morris, the VP of risk management at Russell Marine LLC, that takes an in-depth look at Safety Management Systems (SMS). Extra, extra! There's more! The Vindicator of Liberty, TX puts the company on the front page, above the fold in its coverage of construction for the new Union Pacific Railroad Bridge northeast of Houston.
Notes from the Field
Put a ring on it A suggestion that J. Fletcher Creamer & Sons has embraced. As part of its program that provides lunches for employees during summer months, a company office in Maryland had onion rings on their menu. A social media post designed for employee recruitment shows a happy group posing with the shiny rings (which likely shine because of grease 😉).

Not ready for prime-time players (but they're close!) Apex Steel Pipe & Piling runs a unique internship program that incorporates a vintage SNL theme, a black-tie-only dress code, onsite golf practice and a masterful TikTok campaign, among other things. Check out Coneheads, which has a webpage, guest speaker series and short social media videos by executive producer Blake Barineau.

So Biff wants to be a Buff History enthusiasts might be interested to learn that Canal Barge Company recently transported a very special relic from WWII. The patrol-torpedo boat PT-305 has been fully restored to its original specs and brought back to life as an initiative of the WWII Museum in New Orleans. The marine transporter delivered the vessel back to the museum for permanent display.

What sells and what is sold to us is youth Regarded as the first planned city in the U.S., New Haven, CT thought it was time for new billboards. Crews obtained an ICE® International Construction Equipment vibro to install dozens of 48" x 108' columns to display the ads along I-95. Being the birthplace of hamburgers, lollipops, frisbees,and more, New Haven has plenty of homegrown goods for the marketplace.

With July 2022 and the All-Star Break in the books, we want to throw a little more love at a fun and productive summer month. Did you know that the home of the AL East-leading Yankees (at the time of this writing), Yankee Stadium contains pipe piles from Atlas Tube's parent company? Another note, the month started with a couple big holidays for the U.S. and Canada, which we referenced in this space on July 1. But Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction played the TikTok Taught Me game to inform us about a big holiday in Utah on July 24, which we missed...so Happy Belated Pioneer Day!

Now we are in the dog days of summer. If you're a Georgia fan and anticipating a repeat championship, you may call them the Dawg Days, since football kicks off in late August. (For good measure, David Price at Linde-Griffith calls for Delaware in the FCS).  Before you get too comfortable in front of your TV or at your tailgate parties, don't forget to update your PDCA account so that your company appears as you intend in the 2023 PDCA Membership Directory. We need any employee, contact or other revisions completed at your earliest convenience, but by Sept. 30 at the latest.
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Texas Chapter Delivers Back-to-Back July Events

The PDCA Texas Chapter held two, major July events in consectutive weeks. To end the month, members gathered for a "Mixer" at Weights and Measures in Houston on the evening of July 28th. In addition to networking and refreshments, attendees were provided with a technical program for industry education on important, geotechnical engineering principles. Brandon Phetteplace, PE (pictured, left) of GRL Engineers, Inc. delivered a short program in which he outlined considerations for load testing and quality control of pile foundations.

Chapter President Brandon Bicknell (pictured, right) of Russell Marine LLC introduced Phetteplace after remarking on PDCA business as it relates to the international organization as well as the local Chapter.

The new, Houston-based group is just month into existence and has since held two networking events, adopted a formal logo, developed a LinkedIn page and launched a quarterly e-newsletter. Membership in the Chapter continues to grow each week. If you are not a member of the PDCA Texas Chapter, you are encouraged to enroll in the group, today. To join, please CLICK HERE to be directed to the enrollment form.

Here are some additional photos from the July 28th "Mixer" at Weights and Measures in Houston.

Photo Credits for "Mixer": Kyrsten Garcia

The week prior to the "Mixer," the PDCA Texas Chapter was one of several partners with JD Fields & Company, Inc., which held The Houston Ports Seminar: Design & Construction of High Modulus Port Marine Geostructures on July 19th at the Fields' local offices. The half-day seminar featuring seven technical presentations from various stakeholders in the industry enabled attendees to earn up to 3.5 PDH's.

Several PDCA members were among the seminar presenters, including Dean Abbondanza and Alwyn McDowall of JD Fields, Temi Kusemiju of Lloyd Engineering, Inc. Adeel Malik and Kyle Plaisance of McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. and Chris Lowe and Garrett Hogancamp of GeoQuip, Inc.

Scenes from the July 19th seminar:


Photo Credits: JD Fields & Company LinkedIn page

Posted in Chapter News.

Social Media Users - Are you Hashtagging Your Posts with #PDCADriven?


Be like Jordan Pile Driving; use #PDCADriven on social media and win PDCA Bucks good for logo merch and education resources.

The monthly newsletter from PDCA, A Pile of News, announces one winner each month, of an ongoing contest for members who use social media. If you post to your company LinkedIn or Facebook sites, and your company is a member of PDCA, make sure to include the following hashtag at the end of each post you develop:  #PDCADriven. Even if you are not posting for your PDCA member company, rather posting on your personal page, you can still use that same hashtag to be eligible in this contest.

We have established that this is a monthly contest, but what do you win? The winner each month is announced in A Pile of News and is provided with instructions to contact the PDCA offices to retrieve your prize. It is a coupon for $50 in PDCA Bucks, good for logo merchandise or other materials available in The PDCA Store.

The nature of the post that contains #PDCADriven does not factor into determination of winners; this is a random drawing on a monthly basis. Jordan Pile Driving was the winner announced in the May 2022; they correctly used the hashtag in a post about OSHA. See below:

Other winners of the hashtag contest in 2022 include Foundation Constructors, GeoQuip, Tim Dutton from Junttan, Equipment Corporation of America, Jason Moore of Palmetto Pile Driving, and Phong Saphon of Fugro. See the following collection of winning hashtag announcements, as originally announced in A Pile of News. (Subscribe to A Pile of News by entering your email in the prompt at the bottom of www.PileDrivers.org.)

Here is a collection of the winning announcements of 2022 #PDCADriven winners:



 
 

GeoQuip 'Drives 'Em Deep' for Norfolk Event



PDCA thanks all registrants to-date, who plan to attend "Networking in Norfolk," a FREE event coming August 11th. If you haven't registered for the happy hour-style, PDCA program taking place at Benchtop Brewing Company from 5:00-7:00 PM EDT in Norfolk, VA, you still have time to secure your spot. Space is extremely limited thanks to significant interest in this informational and social event. To register, CLICK HERE.

"Networking in Norfolk" has also garnered strong support from the sponsor community. Two levels of sponsorship are offered, and most available spots have been filled. Leading the way is GeoQuip which secured the 'Drive 'Em Deep' sponsorship early in the planning stages. And to top that off, the company will provide all attendees with a parting gift, appropriate for any beer drinker. PDCA truly values the support from GeoQuip.

A second level of sponsorship has also brought forth significant support for the pile driving industry. Those who have secured 'Sure, I'll Pitch In' sponsorships are; American Equipment & Fabricating Corp., Atlantic Metrocast, Inc., ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC, Equipment Corporation of America, Fay Southeast, ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc., Liebherr, and M.T. Kaye Steel LLC. Thanks to the generous support of all of these members of the pile driving community, "Networking in Norfolk" will be a great opportunity for all attendees to meet with industry peers in a relaxed atmosphere.

During the FREE event, PDCA will deliver attendees a short presentation with an update on the association business, future events and membership and Chapter development opportunities. Once again, there is still time to register, but this event is filling up quickly. CLICK HERE to ensure your spot.

Thank You Sponsors For:




Scenes From the Northeast Chapter, 7th Annual Sporting Clays


The 2022 edition of the PDCA Northeast Chapter Sporting Clays event is in the books, and the winner of the 'Sun's Out, Guns Out' Award went to Danielle Chiolo of Nucor Skyline! No, this was not an actual award at the July 22nd outing which took place at Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays in Coplay, PA, however Danielle did earn hardware as Best Female Shooter, as presented by Matt Scerbak, Chapter Promotions Officer and representative from Associated Pile and Fitting.

Several dozen marksmen and women from throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and beyond participated in the seventh annual event that featured food, fellowship and competitive shooting on one of the region's most unique courses. Teams of four followed the trail through various shooting stations and kept score on their performance at each. At the end of the competition, participants gathered for networking, lunch and refreshments and applauded various award winners from the day. (A full list was not yet available at the time this was published.)

The PDCA Northeast Chapter thanks all food and shooting station sponsors for their generosity and all participants for making the trek to the rural hamlet just north of Philadelphia for the clay shooting adventure. The Chapter invites you to consider competing in this event next year, watch PDCA for future announcements. 



(Photo Credits: Bobby Ramic, Frank Peters)

Posted in Chapter News.

PDCA Sponsors Industry Golf Outing in New England

(Left to right: The Equipment Corporation of America team included David Sciortino, Anthony Sciortino and Patrick Mix)

PDCA was proud to be a hole sponsor and dinner guest at the Foundation & Marine Contractors Association of New England, Inc., Eighty Seventh Annual Outing, a golf and banquet event held July 18, 2022 at the Framingham Country Club in Framingham, Mass. Festivities began with check-for golfers who wanted to warm up at the driving range. All golfers were provided with a PDCA-logo, draw-string bag to carry golf balls, tees and other necessities for a day on the links. A hamburger and hot dog lunch was also available underneath the big tent near the golf cart line-up. Players teed-off promptly at 12:30 PM EDT; the capacity attendance required two foursomes for each of the 18 holes. Once the best-ball tournament was underway, each team encountered various 'challenges' throughout the course such as Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive. Following completion of the round, teams gathered back under the big tent for a cocktail party and gift distribution. Then at 7:00 PM golfers and dinner registrants gathered in a nearby banquet hall for a surf and turf dinner, the installation of new FMCA officers and awards.


Draw-string bags provided to FMCA outing participants

While numerous employees of PDCA-member companies participated in the annual event, Brad Roberts of GZA GeoEnvironmental was recognized for his 16 years of service to the FMCA as Secretary and Drew Floyd of Keller was saluted for completing his role as Treasurer for the same period of time. The two graciously embraced their retirements from FMCA. From everyone at PDCA, we congratulate Brad and Drew on a successful tenure and selfless industry advocacy. Also notable, Bob Tonning of Phoenix Foundation assumed the organization Presidency as Angelo Colesante of East Coast Slurry stepped away. 


(Brad Roberts stands at the FMCA officer's table as he departs his long tenure as Secretary)

 PDCA sends a special 'thanks' to Dario DiBona, Outing Committee Chairman, for coordinating our sponsorship and draw-string bag distribution. Also, PDCA appreciates Anthony Sciortino of Equipment Corporation of America (ECA) for finding an opening in his foursome to enable staff to play golf. Finally, PDCA enjoyed the opportunity to join the table with American Equipment & Fabrication, including Charlie Booth, Ben Peel, Bill Wilbur, Joe Gelardi and Pat Griffin during dinner and awards.  


(The team from American Equipment and Fabricating, Corp.)


(The banquet portion of the FMCA 87th Outing appeared to be a standing-room only event!)

Common Thread Between 'Top Gun: Maverick' and Pile Driving


A summer blockbuster at movie theaters this year has been the long-awaited sequel to 1980's classic "Top Gun." Lead actor in the original flick, Tom Cruise, co-produces and stars in the action-packed, continuation of the story about an outspoken fighter pilot. Titled Top Gun: Maverick, moviegoers have been flocking to theaters this summer to see what, to date, is the top grossing motion picture of 2022.

So, what does any of this have to do with pile driving??? With the help of the gentleman pictured above, actor Jay Ellis, the tried-and-true method of effective and reliable deep foundation construction gets significant, international exposure on cable television. He is Lt. Reuben 'Payback' Fitch in Top Gun: Maverick, but he is also the host of "How Did They Build That?," a popular program on the Smithsonian Channel. The first episode of the second season of that program gives viewers an in-depth analysis of a remarkable, driven pile project. 

PDCA member Weeks Marine was among a long list of construction professionals who had a role in the urban marvel known as Little Island Park, and "How Did They Build That?" spends considerable time discussing project components, particularly the pile driving installation. Viewers will see Weeks' machinery and crews in-action during the build. But that's not all! Other PDCA members Trevcon Construction and Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers (MRCE) were among those also on the construction roster for what is dubbed the 'floating park' off Midtown Manhattan in New York City. The project brings an innovative and rare greenspace to the largest city in the U.S., and it has deservedly earned considerable recognition throughout the engineering and construction communities, the Big Apple, and now thanks to a cable TV hit, a worldwide audience of curious viewers. PDCA congratulates all members who were involved in the development of Little Island Park.

Click here to watch the "How Did They Build That?" feature on a driven pile project, from the Smithsonian Channel.

PDI Celebrating 50 Years of Piling Instrumentation Innovation


Don't miss the newest issue of PileDriver magazine which includes an article marking the 50th anniversary of Pile Dynamics, Inc. (PDI), a Cleveland-based developer and manufacturer of instrumentation that has revolutionized the deep foundations industry over five decades. Two of the company's three founders co-author the chronicle of PDI history, starting with the vision of the late George Goble, who, with his research team of Frank Rausche and Garland Likins, developed a prototype of a Pile Driving Analyzer in the early 1970's. From there, Rausche and Likins take the reader through the years which brought the company international marketability, a product line ever-increasing in sophistication, a division which has matured into a full service geotechnical engineering firm, and significant growth in both personnel and facilities. The story of PDI represents true success in entrepreneurship, collaboration, dedication, creativity, innovation and savvy. PDCA congratulates PDI on a half century of excellence.

Click here to read Pile Dynamics, Inc. Driving Half a Century in Remarkable Progress in Deep Foundation Quality Assurance in the digital edition of PileDriver magazine.

PDI has long been a valued supporter of the driven pile industry and PDCA. Here a just a few photos from PDCA files depicting PDI participating in deep foundations industry events.


Texas Chapter Sets July 28th Event, Launches Quarterly Newsletter


Did you miss the March 'Mixer' from the PDCA Texas Chapter, but want to participate in future events?
Mark your calendar because on July 28, 2022, the PDCA Texas Chapter is hosting a 'Mixer' in central Houston. Members and others in the Texas pile driving industry will gather at Weights & Measures at 2808 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77004. In addition to a networking opportunity, the event will also feature a presentation of interest to the professionals involved with the construction of driven pile-based deep foundations. More details, as well as registration information, will become available on this website and to subscribers of PDCA Texas Chapter emails.

What? You're not on the PDCA Texas Chapter email list?
Stay on top of news and information specific to the driven pile industry in Texas. The PDCA Texas Chapter invites you to subscribe to the email list which will ensure you receive important announcements and invitations to group activity. Additionally, the Chapter has launched a Quarterly Newsletter dedicated to advancing the driven pile in Texas. Check out the first Quarterly Newsletter sent to Chapter members and other subscribers in June 2022. If you would like to receive the Newsletter and other announcements from the PDCA Texas Chapter, click the button below to become a subscriber:


So, you want to become a member of the PDCA Texas Chapter?
If you are a pile driving professional in Texas or maintain business ties to the Lone Star State, consider supporting the driven pile industry, specifically in this important market. Members gain access to localized educational opportunities, a key network of contractors, suppliers and geotechnical engineers, and opportunities for leadership in the regional and global pile driving industry. Your support ensures that the driven pile maintains a strong and respected standing in the Texas marketplace for years to come.

 

Posted in Chapter News.

Northeast Chapter: 7th Annual Sporting Clays, July 22nd


Are you a recreational, or even competitive shooter? Coming July 22, 2022 to Coplay, PA is the 7th Annual Sporting Clays shooting event from the PDCA Northeast Chapter. Contactors, suppliers, civil engineers and other stakeholders in the pile driving industry throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas gather each year for this event featuring networking, fellowship and fun.

Registration is now open for the event which begins promptly at 8:00 AM EDT at Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays (2750 Limestone Street, Coplay, PA 18037) and lasts through 3:00 PM. Shooters will descend into the scenic course featuring shooting stations for competitors of varying abilities. The event concludes with a lunch for all participants, during which awards will be presented for exciting challenges they encountered throughout the course. 

PDCA members are encouraged to attend this exciting event; click the button below to reserve your spot at the PDCA Northeast Chapter: 7th Annual Sporting Clays:

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