(L-R) Bruce Langan, Brad Roberts
The PDCA 2023 Board of Directors has a new member; effective February 6, 2023, Bradford Roberts has filled the vacancy that was created when Bruce Langan stepped away, after serving in Association leadership for a term of two years. The Board met during the 2023 Annual Conference that took place in early February, among the business items on the agenda was the ratification of this change.
"As a geotechnical engineer serving the northeastern region of the U.S. for more than three decades, my firm has been active in PDCA for several years," said Roberts. "We have experienced unique, quality programming through conferences, technical seminars, and webinars in recent years. When I was presented the opportunity to serve on the leadership team at PDCA, I promptly accepted the challenge. Moving forward, I expect to play a role in shaping the industry and advancing the driven pile in the marketplace."
|PDCA President Brian Heck (pictured) presented Bruce Langan with a customary plaque denoting his important service to the industry; the exchange took place during one of the recognition programs at the 2023 Annual Conference. Said Bruce, of his longtime affiliation with PDCA, "It has been an honor to serve pile drivers as a member of the PDCA Board of Directors; I thank all the members who elected me to a term in leadership. Pile driving is a critical component of my career in deep foundations equipment sales and rental and I will continue to enthusiastically support PDCA and promote the driven pile."|
Frank Peters, Executive Director of PDCA, extolled both gentlemen involved in the leadership change. "Look, all Board Members, standing committee members, and Chapter leadership teams are volunteers who have very important day jobs. PDCA is extraordinarily fortunate to have such quality individuals volunteering to contribute their time and expertise toward industry advancement. Bruce has been a pleasure to work with during his time on the Board and I humbly thank him for his efforts. Meantime, my sincerest appreciation to Brad for answering the call; he will bring a high level of professionalism and expertise to the PDCA leadership."
PDCA Chapter Leadership Teams Announce Position Changes
The PDCA Northeast Chapter has experienced some changes at the helm in recent months. First, David Price has moved into the Presidency, relieving Tim Fogerty who will retain involvement in leadership as Vice President. Erich Kremer rejoins the team as the Chapter Representative to the National Board, Alex Ryberg comes on board as a Advertising/Promotions Representative, and Matthew Eastburn is the new Chapter Secretary.
To see the full leadership team at the PDCA Northeast Chapter, CLICK HERE.
Further down the eastern seaboard, the PDCA South Carolina Chapter also has new faces on the leadership team. Pete Adams takes on dual roles, one as Chapter Vice President and the other as Chapter Representative to the National Board. Then, Ric Anderson and Jim Challenger both agreed to fill vacant At-Large Board Member seats.
For a listing of the full team in South Carolina Chapter leadership, CLICK HERE.
Previously, we announced changes to the leadership teams for the Gulf Coast Chapter and the Texas Chapter.
Several staff from Koppers were on hand to support their colleague Jim Healey (third from left) who delivered a presentation on Timber Piling to the PDCA South Carolina Chapter for their first, quarterly dinner meeting of 2023. Mr. Healey's talk ranged from coatings, to pile longevity, to termites, to treatments and more; he opened the floor for audience questions, following his prepared remarks.
The evening began with a social hour and a subsequent business report to the membership assembled at the Town & Country Inn and Suites in Charleston, SC, from President John King. Attendees also enjoyed an expansive buffet of southern cookin' as they heard the presentation on timber, which qualified for a one-hour, engineering PDH.
The PDCA South Carolina Chapter thanks sponsors Koppers, Nucor Skyline, Junttan, ICE-International Costruction Equipment, Palmetto Pile Driving, Inc., and Van-Smith Concrete for making the quarterly event possible.
Attendees of the 2023 Annual Conference were treated to an oral history as told by six Past Presidents of PDCA who led the organization during unique times over the past quarter century. Billed as the Closing Keynote Session, the PDCA Past President Panel was sponsored by PDCA publications partner Lester and was simulcast via video conference to both the live and a remote audience as the February installment of the Value Driven Webinar Series.
Panelists for the one-hour event were John King (2009), Buck Darling (2011), Mark Weisz (2007), and Dave Chapman (2011 and 2017). Also serving on the panel were Wayne Waters (2004) and Jason Moore (2020) who appeared remotely. The group fielded a variety of questions that ranged from evolving market conditions, the early days of PDCA, the future of the industry, the impact of COVID on an association, and unique challenges for pile driver in different North American regions, to name a few of the subjects discussed. Executive Director Frank Peters introduced the program to the live and virtual audience and current PDCA President Brian Heck moderated the panel. The panelists also made time for a few audience questions.
The 2022 PDCA Project of the Year Awards lunch took place in front of attendees of the 2023 Annual Conference on February 9th. Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Company, a perennial award winner, sponsored the event. See photos of project teams, below:
GeoStructures, Inc. won the Land: Less Than $1M category for Matson Mill Multi-Family Condominium
Cajun Industries, LLC won Land: $1M-$5M category for Entergy LA-Gibson Substation Flood Mitigation Project
Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Co. won Land: Greater Than $5M category for
Deep Foundation for the Salt Lake City International Airport Redevelopment Program - Phase 2
Russell Marine, LLC won Marine: Greater Than $5M category for Enbridge Berth 2A Phase 3 Modifications
Richard Goettle, Inc. won Earth Retention: Greater Than $5M category for ALCOSAN North End Expansion
PND Engineers, Inc. won Associate/Engineering Affiliate Category for Taiheiyo Cement Marine Facilities
Congratulations 2022 winners! Entries are NOW OPEN for the 2023 Project of the Year Awards Program.
The winning foursome, consisting of (L-R): Joe Blair, Rich Anderson, Mark Rice, Dermot Fallon. Braggin' rights valid for one year!
Following breakfast in the Exhibit Hall, the PDCA 2023 Annual Conference formally opened at 8:15 AM on February 8th; Executive Director Frank Peters and President Brian Heck coordinated the opening ceremony and provided the capacity audience with an association update. Following their remarks, Opening Keynote speaker Jennifer Anderson of Moving Forward Solutions, Inc. delivered a one-hour presentation.
Port of Alaska Modernization - Petroleum & Cement Terminal. (Chris Lundfelt of PPM was on this job as well.)
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