A Pile of News - March 2024

A Pile of News: March 2024
A briefing on news and information from the pile driving contractors,
associated manufacturers, construction suppliers and affiliated engineers
who comprise PDCA.
By Matt Bisbee, PDCA

Originally sent March 1, 2024
Top of the Pile

Lainey said it best: YOU know a few things a man oughtta know - wishing you a happy Women in Construction Week, March 3 - 9 

March Madness is more than NCAA basketball in 2024; PDCA Chapters offer a variety of March professional development events

Join PDCA this month; 2024 dues are prorated for 10 months, AND you can still enter Project of the Year Awards. Call today! (904) 215-4771

Going to IFCEE? Register by March 31st to secure early bird pricing for the LANDMARK event
From the Association & Chapters
Mark your calendars:
  1. Today - April 5: The PDCA Project of the Year Awards program entry period closes in about a month. Submit your Land, Marine, Earth Retention, Associate/Engineer, International pile driving project(s) completed by 12/31/23 to PDCA through electronic file share.
  2. March 4 - 6: Deep Foundations Dynamic Testing & Analysis Seminar and Workshop educational collaboration with Pile Dynamics, Inc. gets new central Florida location, Lake Nona Wave Hotel Orlando. It's a one-day seminar, two-day workshop, with optional proficiency test at the end.
  3. March 6: Northeast Chapter Professional Development Course, 8A - 4P annual education event at sponsor George Harms Construction in Howell, NJ. Clydesdale Steel to host a Meet & Greet nearby at The Cabin, following the technical presentations.
  4. March 14: Gulf Coast Chapter Engineers Conference, L'Auberge Casino & Hotel, Baton Rouge biennial event features up to seven PDHs, kicks off with a Crawfish Boil on March 13 at Pointe Marie.
  5. March 14: South Carolina Chapter Driven Pile Technical Seminar, 9A - 3:30P The Citadel, Holliday Alumni Center, Charleston. Breakfast, lunch, PDH included.
  6. March 19: Texas Chapter Lunch & Learn, Hyatt Regency Baytown, 10:30A - 1:30P education event near Houston open to the industry, lunch is $50. Jody Singletary of Dunham Price and Gerry McShane of Service Steel Warehouse presenting. 
  7. April 18 - 20: Geoprofessional Business Assn Annual Conference, JW Marriott Anaheim Resort PDCA is a cooperating organization. Registration is now open.
  8. April 26: Pacific Coast Chapter Scholarship Shoot, Birds Landing, CA, 8A-2P Watch for details!
  9. May 7 - 10: International Foundations Congress & Equipment Expo (IFCEE) March 31 is the deadline for early bird registration. The event brought to you by PDCA, ADSC, DFI and G-I is at Hyatt Regency Downtown Dallas. Don't miss insightful professional development, valuable industry networking, a HUGE indoor/outdoor trade show, and more.
  10. May 10: Ceremony, 2023 Project of the Year Award winners, Hyatt Regency Dallas, 12:30P

News and PHOTOS from the PDCA Blog:
Congratulations Bill Ziadie, you are this month's winner!
Congratulations, Bill Ziadie, 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
Giving Back:
  • CNT Foundations installed piling for the Emanuel Nine Memorial in Charleston, SC, the location of deadly racial violence in 2015. It honors the nine slain church clergy members. A non-profit is developing the remembrance facility for education and healing. Other PDCA members on the job are Balfour Beatty which donated construction services and Thomas & Hutton which assisted the design team. 
  • JD Fields and Co. sponsors the Sky High For Kids, Better in Boots fundraiser for pediatric cancer research; event is a clay shoot and gala in Houston, March 7-8. Erica Ferens is co-chair. 
  • Nucor reports that the severely wounded U.S. Army veteran it sponsored has now moved into his 'forever home,' made possible through company support of the Gary Sinise Foundation.

Government Relations:
  • Orion Marine was presented a plaque from U.S. Rep. Carter as an official welcome to New Orleans, a city where the contractor has worked since 1906, and has opened its newest office.
Welcome to New Orleans, Orion Marine

Acquisitions & Expansions:
People on the Move
  • Jonathan Schmaltz elevates to director, southern region yard at McCarthy Building Co.
  • Pete Adams is the new director of operations at Palmetto Pile Driving. Also, Kelsy Nigels joins as office manager. She's granddaughter of the late Charleston civil engineering legend, Mac Nigels.
  • Caleb Michael earns promotion to field engineer at Charleston, SC-based SJ Hamill Construction.
  • David Jansinski is named new director of engineering at ESC Steel LLC.
  • Jill Bramblett joins the sales team in the northeastern U.S. for John Lawrie Tubulars.
  • Craig Bradshaw is a new addition to inside sales at Kahn Steel Co. in Kansas City, MO.
  • Edward Clark, EI, is named lead engineer at Houston-based Mammoth Carbon Products.
  • Allan Korte returns to northeast Florida to become equipment manager at Meever USA.
  • Frank Celli takes a sales position in the Gulf Coast region for Service Steel Warehouse while 30-year industry veteran Jimbo McKnight has been promoted to oversee the Midwest region.
  • Amr Sallam, PhD, PE, a recognized expert in wind turbine foundations and adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida, becomes a new principal at Ardaman & Associates.
  • Joon Park, Jay Dave named new geotechnical staff scientists at GeoEngineers, Inc., elsewhere, Chad Kean is the new health and safety manager.
  • James Tantalla, Srinivas Yenamandra and Renzo Verastegui, all elevate to associate principals at Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers in New York City. New senior associates are Andrew Klaetsch, Sung Kong, Coleen Liddy, Adam Dyer and Alex Ciamei.
  • Stephen Diem, Kristen Freiburger, Oliver Hoopes, Jason Buenker, PhD, PE, are promoted to senior associates at Shannon & Wilson; moving into associate roles at the firm are Ryan Collins, Shoshana Howard, PE, James Walters.
  • Carlos Ramirez is a new CMT in New Orleans for Southern Earth Sciences, and Dylan Sauce onboards in that position in the Mobile, AL, office. Jaren Cook is a new engineer in Mobile.

  • Tina Wolff, business development engineer at Kokosing, guest lectured graduate students at Notre Dame, examining Indiana codes and project communication.
  • Belin Wills, a former teacher, returned to the classroom with Ronnie Wills where the Aggregate Technologies team presented to Auburn University students in the American Concrete Institute.
  • Mark Gwynn retires from American Spiralweld Pipe after 37 years; Missy Hicks in inside sales assumes his PDCA membership.
  • Amy Cristiani from THI Pipe and Piling completed the 13.1 mile, Katy Half Marathon in Texas.
  • Rai Mehdiratta, PhD, celebrated 50 years at Fugro in its new Houston office, during Engineers Week; Richard Shea of Morris-Shea was among the well-wishers at the gathering.
  • Russell Nipper marked 40 years at Southern Earth Sciences in Mobile, AL, and Dennis Mitchell in Tampa, FL, secured licensure as Professional Engineer.
  • Rich Anderson, Rod Kern, Anthony Sciortino and Gordian Ulrich, all of Equipment Corporation of America get a Pile of special recognition. They showered, put on clean clothes (fancy ones, at that), combed their hair, and shined their work boots. Meet the new glitteratti!
  • Lloyd Engineering in Houston tells ECA, hold my beer. Staff stood for a photo with shiny boots on Go Texan Day, a local tradition that kicks off the Houston Rodeo. It's the glitterati, Texas style!
On the Job
Black River Solar shows a jobsite with a high number of installed piles (1,200) and LOW temperatures on a Danville, IL, winter day. The frigid solar farm is reportedly a project for the green crypto industry.
Blue Iron Foundations & Shoring installed a sheet pile shoring system with a PVE Equipment vibro for the emergency stabilization of a rail line along a segment of a public canal in San Diego, CA.
Farrell Brothers Marine Construction notched a couple 'firsts.' See photos of its new dock built in Ponte Vedra, FL; its first with a submerged bulkhead around the slip, and the first in a hammock.
Herbert F. Darling, Inc. has begun steel sheet pile installation for a new fire station coming to Ithaca, NY. Crews operate ICE, Inc. equipment to drive the sheets from both Nucor Skyline and Triad Metals.
Island Piling, Inc. teams up with UES to develop the foundation for a new custom home in SW Florida.
R. Kremer & Son Marine Contractors was in the minority of New Jersey residents to be found on a local golf course this winter; their crew installed an old wood style bulkhead at Manasquan River Golf Club.
Sealevel Construction built a railcar scale blending silo at a Garyville, LA, industrial facility. The project included the installation of a sheeted cofferdam and concrete and timber pilings.
Trevcon Construction wins a contract to drive piles for an initiative of the NYC EDC; crews will build the first and largest phase of the proposed Manhattan Greenway along the Harlem River.
Weeks Marine, Inc. lands two new projects in New York; crews will be mobilizing for the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal and the Hudson River Ground Stabilization.
Junttan supplied a flying leader and hydraulic hammer for installation of PSC piling for components in the construction of a marine oil terminal in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Geo-Technology Associates preps the jobsite for a future, five-building warehouse complex in York County, PA. The 220-acre parcel reportedly lies atop limestone bedrock, hard quartzite, phyllite and schist.
PACO Ventures supplies the new, No Shock Vibration Dampener from Antaeus. We noticed that the marketing sent in February subtly pays homage to the late Toby Keith, who country music lost last month. #RedSoloCup.
PACO Ventures No Shock Vibration Dampener from Antaeus
In the News
Engineering News Record tells the story about a surprise crews encountered in the construction of a new dock at the Port of Beaumont (TX). McCarthy Building Cos. senior project manager Robert Wood is quoted in an article about how the crew managed removal of two old docks in the way of the new build.
The Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce publishes an aerial photo of progress at the city's Pier 58 where Pacific Pile & Marine has installed decking, part of its scope as it constructs the new waterfront park.
Industry Notes:
Notes from the Field Sports Edition
Leading Off New to PDCA in 2023, Kingdom Pipe & Steel named Blake Brannon president for the Texas-based piling supplier. He has an impressive resume including Entrepreneur of the Year and 40 Under 40 honors. Digging deeper, you learn he played baseball for the L.A. Dodgers who you can watch on Opening Day (March 20), when they play the Padres in MLB's first-ever game in South Korea.
Not an international incident Favorite team day is fun in a workplace. Interpipe, Inc.-Canada staff took a day to wear their sports team gear, and they weren't all hockey or Canadian. Yes, the Maple Leafs, Capitals and Blue Jays were there, but the NBA's LA Lakers and Super Bowl champion KC Chiefs also made the cut. 

Speaking of the NFL social media delivered reminders that several PDCA members have a connection to Allegiant Stadium, the Las Vegas venue for the city's first Super Bowl which pitted the Chiefs against the 49ers. For instance, Kiewit crews have been there reworking the roads to the stadium for NDOT. Also, McCarthy was in the JV that built Allegiant Stadium, which opened in 2020. They also constructed a neighboring solar installation, which now powers the arena with renewable energy. 
You might remember we covered the college career of Rashee Rice, who just finished his rookie season for the champs from Kansas City. The former SMU Mustang (a past NIL partner of J.D. Fields & Co.) proved to be one of many offensive weapons in the OT victory; he had six receptions and two carries, to total 44 yards.
Teamwork is a key to victory Both Texas NFL teams bowed out in the playoffs, still the state produced a great story about teamwork featuring two PDCA members which worked together to serve a mutual client. Let's give a nod to Mason Construction and American Piledriving Equipment
Strange bedfellows March brings basketball fans the NCAA men's and women's tournaments. If you pick brackets, you often cheer for a team you may not like, but need the 'wins'. Strange things like this happen in pile driving, too. Charleston, SC, contractor Palmetto Pile Driving, Inc. issued public appreciation to crosstown competitor Pile Drivers, Inc. for assisting on a PSC installation job. In this case, the customer and the driven pile got the win.
And there's more friendly adversaries John King of Pile Drivers and Jason Moore of Palmetto Pile Driving were spotted in the arena for a February basketball game between powerhouse NCAA women's teams, No. 1 South Carolina and (then) No. 11 UCONN, teams with a combined 13 national championships. For those wondering, the home team Gamecocks kept the perfect season going that day.
Palmetto Pile Driving watching the Gamecocks stay perfect
If you plan to follow the Big Dance this month, we would love to hear from you. Send us your Final Four picks before the end of the month, and if you correctly pick ANY of the contenders, we will give you a special shout-out in the April 1 A Pile of News. Thanks for reading and thanks for supporting PDCA.
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Deadline for IFCEE Early Bird Registration is March 31, Act Now

PDCA, along with ADSC (The International Association of Foundation Drilling), DFI (Deep Foundations Institute), and G-I (Geo-Institute of American Society of Civil Engineers) have joined forces again for the International Foundations Conference and Equipment Expo (IFCEE), May 7 - 10, 2024. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Dallas in Dallas, Texas.

IFCEE is a technical conference and equipment show dedicated to the design and construction of foundation systems, using the latest geo-engineering and geo-construction technologies and practices. This one-of-a-kind LANDMARK event will attract attendees from around the world, who will have access to various technical education programs and the world's largest equipment exposition dedicated solely to the deep foundation industry. We hope to see you there!

Attendee, exhibitor and sponsorship registration is open now. If you plan to attend, make sure you take advantage of early bird pricing for the event. You must register before March 31st to secure this benefit. 

Click here for all you need to know about IFCEE 2024.

'March Madness' Coming to a PDCA Chapter Near You

PDCA Chapters Hosting Professional Development Opportunities in March
While you won't see any #16's upset any #1's, you are guaranteed to come away with new perspectives on pile driving, thanks to some of the today's leading deep foundations professionals. It's March Madness for pile drivers, courtesy of PDCA Chapters.

Four PDCA Chapters host professional development programs in March, and you are encouraged to register today for one or more of these events. Each program is unique, provides content on industry education and innovation, and offers PDH credit to attendees.

Click the event(s) below for more information about the available curriculum and speaker lineups.

March 6: Northeast Chapter Professional Development Course, Howell, NJ.

March 14: Gulf Coast Chapter 2024 Engineers Conference, Baton Rouge, LA.

March 14: PDCA of S.C. Driven Pile Technical Seminar, Charleston, SC.

March 19: PDCA Texas Chapter Lunch & Learn, Baytown, TX.

ATTN SUPPLIERS: Do You Have a Double Clamp Option for Sheet Piles?


PDCA Steel Sheet Pile Committee's Double Clamp Information Guide

The PDCA Steel Sheet Pile Committee has developed an informational guide for contractors that highlights the benefits and long-term cost savings of using double clamp hammers when driving wide steel sheet piles - both cold form and hot rolled.

In addition to the technical information, this guide will include a list of PDCA member companies which offer double clamp options. It will also provide information about the double clamps available on the market. Please send us content about double clamps that you supply, photos, specs, etc. Your information will become part of this guide.

If your company would like to participate, please contact Kathy Harper, PDCA Manager of Education & Events, by email, kathy@piledrivers.org, or phone, 904-215-4771.

Information is due to PDCA no later than March 1, 2024.


Happy Engineers Week, PDCA Engineering Affiliate Members!

February 18-24, 2024 is Engineers Week, which, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers, is "the perfect time to celebrate the work volunteers do throughout the year to promote civil engineering in their communities." The many Engineering Affiliate members of PDCA do amazing volunteer work to promote the profession in their respective communities each year, while also helping advocate for the driven pile. PDCA salutes you!

GeoCarolinas 24 Sells Out in Charlotte; PDCA SC Chapter Hosts Event Reception

(L-R) Father and son from GRL Engineers Joel Webster, PE and Scott Webster, PE meet with students Jesus Badal from Clemson University and Ariana Paul from N.C. State University at the GeoCarolinas Career Fair

It happens every 18 months and continues to grow. The GeoCarolinas '24, an initiative of the GeoInstitute of ASCE Chapter, held a sold-out technical program over two full days at The Mint Museum Uptown in Charlotte, NC on February 12-13, 2024. The event welcomed geotechnical professionals from throughout the Carolinas who attended to hear from an enviable list of presenters address various technical topics important to the industry. Several academics, a USACE representative, and private sector professionals which included personnel from PDCA members Keller and Haley & Aldrich, were all on the speaker lineup. The program was made possible through generous support from numerous regional sponsors.

Following a full day of presentations on February 12th, the PDCA South Carolina Chapter hosted a networking reception for attendees, during which time, several students from engineering programs at regional universities displayed and discussed posters of case studies they completed.

To conclude GeoCarolinas 2024, several engineering firms participated in a career fair, an opportunity to meet with many of the attending students. PDCA Engineering Affiliate member firms that engaged with students to discuss career opportunities were GRL Engineers, S&ME, Inc., Terracon, and ESP Associates.

GeoCarolinas was made possible through support from its sponsors, several PDCA members were among them, including: PDCA South Carolina ChapterECS Limited, S&ME, Inc., Terracon, Keller, GTA Associates, Morris-Shea Bridge Co., and Schnabel Engineering.
ifcee partners promote may event in charlotte

During the course of GeoCarolinas 24, PDCA, DFI-Deep Foundations Institute, and GeoInstitute of ASCE were on location supporting the regional event, their many shared members who were in attendance, and promoting the International Foundations Congress and Equipment Expo (IFCEE), coming to Dallas, TX on May 7-10. These organizations constitute three of the four IFCEE partners, which, along with ADSC-Association of Drilled Shaft Contractors, conduct IFCEE every three years. We hope to see you there!

(L-R): IFCEE partner representatives Matt Glisson, DFI, Krystina Scott, GI, Duane Bents of GeoCarolinas, and Matt Bisbee, PDCA


New President, New Year, New Concept for SC Chapter Quarterly Meeting

With the exception of its founding, organizational meeting in 2003 at the long-gone, T-Bonz Steakhouse in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, the PDCA South Carolina Chapter has regularly met each quarter (with the exception of the COVID year), at the Town and Country Inn & Suites hotel on Charleston's Savannah Highway, until now. The first 2024 Quarterly Dinner Meeting of the Chapter had been scheduled to take place the evening of February 8th at the standard venue, however, just hours before members were to gather for networking, Chapter business, and a program from Adam Jarrett of Assured Partners, a complication materialized with the reservation at Town and Country.

Expecting to preside over his first, formal meeting as Chapter President, Kent Parker acted swiftly, and within 30 minutes of learning about the scheduling snafu, he had arranged an entirely new venue and concept for the attendees, several of whom traveled from out of town for the event. And with an assist from Jason Moore, a past Chapter president and current board member who utilized all available communications tools to help spread the word about the last-minute meeting change, Pres. Parker convened members promptly at 6:00 PM for a Chapter happy hour at the nearby Freehouse Brewery. There, they enjoyed an evening of networking, beer, pizza, and even some competitive bar trivia. 

Among the attendees was Harry Robbins, the now-retired pile driving veteran from South Carolina's Lowcountry, who is also responsible for founding the Chapter 21 years ago. As a testament to Parker's lightning-fast improvisation and recovery of the scheduled event, Robbins complimented the change in venue and concept and eagerly engaged in opportunity to reconnect with old friends and develop new ones.

Though it wasn't the original plan, PDCA members and attendees of the South Carolina Chapter Happy Hour appreciated the opportunity to visit with friends and industry colleagues in the casual, welcoming environment. The Chapter leadership thanks event sponsors: Koppers, Nucor Skyline, Jinnings Equipment, Gerdau, Junttan USA, Palmetto Pile Driving, Inc. ICE - International Construction Equipment, Van-Smith Concrete, and Beacon Transportation, for making Chapter events possible.

The next event for the PDCA of South Carolina happens in March when it presents the biennial Driven Pile Technical Seminar. The one-day educational program features several technical presentations from deep foundations professionals, and it offers PDH credit. There is still time to register for this popular and enriching event which takes place March 14th at the Holliday Alumni Center at The Citadel. For more information and registration details, CLICK HERE.

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Panelists Share Experiences and Ideas on Workforce Development

The first installment of the PDCA Value Driven Webinar Series for 2024 brought together a diverse panel of seasoned professionals from deep foundations contracting companies to discuss one of the industry's top, and most shared challenges - workforce development. The segment, entitled Solutions to Your Labor Challenges; What We've Learned, was a virtual learning event developed through a collaboration of the PDCA Education Committee, Associate Member Council, and Communications Committee. The one-hour, live broadcast was presented to PDCA viewers on Thursday, February 8th; representatives of member companies receive virtual learning as a no-cost, member benefit, while non-member company personnel are welcome to participate for a nominal registration fee. 

Moderating the panel was veteran pile driving journalist Jill Harris of Lester Publications (top left) who publishes PileDriver magazine, among several other channels of PDCA media. Joining Jill were Scott Callaway of Cajun Industries, LLC in Baton Rouge, LA (top, middle), Brian Heck of Richard Goettle, Inc. in Cincinatti, OH (top, right), Brooke Chitwood of Bowen Engineering Corp. in Indianapolis, IN (bottom, left), Warren Baker of DFI Piling in Houston, TX, Edmonton, AB, and Australia (bottom middle), and Michael Wysockey of Chicago-based Thatcher Foundations (bottom, right). 

The format of the webinar allotted each panelist one question, specific to his or her function with their respective company. Several other prepared questions were tossed to the panel for them to answer at will, from their own varying experiences. Viewers also submitted questions which were addressed toward the end of the broadcast. The lively and entertaining discussion elicited valuable insights and ideas from the five industry professionals, information that can be useful to other employers who face challenges with workforce development. 

Construction trades, engineering, and other building sector professions have been vocal about staffing challenges for the better part of the last decade. PDCA works to establish educational and other resources, such as the February 8th webinar, that can provide information and guidance to the industry with an objective to help employers mitigate workforce challenges.

In case you missed it, the archived broadcast of the PDCA Value Driven Webinar Series Solutions to Your Labor Challenges; What We've Learned segment will be available for download, in full, in The PDCA Store in coming weeks. Also, watch for a special feature in the next PileDriver magazine which will publish a transcription of the broadcast. You will also see social media posts and other media coverage of the insightful event.

PDCA thanks the moderator, panelists, attendees, and sponsors Lester Publications and Palmetto Pile Driving, for making this webinar possible.

LEGAL COLUMN: How the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Changes the Playing Field

(L-R) Jonathan Landesman, Esq., and Aislinn Sroczynski, Esq. of Cohen Seglias

A legal article from PDCA member law firm, Cohen Seglias, explores new protections available to women in the workforce and how those impact the construction industry. Legal authors Jonathan Landesman, Esq., a partner at the Philadelphia, PA firm, and his colleague Aislinn Sroczynski, Esq., an associate, contribute a legal perspective on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, now available in PileDriver magazine, Issue #1, 2024.

Women in construciton

how the pregnant workers fairness act changes the playing field

    The percentage of women working in the construction industry continues to grow. However, during the pandemic, women left the workforce at higher rates than men due, in part, to increased caregiving duties. Now, a new law expands protections for working mothers to receive accommodations from their employers for pregnancy-related medical conditions, which can include everything from pregnancy, to childbirth, to postpartum recovery. 

    The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), which took effect June 2023, requires "covered employers" to provide "reasonable accommodations" for their pregnant employees unless the accommodation would cause the employer undue hardship. This new law applies to employers with 15 or more employees and is enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).


PileDriver Magazine - Issue #1 2024

A driven pile bulkhead is the backbone of upgrades happening at the Port of Cleveland. All activity at the port revolves around a strong, stable structure that will require little maintenance throughout the 21st century. The best advocate for its success? How little it's thought of for years to come.

Read about The Great Lakes Construction Co.'s work on the Dock 24 & 26 Master Modernization and Rehabilitation Project, the second major improvement project in a series of projects to upgrade the Port of Cleveland. 

Get the entire article, HERE.
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Can Flexible Work... Work for Construction?
"We need to stop shouting louder at women and other under-represented groups to join us, and instead make construction a viable career choice for as many people as possible, recognizing that a lack of flexibility and agility in the way we work actively prevents many from either joining our industry or staying with us." Suzannah Nichol of Build UK wrote this as part of a report conducted in the UK about how to make flexible working work for construction. Read more about the report including the extensive pilot program and start assessing your operations.

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If suicide prevention and mental health initiatives aren't part of your safety priorities for 2024, it's time to change that. These should be critical elements of your written safety program and safety culture. Read about why, and PileDriver magazine will keep focusing on how to integrate these components into your safety procedures in 2024.

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DON'T FORGET! Registration for IFCEE 2024 is OPEN!
Still on the fence? Don't be! Join thousands of deep foundations professionals in Dallas, May 710, 2024. Review the conference preview in PileDriver and register today!

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