PileDriver magazine - Issue #3, 2024

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Herbert F. Darling, Inc. (HFD, Inc.) was awarded the deep foundation and shoring package for Heritage Point at Canalside in Buffalo, N.Y., two multi-use buildings that will bring office space, retail opportunities, entertainment and living arrangements to the area.

The scope of work originally specified micropiles as part of the foundation system, but through a value engineering and substitution process, the pile driving industry prevailed.

The project experienced its share of problems and setbacks for examples, a cramped site close to Lake Erie, working below grade, notorious Buffalo winter weather including a local phenomenon known as a seiche but HFD, Inc. solved every challenge to get the job done.

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PDCA Association Awards
At the conclusion of #IFCEE2024, PDCA hosted an awards ceremony to honor recipients of the 2023 Project of the Year Awards. PDCA also announced the winners of 2023 Association Awards.

Find out who took home hardware.
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PDCA Members at #IFCEE2024
Did you miss #IFCEE2024?

Check out photos of PDCA members at the event, which took place May 710 in Dallas, Texas.
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Interview: Shana Carroll, P.E., LEED AP BDC
Shana Carroll, P.E., LEED AP BDC, is the president of D.W. Kozera, Inc., in Baltimore, Md. Before transitioning to consulting, she spent her career in geotechnical construction with companies like Geosyntec and GeoStructures.

Read Carroll's interview, where she talks about how she almost didn't go into engineering, why giving back to the community is so important to her and the atypical work experience she looks for when hiring candidates at Kozera.

Learn more about Shana Carroll.
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Mastering the Flames: PDCA Toolbox Talk
In the latest Toolbox Talk from PDCA, the PDCA Safety & Environmental Committee provides key safety protocols for welding, cutting and brazing otherwise known as "hot work."

Hot work is not uncommon in pile driving, such as when splicing piles, welding clips, repairing or maintaining equipment and fabricating accessories. These tasks can be dangerous, with burns, electrocution or toxic fume inhalation being the most common hazards.

Implementing strong safety standards, having a hot work plan and securing hot work permits when required aren't just good practice they're a necessity.

Find the latest Toolbox Talk from PDCA.
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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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"Dear Darling, static load testing vs. dynamic load testing how has the evolution of testing processes changed or shaped the industry?"
Don't miss Buck Darling's firsthand account of how dynamic testing changed his career... and saved him from a rat-infested garbage dump. 

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Arlington National Cemetery Southern Expansion Defense Access Road Project
Kokosing Construction Company, Inc. lays the groundwork to create land for an additional 80,000 grave sites for service men and women here's how they did it.

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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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Preparing for Suicide Prevention
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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