NCFI Polyurethanes and the Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Business

Using TerraThane products for lifting concrete pavement of I-85 in Atlanta, a Hayward Baker project.

NCFI Polyurethanes’ TerraThane Product Line Quickly and Quietly Improving Bottom Line for North American Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Businesses

MOUNT AIRY, NC—The distinctly American company, NCFI Polyurethanes, is known for pioneering innovative, improved, and unique uses for one of their main product offerings: polyurethane foam. Since the company’s scientists and engineers began formulating polyurethane foam back in 1967, other chemical systems companies have been saying, “wonder what they’ll come up with next?” So, it was really more of a “holy cow” moment in the 1990s when NCFI began formulating foam systems for geotechnical uses: highway and roadway repair, bridge approach repair, concrete lifting, leveling and void fill. And it’s no surprise that like all NCFI product lines, TerraThane geotechnical foam is quietly changing the way entire industries work for the better.

TerraThane concrete lifting“We’ve replaced old-line products in many industries with TerraThane,” says Patrick Burchett, NCFI’s Geotechnical Product Manager. “In mudjacking we’re replacing the old ‘mud’ slurry with a pumped or injected polyurethane foam. Foamjacking is a much cleaner application, requires far less slab downtime for those companies doing roadways, bridge approach repair, and concrete slab lifting, leveling and void filling. They complete their jobs quicker and with less clean-up time. Most state departments of transportations have embraced the use of polyurethane. It’s making a major difference in how the bottom line looks to companies using the product in the field.

Example of using TerraThane as a trench breaker, or pipeline pad/pillow“In the pipeline industry, TerraThane replaces the old sandbag method of creating a trench breaker, or pipeline pad/pillow. TerraThane does it quicker, and doesn’t breakdown, or erode over time like sandbags. Plus, it’s monolithic with the pipeline and surrounding soil. TerraThane gives pipeline contractors a more efficient and financially effective tool to do their jobs.”

Burchett says he’s not surprised TerraThane is taking off the way it is, but he is always surprised when people call his company “revolutionary” or “groundbreaking.” He says NCFI’s involvement in changing the business of geotech is the same as how they changed home and commercial insulation businesses with their flagship InsulStar and InsulBloc closed-cell SPF products, “We don’t think in terms of how what we do will benefit us as a company, instead we think of how we can use our 45-plus years of experience, knowledge, and people to make work and life better for those we serve.” He adds, “People say we ‘quietly’ change things and I guess that’s closer to the truth. We’re not doing handstands saying hey look at us, we’re too busy studying ways we can use our knowledge of polyurethane to help customers save money and make money.’

TerraThane used as a substitute for conventional trench backfillBurchett says the NCFI executive team is focused on innovation. “I guess you see our success as a game-changer for entire industries from the 30,000 feet view, but down here we’re laser-focused on creating and/or innovating products to meet needs, and doing what is takes to support our customers. When we do that—like in geotech—customers come to us, and when they run through the product adoption lifecycle, TerraThane makes them more successful and the industry changes around them and us for the better.”

Besides the uses mentioned by Burchett, TerraThane is in high demand for backfill and void fill, soil and rock stabilization, encasement, post and pole setting, crack and joint sealing, and mine reclamation.

The company is headquartered in N.C., has manufacturing plants in UT, GA, and another in NC, and 14 distribution facilities across the U.S.

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For more information or to arrange an interview on this subject contact Dale McGlothlin, (202) 341-8615

ABOUT NCFI

NCFI, headquartered in Mount Airy, NC since 1964, manufactures polyurethane foam chemical systems for spray foam-in-place insulation (SPF), roofing, geotechnical, marine floatation, packaging, specialty molding, and many other uses. The company also offers a complete line of flexible foams for furniture seating, transportation seating, bedding, carpet underlay, and packaging. NCFI also has manufacturing plants in Hickory, N.C., Dalton, GA., and Salt Lake City, UT. To learn more about NCFI please visit www.NCFI.com, or www.TerraThane.com

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International Collaboration Delivers Pioneering Geotechnical Carbon Calculator


Foundation Industry Launches Standardized Open Source Tool to Compare the Sustainability of Different Foundation Techniques

Example sustainability report from EFFC and DFI's geotechnical carbon calculator toolHawthorne, NJ (May 1, 2013): The European Federation of Foundation Contractors (EFFC) and the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) are urging the geotechnical sector to make immediate use of their jointly-developed, pioneering carbon calculator tool, the Geotechnical Carbon Calculator.

Developed using internationally recognized standards, the Geotechnical Carbon Calculator is believed to be one of the construction industry’s first standardized and collaboratively produced carbon calculator tools at the European and international level.

Carbon measurement is at the core of the construction industry’s approach to sustainability. The Geotechnical Carbon Calculator uses a standardized emission factors database to make the analysis of the carbon footprint of a foundation project consistent and comparable across the foundation industry.

It will allow foundation contractors to evaluate the carbon footprint of their designs, provide clients with verifiable and standardized data about the carbon footprint of their foundations and enable clients to compare the carbon footprint of one proposal against another.

Work on the calculator, which started in March 2012, has been led by a steering group formed from DFI and EFFC members, and chaired by Marine Lasne, sustainability director at Soletanche Freyssinet and chair of DFI’s Sustainability Committee. Technical development has been undertaken by carbon consulting firm Carbone 4.

The standardized carbon emissions database covers various foundation and ground engineering techniques, and currently includes bored piles, displacement piles, micropiles, diaphragm and slurry walls, sheet pile walls, grouting and soil mixing.

“The way the industry has collaborated through the EFFC and DFI to provide data and fund the project is a real achievement,” says Lasne. “Several European companies had already developed their own calculator and agreed to share their knowledge to reach the best possible common denominator for all. The calculator will have a significant impact on the ability to demonstrate and compare the sustainability of different foundation techniques”, she says, “but success will come from widespread use of the system and we must ensure that it becomes known and accepted by clients – so use and promotion of the calculator by everyone in the industry is vital.”

The calculator is free to download, but users are required to register to use the site at www.geotechnicalcarboncalculator.com . The site includes full information on the principals and methodology used in the calculator; as well as a detailed user guide.

About the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)

DFI (www.dfi.org) is an international association of contractors, engineers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multi-disciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. We bring together members for networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publications, research, government relations and outreach. DFI has more than 3,300 members worldwide.

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Keynetix Expands KeyLAB Functionality for Concrete Testing, ATSM and Australian Standards

22nd April 2013, Redditch, UK – Keynetix are pleased to announce that an upgrade to KeyLAB has been released today that includes a number of new features requested by users to help them manage their geotechnical and concrete laboratory. The new build expands the functionality of the system to assist laboratory managers who are conducting concrete testing, working in a NATA accredited laboratory or with the ASTM standards and is available free of charge to all users who have an in-date maintenance agreement.

As well as the new features in this release, KeyLAB have produced a large number of free test definitions and input and report sheets for companies who are implementing KeyLAB within a laboratory, conducting tests to BS or ASTM standards. These worksheets and reports have been designed by Peter Keeton from Keynetix, who has over 30 years experience of managing large geotechnical laboratories.

“Over the last 9 months we have been working through both the BS and ASTM standards and producing input and report sheets that are production ready for our new users. Having these tests ready to download and import, enables our customers to be up and running with a new system even faster. This, combined with the ability to add your own tests and worksheets, or modify the standard ones has really helped laboratory managers maximise their investiment ” said Peter Keeton, who is currently helping a number of new customers and customers migrating from KeyLAB 1. “We are also seeing an increase in people implementing KeyLAB as part of their requirements to
gain accreditation”

The new release also includes functionality specifically added to help our Australian customers to produce reports to the NATA accreditation standards. Neil Mercier, IT manager for Douglas Partners in Sydney Australia said “We’ve been running the new version of KeyLAB for a couple of weeks and everything is looking good. The spreadsheet import functionality is a great addition and has had a significant impact on the way we’re using KeyLAB. “

The concrete testing features added to this build allow users to easily schedule cube or cylinder crushing and open the test sheets for samples due for crushing today. It also has features to allow the laboratory manager to report concrete test completed within a set  period of time.

“We are very pleased to supply our KeyLAB customers with this new set of features and worksheets” said Roger Chandler, Managing Director of Keynetix “The reasons to implement or migrate to KeyLAB 2 are now greater than ever and we look forward to helping our existing customers and new customers upgrading their Geotechnical and Construction testing laboratory management systems
to this new exciting build.”

Work will soon start on the next release of KeyLAB and Keynetix already has a small number of requests that they were unable to add to this release, which will form part of the next release, however we would also like to hear from existing or new customers with any requests for the next release.

A complete list of the new features and the instructions to download the new build can be found at the following link:

http://www.keynetix.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=upgrade.displayVersions&
productName=KeyLAB&productId=6&displayProductNavigation=side

About KeyLAB

Since its introduction in 2002, KeyLAB has become the most widely used geotechnical laboratory management system in the UK. 3 years ago the system was completely rewritten for international markets and KeyLAB 2 is now rapidly being adopted by laboratories around the world. KeyLAB is updated around twice a year and updates are available free of charge to all existing users with an in-date maintenance agreement.

KeyLAB has been shortlisted in the “Product and Equipment Innovation of the year 2013” in the UK Ground Engineering Awards to be held later this week.

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Washington DNR Releases Preliminary Report on Whidbey Island Landslide

Onsite Visit Leads To Ledgewood-Bonair Landslide Quick Report

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources Division of Geology & Earth Resources has released their quick report on the Whidbey Island “Ledgewood-Bonair” landslide that occurred March 27, 2013. [Editor] Photo Credit: Washington DNR via Flickr [/Editor]

View the full quick report: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/publications/ger_qr_whidbey_island_landslide_2013.pdf

Key Points From The Report Include:

  • The Ledgewood-Bonair Landslide (LB Landslide) On Whidbey Island, Island County, Washington Occurred Around 3:45 Am On March 27, 2013.
  • It Is A Small Portion Of A Much Larger Landslide Complex, Approximately 1.5 Miles Long, That Was Prehistoric And May Date Back As Far As 11,000 Years.
  • The Top Of The Landslide Scarp Averages 200 Feet Above Sea Level.
  • The Landslide Pushed (Uplifted) The Beach As High As 30 Feet Above The Shore. 
  • The Toe (Front Of Landslide At The Beach) Is Slightly Over 1,100 Feet Long And Extends Approximately 300 Feet Into Puget Sound.
  • Uplift Of The Beach Is Presumed To Have Been Relatively Slow (I.E., Over A Few Minutes).
  • Wave And Tidal Action Is Actively Eroding The Toe With Small Sections (1-10 Cubic Feet) Observed Calving With The Rising Tide.
  • The Volume Of Material Moved Was Approximately 200,000 Cubic Yards (Equivalent To 40,000 Dump Truck Loads).
  • DNR Geologic Mapping From 2009 Shows The Extent Of The Landslide Complex (Polenz And Others, 2009,Http://Www.Dnr.Wa.Gov/Publications/Ger_gm68_geol_map_camano_24k.Pdf ).
  • Where observed, the access road has been shifted approximately 80 feet down vertically and to the west.

Photos from geologist site visit are on the agency’s Flickr page. Available for media use with credit:http://www.flickr.com/photos/wastatednr/sets/72157633103436975/with/8597313215/

View updates of the landslide event on the agency’s “Ear to the Ground” blog:http://washingtondnr.wordpress.com/2013/03/27/whidbey-island-coupeville-landslide/

DNR: State’s Geologists

In addition to managing more than 5.6 million acres of state-owned lands and serving as the state’s wildland fire department, DNR houses the Washington State Geologist. The department regulates surface mining reclamation and provides technical assistance to citizens, industry and government on geologic hazards, forest stewardship, and other issues. Lands managed by DNR provide numerous public benefits, including outdoor recreation, native fish and wildlife habitat, and clean and abundant water.

Media Contact: Jessica Payne, Communications Public Information Officer, 360-584-7760,

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DFI 2013 Awards: Call for Entries

Hawthorne, NJ (December 27, 2012): The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) announces a call for entries for its major 2013 awards. Submissions for the 2013 Awards are due by April 15, 2013. Guidelines and nomination forms are available at www.dfi.org/about.asp. The first three awards are presented at DFI’s Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, this year in Phoenix, AZ, on September 27.

The Outstanding Project Award recognizes the superior work of DFI members. Each year, a project is chosen from several geotechnical projects submitted for consideration by DFI members. The award-winning project is featured in Deep Foundations magazine and a presentation on the project is made at the Annual Conference awards banquet.

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes individuals who have made exceptionally valuable contributions to the advancement of the deep foundations industry. Selection of the awardee is based on duration of career in industry, industry and/or technological leadership, strength of curriculum vitae, character, DFI contributions and accomplishments, and contributions to the advancement of the deep foundations industry.

C. William Bermingham Innovation Award encourages and recognizes innovative contributions to deep foundation technology. The award pays tribute to the innovative spirit of Bill Bermingham, DFI past president, and his contributions to DFI and the deep foundations industry. A $5,000 prize is provided to the winning innovative person, company or team.

 Ben C. Gerwick Award for Innovation in Design and Construction of Marine Foundations recognizes excellence in marine engineering. The award is a tribute to Ben Gerwick, and recognizes his exceptional achievements and contributions to the design and construction of marine foundations. The award is presented at an annual fundraising dinner held in conjunction with a DFI Marine Foundations Committee seminar. The proceeds of the event benefit the DFI Educational Trust Sustaining Membership Fund.

About the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)

DFI (www.dfi.org) is an international association of contractors, engineers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multi-disciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. We bring together members for networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publications, research, government relations and outreach. DFI has more than 3,300 members worldwide.

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Contact: Theresa Rappaport, Executive Director, 973-423-4030,

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Nicholson Awarded Extensive Shoring and Underpinning Contract at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU

VCU_Childrens_HospitalPITTSBURGH, PA – February 5, 2013 – Nicholson Construction was recently awarded the geotechnical work for the new Children’s Pavilion at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) by Skanska Building, USA.

The $168 million, 640,000 square-foot facility will house 72 exam rooms, a surgical area with two operating rooms, and two procedure rooms, areas for diagnostic testing, imaging and laboratory services. Construction also includes an attached parking garage with more than 600 spaces.

The new Children’s Pavilion will make Children’s Hospital of Richmond the largest and most advanced outpatient facility dedicated to children in the region.

The first phase of Nicholson’s work involves the installation of 167 micropiles to underpin the existing parking garage structure. The micropiles were designed by Schnabel Engineering to resist compression, tension and lateral loads. The second phase is a design-build support of excavation solution that includes the installation of a permanent anchored soldier beam and lagging wall with 45,000 square feet of exposed wall face. The bottom of the adjacent excavation will reach a depth of 55 feet.

“Urban development projects like the Children’s Pavilion at VCU really allow us to use our expertise,” said Chris Hynes, President, Nicholson Construction. “We are able to provide customized design/build solutions for complex issues in difficult ground conditions. We’re pleased to be able to bring these types of solutions to the VCU project.”

Nicholson’s sister company, SolData, will be installing real-time monitoring technology on the hospital’s existing structures and the anchored shoring system. The monitoring program includes inclinometers, extensometers, and SolData’s patented use of automatic monitoring total stations, known as the CYCLOPS system.

“It’s always a pleasure for us to work alongside one of our sister companies,” said SolData General Manager, Boris Caro Vargas. “We’re excited to be part of this project and to support Nicholson’s excavation works with our instrumentation and monitoring.”

Nicholson and SolData are both part of Soletanche Bachy, an internationally renowned leader in geotechnical contracting.

About Nicholson Construction Company:

Nicholson has been both a leader and an innovator in the geotechnical construction industry for more than 50 years. With regional offices across the country and headquarters located in Pittsburgh, Nicholson is a nationally renowned specialty contractor, offering proven expertise in the design and installation of deep foundation elements, earth retention systems and ground treatment solutions. We pride ourselves on our ability to consistently provide our clients with innovative, high-quality design-build options for projects of varying size and complexity. Nicholson is the North American subsidiary of Soletanche Bachy, one of the world’s leading geotechnical contractors, and is part of a global network of unparalleled geotechnical resources and expertise.

About SolData, Inc.

SolData, Inc. provides first-class detection and monitoring services on major civil engineering projects worldwide. With 20 years of global experience and technological innovation, we provide unparalleled solutions for optimizing risk and asset management.
SolData, Inc. offers system design, procurement, installation and maintenance, data management, analysis and solution implementation.

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Contact: Gretchen Connelly, 412-221-4500,

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Oil Search, Beach Energy and Carbon Energy purchase ESdat data management software licenses

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Oil Search (PNG), Beach Energy (South Australia) and Carbon Energy (Queensland) have recently purchased ESdat Licences to better manage their environmental and laboratory data.

These companies join some of the major Energy Companies that have existing ESdat Licences, such as Origin Energy, Linc Energy and AGL.  An extensive list of users can be found at http://esdat.net/Users.aspx

Warwick Wood, Director, EarthScience Information Systems Pty Ltd commented:

“It is pleasing to see such uptake in the energy sector as we continue to innovate and simplify environmental data management and compliance for mining and energy companies ”

ESdat provide environmental and groundwater database systems, for use by environmental consultants and site managers; particularly those concerned with contaminated / industrial sites, groundwater investigations, landfill and regulatory compliance.

Their ESdat environmental data management software is used worldwide and is the most widely used environmental and groundwater data management and analysis package in the Asia / Pacific. In a recent survey users rated: time savings, ease of use, and the ability to customize it as key benefits.

ESdat Environmental data management software is developed by EarthScience Information Systems (EScIS) and distributed globally a network of resellers: see www.esdat.net/Purchase.aspx.

Oil Search, Beach Energy and Carbon Energy join many other major energy companies who now own ESdat licenses.

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The new ESdat Scheduler. Using Environmental Data Software for managing multiple Monitoring Programs

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The new ESdat Scheduler makes it quick and easy to manage multiple Monitoring Programs across one or many sites.
Managing multiple Monitoring Programs across one or many sites is about to become a whole lot easier for users of ESdat.

To ensure compliance with relevant environmental regulations and guidelines environmental professionals are often required to maintain multiple Monitoring Programs characterised by:

  • Competing deadlines and field staff schedules
  • Variable monitoring frequency
  • Varying locations
  • Variations in sample collection methodologies and analytes to test
  • Different environmental standards

To address these workflow issues and assist environmental professionals efficiently and effectively manage their data, EScIS is rebuilding the previous LSpecs module for ESdat.  The new module for ESdat will provide comprehensive management of Monitoring Program schedules and include a Monitoring Program Scheduling utility, calendars, notifications and an efficient workflow based field data collection system .

ESdat Scheduler will be completely web based, and will still integrate with existing ESdat functionality.  The Scheduler is just one exciting part of the current development.  Other key features include:

  • Managing Laboratory Quotes and associated Information;
  • Task Assignment – assigning tasks to people;
  • Electronic field data collection, electronic COC;
  • Managing task completion;
  • Automated import/upload of laboratory results ;
  • A full interactive QA module and Chemistry Exceedance Table;
  • Approval  process associated with the  receipt of laboratory data.

This will simplify the creation of sample plans to just four easy steps.

  • Define Monitoring Program(s) (regular or ad-hoc)
  • View a Schedule
  • View the status of all pending tasks
  • Create a new monitoring round

For more information and images:  http://esdat.net/Monitoring_Programs.aspx.

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DFI Elects Board of Trustees, Robert Bittner Elected President of DFI

Robert Bittner, 2013 DFI President

Hawthorne, NJ (December 27, 2012): Elections for the Deep Foundations Institute 18-member Board of Trustees were held in advance of the 2012 Annual Conference and Members’ Meeting.

Incumbent trustees elected to additional terms include: James A. Morrison, manager, Kiewit Engineering; Rudolph P. Frizzi, P.E., GE, Senior Principal at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services; and Patrick Bermingham, CEO of Bermingham Foundation Solutions Inc., each elected for a fourth three-year term, and Matthew Janes, P.Eng., M.E.Sc., MBA, senior engineer at Isherwood; Arturo Ressi di Cervia, special projects executive at Kiewit and a Foundation and Geotechnical consultant; and James O. Johnson, executive vice president of Condon-Johnson & Associates, Inc., each elected for a second three-year term.

New DFI Executive Committee members were elected as follows:

  • Robert Bittner, P.E., president of Bittner-Shen Consulting Engineers, as DFI president
  • Patrick Bermingham, CEO of Bermingham Foundation Solutions Inc., as DFI vice president
  • John Wolosick, P.E., D.GE, director at Hayward Baker, as DFI treasurer
  • Matthew Janes, P.Eng., M.E.Sc., MBA, senior engineer at Isherwood, as DFI secretary
  • James A. Morrison, manager, Kiewit Engineering, as DFI immediate past president

Bittner is a professional engineer with 40 years of experience in construction engineering and project management on major marine construction projects worldwide. His work focuses on minimizing construction costs of major marine structures through the design and development of innovative methods and equipment, which have been employed on the construction of bridges, immersed tube tunnels, ocean outfalls and intakes, marine terminals, offshore structures, locks and dams. Bittner is currently president of Bittner-Shen Consulting Engineers, Inc. Prior to starting his own firm in 2009, he was president of Ben C. Gerwick, Inc. He has a B.S. (Civil Engineering) and a M.S. (Construction Management) from Stanford University. He was chair of the DFI Marine Foundation Committee for six years.

About the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)

DFI (www.dfi.org) is an international association of contractors, engineers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multi-disciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. We bring together members for networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publications, research, government relations and outreach. DFI has more than 3,300 members worldwide.

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DFI Presents Ben C. Gerwick Award for Innovative Marine Foundations

Patrick Bermingham, CEO of Bermingham Foundation Solutions, was awarded the Ben C. Gerwick Award for Innovation in Design and Construction of Marine Foundations

Hawthorne, NJ (December 27, 2012): Patrick Bermingham, CEO of Bermingham Foundation Solutions, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, was awarded the Ben C. Gerwick Award for Innovation in Design and Construction of Marine Foundations at a dinner in early December at the DFI Marine Foundation Seminar in Norfolk, Va. The annual award recognizes innovative excellence in the design and construction of marine foundations, and honors Ben C. Gerwick for his achievements during his 62-year career in the field of marine foundations. The award is sponsored by the Deep Foundation Institute Educational Trust, University of California Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Ben C. Gerwick Company.

Bermingham’s recent achievements include the design of a beam launcher for the American firm Flatiron along with the Italian firm Deal, for a bridge over a wide North Carolina river.  He also leads the company in the creation of a massive cofferdam in the Niagara River, for a new hydroelectric power station.  In 2003, he encouraged the use of geothermal foundations in a federal building in Canada. Bermingham has conducted both research and product development on a wide variety of equipment and foundation systems. Perhaps his most noteworthy innovation is the Statnamic load testing method in conjunction with TNO, the Dutch National Research Council. He has also developed a complete line of fuel-injected high-efficiency pile hammers; direct drive diesel hammers; and reverse circulation rock drilling equipment, as well as an underwater hammer for deep sea applications by the oil industry, which anchors foundations down at 3,000 m (9,842.5 ft) below sea level. Since 1983, he has worked in the foundation industry, developing new technologies. Currently, he is working on pile improvement technologies together with the use of geothermal circuits in foundations.  

 

About the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)

DFI (www.dfi.org) is an international association of contractors, engineers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multi-disciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. We bring together members for networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publications, research, government relations and outreach. DFI has more than 3,300 members worldwide.

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