Well-known pile hammer manufacturer APE has purchased technology for driving and coupling large diameter helical piles that could help make this technology more mainstream. Rather than pounding the pile into the ground, the steel drill […]
Seattle’s Pier 57 will soon be home to a 175-foot tall Ferris wheel with 41 air-conditioned gondolas. The foundations for this soon-to-be-landmark consist of 150-ft long, 30-36" steel pipe piles driven through glacial till. The […]
December 8th 2011 5:00 PM – American Piledriving Equipment’s 8-hammer “Octakong” vibratory pile driver hammer drove the final record breaking pile in front of a crowd of over 200 people on the South China Sea, who came to witness the world’s largest pile drive to grade. The last of 120, 72’ diameter steel piles has been driven into place, completing construction of two circular sea bound walls in the South China Sea, for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Seaway project.
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In Bell Chase, Louisiana, a huge vibratory driver/extractor manufactured by American Piledriving Equipment Inc. was used to extract 54-in diameter pipe piles 140-ft deep. The piles were part of a cofferdam for the largest pumping […]