Not in the metaphysical sense, but in terms of issues related to drilled shafts. Check out the survey on their homepage.
Robert Thompson of Dan Brown and Associates has posted a wrapup of the 2008 ADSC Faculty Workshop. They had 20 Civil Engineering faculty attend the event. The field demonstration day was hosted by DBA at the Trial’s Training Center in Sequatchie, Tennessee. Apparently that site is Dan’s hobby. Read more about the workshop itself and also read Robert’s post about the field demonstration day including photos. In the photo at right (Robert Thompson, DBA) you can see the Statnamic test setup for a drilled shaft. A little more about the event:
Long Foundation and Hayward Baker have installed examples of several foundation and retaining structures, including drilled shafts, micropiles, and soil nails. During the field day demonstrations, the attendees will observe additional installations, load tests, and non-destructive testing.
NationalDriller.com’s Foundation Report eNewsletter had an article about the foundations for Donald Trump’s latest hi-rise project in Las Vegas, Trump International Hotel & Tower Las Vegas. Anderson Drilling was the foundation contractor for the 294 drilled shaft foundations to support the 64-story building.