According to NCE, Keller has announced that it has acquired Canada-based geotechnical contractor Geo-Foundation Contractors in a deal valued at Â£5.7M (US$9.1M). The brief article notes that Geo-Foundation Contractors specializes in micro-piling, ground anchors, and specialty grouting services. On GFC’s website, they also list rock anchors, soil-nailing, hot bitumen grouting, jet grouting and wind turbine foundations. They have an impressive project portfolio, and appear to be active members in DFI and the International Society for Micropiles based on a small collection of papers available for download. The Ontario-based company was founded in 2001.
The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) has published it’s Mar/Apr 2018 issue of Deep Foundations Magazine. Feature articles include: High-Capacity Micropiles for Bulfinch Crossing Drilled Shaft Construction – Selecting the Appropriate Equipment and Tooling CSM Support […]
Hawthorne, NJ (May 28, 2014): DFI announces the formation of a new, 16th technical committee focusing on site investigation for deep foundation design and construction.
The Subsurface Characterization for Deep Foundations Committee was formed to increase awareness of the importance of complete and competent site investigation in deep foundation practices. The specific goals of the committee will be defined by the committee members, however, initially the committee will discuss and define subsurface characterization needs from the point of view of the entire geotechnical/foundation industry. This will facilitate getting correct and comprehensive information to the end users (designers and contractors) and minimize change condition issues/debates. The committee will liaise with associated committees from other organizations and agencies to broaden the discussion within the engineering community. The objective is to find the common ground that allows the entire geotechnical industry and all project participants to minimize disagreement during construction, align expectations, and improve communication and understanding among related parties.
[Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release and to find out how to get involved with this new DFI committee. [/Editor]