Super Storm Sandy was the most recent reminder of the dangers posed to building foundations by storm surge, waves, scour and erosion. The January 2013 issue of Civil Engineering Magazine by the ASCE has a nice article describing some of the mechanisms for damaging shallow foundations and deep foundations and how design codes need to be used to mitigate those problems. [Source: Civil Engineering Magazine. Image: CE Mag]
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.
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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 […]