FPrimeC Solutions, the makers of i.Pile Wireless Pile Integrity Testing (PIT) equipment, have announced a 15% discount on the i.Pile during the DFI conference running this week in Anaheim, CA. I’m not sure if you need to visit them at their booth (214) to get the discount, but you can find more information or request a quote at the link above. The conference runs through October 27, so don’t wait too long.
A pile static load test went awry in Singapore when a pyramid of dozens of concrete blocks used for the reaction force toppled over into Gilstead Road. The force of the collapse caused a gas main to rupture but there were no reports of injuries. Click through for the video.
How ironic. Just last night I posted photos and descriptions of 7 Amazing Holes I received as an email forward from a colleague. Today one of them is in the news. The "Big Hole" in Kimberley, South Africa is making city officials nervous. Apparently some new cracks have formed in the pit walls or somewhere, and officials have decided to shut down traffic on Bultfontein Road that passes within 18-m of the pit. Read on for Google Map and more details. (Photo by No One Nels)