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.
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 […]
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)
A colleague of mine (thanks Jamie!) sent me an email with this intriguing title. I have no idea where it originated, but it is an interesting compilation of some amazing photos and short descriptions of various natural and man-made "holes". A few sinkholes, glory holes, and of course open pit mines. By the way I didn’t write (or edit) this, just some minor formatting updates. Check it out.