Jim Cahill, a long-time executive with Case Foundation Company (now Keller North America) was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC) at their annual meeting in January. Jim has been an active member of ADSC, serving on their Board of Directors for 12 years, and chairing several committees and subcommittees. Congratulations to Jim on his well-deserved accolades.
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.