The International Society of Micropiles (ISM) is now accepting project summaries for the 4th International Micropile World Cup competition. The competition is being held at the ISM’s 15th International Workshop on Micropiles, May 31 to June 2, 2023 in Vail, Colorado. This competition is looking for micropile projects completed in the last year to compete for top honor in all of micropiledom. Participants can submit a one-page summary prior to March 1, 2023. Projects from each of five regions around the globe will go head to head to compete for the Cup! Read more about the competition from the ISM.
Pittsburgh, PA: Nicholson Construction Company has acquired the capital stock of Terra Drilling Company Inc., a geotechnical contractor headquartered in Hudson, MA.
The acquisition strengthens Nicholson’s position in the New England market, where Terra Drilling has completed hundreds of piling, earth retention, and grouting projects since it was founded in 1984. [Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release. [/Editor]
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.