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Retrievable Extensometers and Pile Load Testing

Conventional bored pile instrumentation for static load testing generally relies on strain gauges and tell-tales cast in the pile to measure axial loads and movements at various levels and at the pile toe. One drawback with this method is that the instrument locations need to be predetermined and the instruments…

Screw piles and light structures: no brainer for Canadians 

 By Stan Higgins, Postech Screw Piles Winnipeg  The screw pile industry markets hard that screw piles are cheaper than concrete. The truth is that screw piles can be used for a wide range of projects and, depending on the soil characteristics, they aren’t always cheaper.  However, here is a bold…

Liebherr’s biggest rotary drilling rig begins work on Kuala Lumpur project

  A new Liebherr LB 44-510 rotary drilling rig, the manufacturer’s largest, is amongst a fleet of foundations equipment being deployed by Aneka Jaringan on the Sentral Suites project in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian foundations and geotechnical specialist Aneka Jaringan Sdn Bhd is using a newly delivered Liebherr LB 44-510 rotary…

Jeff Harmston promoted to ECA vice-president — sales and marketing

Equipment Corporation of America (ECA), a leading distributor of foundation construction equipment, has promoted Jeff Harmston to the position of vice president — sales and marketing, effective July 1, 2017. Harmston had served as southeast regional sales manager, working out of ECA’s Greensboro, N.C. location since 2011. His role involved managing the…