Digging Deep – Liebherr rotary drilling rigs LB 24 in deep foundation work for a new office building in Calgary

Since last November two Liebherr rotary drilling rigs have been operating at Tervita Drilling, and Coring Services’s project in Alberta. The LB 24 machines have been involved in the construction of a new office building in the city of Calgary. The two LB 24 had to do various deep foundation…

Make Room – Tight quarters require special drilling solutions

In the rolling countryside around Fort McMurray, Alberta in the heart of the Canadian oil sands, you would think a drill rig would have all the room in the world. Nothing but blue sky above, and miles of open terra firma underneath. Just grab any old rig in your fleet…

Feeling the Pressure – The use of load cells during pile load tests

Pile load tests, with the exception of the Osterberg and Statnamic testing methods, use one or more hydraulic jacks to impose loads on the top of the pile. The loads imposed are calculated from the “effective” cross-sectional area of the piston multiplied by the internal oil pressure acting upon it…

Pile Dynamics People News

Pile Dynamics, Inc. (PDI) proudly announces the recognition by the engineering community of the outstanding achievements of its technical leaders: Frank Rausche, PhD, PE, founder of GRL Engineers, Inc.,  its president for many years and currently a principal and consultant to Pile Dynamics, Inc., has been conferred the title of…