PKF’s bet on RTG pile driving rigs pays off big

By Brian M. Fraley, Fraley Construction Marketing An RTG RM 20 pile driving rig hammers battered piles in the shadows of a Pennsylvania Turnpike bridge abutment on a narrow strip of land between an embankment and a roadway on a warm October morning in 2016. Upon driving an H-pile to…

Digging deep to reach new heights: Deep foundation work underway on German Airbus Defence and Space technology centre

Foundation work has begun for the construction of the Integrated Technology Centre in Immenstaad am Bodensee, Germany, an extension of the Airbus defence and Space plant. The contracted deep foundation company, Kurt Motz Baubetriebsgesellschaft GmbH & Co., is using two Liebherr drilling rigs, an LB 28-320 and LB 36-410. The…

Keller Canada proud to help protect Calgary Zoo for generations to come

In 2013, historic flooding of the Bow River devastated the City of Calgary. St. George’s Island, home of the world-renowned Calgary Zoo since the 1920s and situated within the river, was engulfed by floodwater due to mountain runoff and significant rainfall in southwestern Alberta. As a result, the Calgary Zoo…

Innovation through challenges: how one company is making do in small spaces

A London, England-based team of engineers and consultants has come up with an innovative piled raft foundation solution for construction sites too tight to fit a piling rig — a method that could be used in urban areas around the world. Walsh has overcome a number of challenges with a…