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…

ICE launches a line of high speed Variable Moment Vibros

ICE recently introduced its line of high speed variable moment vibros. The largest of the three models, the 50ZR (zero resonance), was just unveiled at Bauma 2013. Eastrock, ICE’s Canadian distributor, is pleased and excited to be able to offer these exciting products to the Canadian piling industry. Variable moment…

New issue of Soilmec Journal Available

The most recent issue of the Soilmec Journal is now available. Published twice a year by Soilmec S.p.A., the journal reports on international projects and important new Soilmec products and technology. This issue’s cover story describes developments in Copenhagen’s Cityringen Metro Project, one of Europe’s largest construction jobs, which will…