Deep Foundations Institute elects Daniel MacLean as new trustee

Keller Foundations Ltd., Canada’s leader in geotechnical solutions, is pleased to announce the election of Business Development Manager Daniel R. MacLean, P. Eng. as a new Deep Foundations Institute’s (DFI) Trustee. DFI is an international association of contractors, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, academics, and owners in the deep foundations industry. The multi-disciplinary membership…

Mike Roberts to Manage New Pile Master Air Hammer Line for ECA Subsidiary

Mike Roberts has been hired by Foundation Hammers, LLC, a subsidiary of Equipment Corporation of America (ECA). As director of pile master products, he will be responsible for overseeing manufacturing; setting up a national dealer network for distribution, sales, and rental; and developing training programs for sales, service, and repair. Pile…

Very Deep Foundations at 181 Fremont in San Francisco – Part 1

By Kirk Ellison, Ph.D., P.E., G.E., Arup North America; Eric S. Lindquist, Ph.D., P.E., Brierley Associates; and Peter Faust, Dipl.-Ing. Malcolm Drilling Company (permission from Jay Paul Company) The 181 Fremont Tower is an iconic new, mixed-use high-rise in the dense urban setting of downtown San Francisco, California, that celebrated its…

ECA conducts first-ever BAUER Drilling Rig safety training

Equipment Corporation of America (ECA), a leading distributor of foundation construction equipment, held its first-ever BAUER OT-B Drilling Rig Operator’s Training from May 7-11 at its Coraopolis, Pa. headquarters. The course comes in the wake of the 100-year-old company being designated a regional training center for BAUER Foundation Equipment, a…