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…

Keller has Canada covered

By combining the legacy, expertise, reach and capability of Geo-Foundations and Keller Canada, Keller is now unmatched coast-to-coast. Geo-Foundations has over 15 years of experience specialising in foundation support, ground improvement, and ground treatment projects. Geo-Foundations’ design-build services have provided comprehensive, cost-effective solutions to the most complex geotechnical challenges throughout…

Benefits of dynamic pile testing

By Garland Likins, P.E. Any structure is only as good as its foundation. For a deep foundation to perform satisfactorily, it must have adequate geotechnical capacity to support the applied load and lack structural defects. If the foundation fails, it must be remediated or the structure demolished and eventually replaced….