Tag Archives: construction

A Glass-Half-Full Kind of Company – Independence Tube Corp. expands offerings after devastation of natural disaster

Sometimes the difference between a positive, successful outcome and a dismal letdown is a mere shift in perception. As John Tassone of Independence Tube Corp. recalls, the scope of destruction in the wake of an EF5 tornado is unimaginable, but not impossible to overcome. On April 2011, a 210-mph windstorm…

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…