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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…

“Girls need to be encouraged as much as boys”

International Women in Engineering Day in August focused attention on the amazing careers in engineering and technical roles for girls, and celebrated the achievements of outstanding female engineers. To mark the event, we asked three Keller colleagues from around the world to share their experiences as female engineers. Katja Maihold…

Retrievable Extensometers and Pile Load Testing

Conventional bored pile instrumentation for static load testing generally relies on strain gauges and tell-tales cast in the pile to measure axial loads and movements at various levels and at the pile toe. One drawback with this method is that the instrument locations need to be predetermined and the instruments…

Screw piles and light structures: no brainer for Canadians 

 By Stan Higgins, Postech Screw Piles Winnipeg  The screw pile industry markets hard that screw piles are cheaper than concrete. The truth is that screw piles can be used for a wide range of projects and, depending on the soil characteristics, they aren’t always cheaper.  However, here is a bold…