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Burke Keeps First Pile Driving Project Straight with RTG Piling Rig

Burke Construction Inc.’s first pile driving project was no easy task. The job at hand for this heavy civil contractor was to install a steel seawall in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, but this was no straight line of sheet piles in the middle of the beach. Burke’s task was…

O-Cell Load testing of large-diameter single-drilled shaft foundations for the REM project in Montreal

By Riad Diab, Louis D’Amours, and Malek Bouteldja, SNC-Lavalin, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Edited by William F. “Bubba” Knight, Fugro Loadtest, Gainesville, FL. Introduction The Réseau Électrique Métropolitain (REM), a $6.5 billion design-build project, is being constructed by a Joint Venture comprised of SNC Lavalin, Dragados Canada, Group Aecon Quebec, Pomerleau,…

Pile Dynamics, Inc. Introduces the Shaft Area Profile Evaluator (SHAPE)

Drilled shafts are rarely ideal cylinders, and irregularities in the shaft construction can affect shaft performance. PDI’s Shaft Area Profile Evaluator (SHAPE) offers quality control of shaft radius, volume, and verticality. SHAPE is a cost-effective quality assurance testing device used for deep foundations such as drilled shafts, bored piles, slurry…

Visions of the Emirates: when the superlative becomes reality

Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, dominates the town at a height of 828 metres and is a symbol of the building boom in the Emirates. To the west of Palm Jumeirah, the artificial island in the shape of a palm tree, the new port with a size of…