Category Archives: Industry News

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…

Eglinton Crosstown: A new step in Toronto’s subway system

The Eglinton Crosstown LRT (light rail transit) Line project, the cornerstone of the overall C$8.4 billion investment, was announced in 2007 as part of the Transit City plan, which included the development and implementation of six other light rail lines across Toronto. The Eglinton Crosstown project is a 19 kilometres…

Pile Master Air Hammers Hit the Pile Driving Market

Foundation Hammers, LLC, has breathed new life into the Pile Master Air Hammer line. Originally designed for the dock building industry, the product line has been expanded to suit the entire pile driving industry.  “Many air hammers are very heavy, require a lot of air to operate, and are not…

Construction and Integrity Testing of the Drilled Shafts on Fremont

Malcolm Drilling installed the drilled shafts from the existing grade using a Bauer BG46 drill rig with a 263-ft (80.2 metre) long Kelly bar. Since the overburden soil layers consisted of loose manmade fill, including old wooden piles, and several sand lenses to depths of about 80 feet (24.4 metres), temporary…