Category Archives: Industry News

“That was close!” Historical Bridge Turns into a Challenge

The renovation of a historical railway bridge calls for a spectacular assignment in Switzerland. What is so special about it? The challenges began even before a single metre was drilled for the deep foundations. “That was extremely close,” explains Adrien. He climbs out of the small fishing boat and sets…

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…