Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) announces that BAUER Maschinen GmbH and BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH will be presented the 2013 Ben C. Gerwick Award for Innovation in the Design and Construction of Marine Foundations at a dinner in Seattle, August 1. The dinner is being held in conjunction with DFI’s Marine Foundations Seminar, a 1.5 day seminar featuring 14 presentations by owners, contractors and engineers on challenging marine foundation projects.
The two companies are being recognized for the development and implementation of the Bauer Seabed Drill 3000, a seabed mounted drill unit that can be installed and operated by a work boat rather than a jack-up or large semi-submersible marine derrick. This innovation reduces installation costs of large diameter drilled/socket piles by allowing the use of less costly equipment. In addition, the unit enables the installation of piles in extreme side conditions such as a high current situation.
The annual award recognizes innovative excellence in the design and construction of marine foundations, and honors Ben C. Gerwick for his achievements during his 62-year career in the field of marine foundations. The award is sponsored by the Deep Foundation Institute Educational Trust, University of California Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Ben C. Gerwick Company.
About the DFI Educational Trust
The Deep Foundations Institute Educational Trust (www.dfitrust.org) is an independent, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization established in 2006 by the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) as its charitable arm. The mission of the Trust is to support and encourage individuals in the fields of study related to the deep foundation industry by providing scholarships and opportunities to meet and work with deep foundation industry leaders.
About the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)
DFI (www.dfi.org) is an international association of contractors, engineers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multi-disciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. We bring together members for networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publications, research, government relations and outreach. DFI has more than 3,300 members worldwide.