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HPW Polls Helical Pile and Anchor Manufacturers to Determine the Combined Annual

Revenue for Products Sold Into both the Civil and Utility Markets -

Incredible Growth Over the Last Ten or So Years

The majority of manufacturers are willing to share revenue numbers while others have no

interest in sharing at all.  The result of the survey yields what we feel is an accurate approximation

of annual revenues for U.S. manufacturers for both the civil and utility markets . . . more

HPW Welcomes Mr. Michael Perlow JR., P.E. To Its Technical Advisory Team

Michael Perlow Jr., P.E. brings 40 years of experience in marine, coastal, land-based geotechnical, foundation engineering and helical pile design knowledge . . . more

A Close Up Look at Seven Helical Pile Manufacturers’ Products

HPW presents a detailed look at helical pile products manufactured by seven of the industry’s leading manufacturers - Ram Jack Systems Distribution, MacLean Power Systems - Civil Products Division - Foundation Supportworks - Hubbell-Chance - IDEAL Foundation Systems - Earth Contact Products and Empire Piers. . . more

Is it Time for Consolidation to Begin in the Helical Pile Industry?

Industry consolidation is a phenomenon that has been happening on the planet since the very first competitors realized that it made more financial sense to join forces rather than competing for the same dollar and watching that very dollar diminish in size . . . more

Helical Pile Industry 2014 Review and 2015 Outlook

Recently HPW conducted a survey that included nine helical pile manufacturers and one distributor to gather data and insight into sales volume activity in 2014 versus 2013.  The survey also includes the groups’ outlook and forecasts for sales in 2015 . . . more

DFI Helical Piles & Tiebacks Committee is Soliciting Assistance for a Major Helical (Screw) Pile – Seismic Research Study Project is teaming with the DFI to assist with the dissemination of information to help form and launch this important project designed to increase the acceptance of helical (screw) piles in seismic zones D, E and F . . . more

Some Very Important Information about the State of Practice in the Helical Pile Industry was Presented at the DFI Helical Piles and Tiebacks Seminar in Early April 2014

Dr. Samuel Clemence, civil engineering professor at Syracuse University and a renowned helical pile researcher and author, presented the in-depth state of practice report that was commissioned by the Deep Foundations Institute . . . more

Helical Pile Industry 2013 Review and 2014 Outlook

Recently HPW conducted a survey that included seven helical pile manufacturers and one distributor to gather data and insight into sales volume activity in 2013 versus 2012.  The survey also includes the groups’ outlook and forecasts for sales in 2014 . . . more

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NEW Foundation Supportworks Announces Helicast - a Grouted Helical Pile System

New product consists of standard solid square shaft lead and extension sections with a soil displacement plate at each coupler location . . . more

NEW MPS Civil Products Division Announces a Significant Distributor Agreement

Kent Companies, an MPS distributor for many years, recently reached an agreement with Arklatex Helical Distributors to expand its service area to include (24) states . . . read about it now

Hubbell-Chance Announces a New Interior Slab Bracket (ISB) for Interior Slab Remediation

Innovative bracket design works with the patented Combo Pile, and is designed to lower overall project costs . . . read about it now

IDEAL Group Currently has Three New Employment Opportunities

1) Director of Sales & Marketing

2) Outside Sales Executive

3) Geotechnical or Structural Engineer

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NEW A Reminder to Our Civil Engineering Educators - DFI’s University PowerPoint Presentation on Helical Piles and Anchors has Been a Very Popular Download for Academicians

Since its introduction in June 2014, the University PowerPoint presentation has been downloaded by 296 people through December, so we want to remind educators and others that may not be aware of its existence to learn about this valuable helical pile and helical anchor educational resource now. . . more

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The DFI Helical (Screw) Pile Seismic Study research team recently accepted the opportunity to use the University of California San Diego shake table - the largest in the U.S. - to perform full-scale seismic load tests on helical piles early next year.  It took some serious work to make this happen . . . more

Michael Perlow, Jr., P.E. has Submitted Excerpts to HPW from a DFI Journal Paper Entitled Helical Pile Drilled Foundations

The intent of the submittal to HPW is to offer a proposed helical pile design methodology that is based upon the 2006 Canadian Foundation Engineering Manual . . . read the paper now

GRL Engineers has Re-Designed Its APPLE VII Dynamic Compression Load Testing System for Helical Piles

The APPLE VII is a totally self-contained system that ships easily and sets up quickly at job sites.  Now it is possible to complete multiple dynamic ASTM D4945 compression load tests economically in a single day . . . more

International Code Council Evaluation Services (ICC-ES) and CTL/Thompson are Asking for Help from Helical Pile Manufacturers in Order to Modify AC358 to Include Pile Diameters Larger than 3.50 Inches

Moncef Souissi of CTL/Thompson has published a survey form designed to gather information and opinions about how best to proceed with expanding AC358 to include helical piles with diameters greater than 3.50 inches . . . click here to access the survey

The 2015 DFI Helical Piles & Tiebacks Seminar was Held in Newark, NJ on September 10th  with Several Speakers Making Presentations on Repair and Rebuilding Activities Resulting from Super Storm Sandy

With the new FEMA flood codes in place, many homeowners along the coastline have made commitments to raise their existing house or build a new one with eight feet or more of elevation, and helical piles are providing the preferred foundation solution for contractors . . . more

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NEW JCI Bridge Group Installs (225) Helical Tieback Anchors to Secure 1000 Ft. Sheet Pile Wall in Michigan City, IN

Soft soils and a high water table meant the helical tieback anchors reached competent bearing soils from 50-100 feet . . . more

NEW Foundation Supportworks of Ontario Installs (216) Helical Piles to Support a Sanitary Sewer Forcemain

The soft soils and shallow groundwater along this 280 meter long section of the forcemain required a deep foundation solution . . . read about it now

NEW Alabama Ram Jack Installs (13) Tieback Anchors to Permanently Stabilize Exterior Walls at the Pruett Technical School

The brick veneer and masonry walls of this historic trade school in Hollywood, Alabama were experiencing significant settlement . . . read about it now

NEW Helical Piles of New York Installs (23) Helical Piles for an Elevated House in Amity Harbor, NY

The homeowner decided to repair the house that was severely damaged by Super Storm Sandy and have it elevated two feet above he BFE specification . . . more

NEW Ram Jack Foundation Solutions Successfully Repairs a Duplex House in Sunset Beach, NC that had Experienced Significant Lateral Movement

The house was built upon 8x8 treated timber piles, and moving the house laterally required some careful planning and innovative technique . . . more

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Ram Jack of South Carolina Responded Immediately to an Urgent Request to Help Save a House in Columbia, SC During the Recent Historic Flooding from Hurricane Joaquin

Flood waters washed away the soils and part of the house foundation, and without emergency expert help from the Ram Jack foundation team, the house would have surely been destroyed . . . read about it now

Ram Jack Southeast Opens New Office in Knoxville, TN

The new office will provide services in the northwest Georgia and eastern Tennessee regions . . . more

Gulf Breeze, FL Home Saved from Massive Storm Damage Because of Helical Piles

On April 29th last year, the heaviest rainfall ever recorded in Pensacola, FL in a 24 hour period destroyed or severely damaged many, many houses, but this house was saved by helical piles . . . more

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