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Helical Piles and Earthquakes

After the next big one hits in North America, will the helical pile industry be prepared to definitively document how structures supported by helical pile products were affected?  HPW proposes to start a database of structures built upon, anchored or underpinned in high seismic zones in North America . . . more

Helical Pile Industry 2017 Review and 2018 Outlook

Recently HPW conducted a survey that included six helical pile manufacturers and two distributors to gather data and insight into sales volume activity in 2017 versus 2016.  The survey also includes the groups’ outlook and forecasts for sales in 2018 . . . more

HPW Takes A Close Up Look at Eleven Helical Pile Manufacturers’ Products

HPW presents a detailed look at helical pile products manufactured by eleven of the industry’s leading manufacturers - Earth Contact Products, GoliathTech, Helical Anchors, Inc., Hubbell Power Systems - Chance, IDEAL Foundation Systems, MacLean Power Systems - Civil Products Division, Patriot Foundation Systems, PierTech Systems, Ram Jack Systems Distribution, Supportworks, and Techno Metal Post    . . . more

Helical Pile Industry 2016 Review and 2017 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 2016 versus 2015.  The survey also includes the groups’ outlook and forecasts for sales in 2017 . . . more

A Snapshot Look at Average Installed Helical Pile Prices Across the United States

What is the average cost of a 20’ deep helical pile?  HPW is asked this question frequently, and our first response is . . . more

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

Helical Piles

NEW Call for Abstracts - SuperPile ‘19 will be on Held on May 1-3 in Seattle, WA and the DFI is Calling for Abstract Submittals by Friday, September 14, 2018  click here to learn more

SAVE THESE DATES - June 4-5, 2019

These are the dates for a first-of-its-kind for our industry - the HPW-DFI Helical Piles-Tiebacks-Anchors Tradeshow and Educational Seminar that will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds . . . more

CTL|THOMPSON Names Next Generation of Engineering Leaders

The company has named a slate of new leaders with the experience and credentials to lead the award-winning engineering firm into its third generation of building and growth . . . read about it now

CTL|Thompson Now Offers ISO 9001 Auditing

CTL|Thompson Lab Director Moncef Souissi is now a certified auditor for ISO 9001 through the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) . . . more

Pengo Recently Announced the Appointment of George Chaney to the Position of Vice President of Sales . . . read about it now

CTL|Thompson Designs Helical Anchor Foundation System for Outdoor Tension Fabric Structure in Fort Collins, CO

It was a bit ironic that the only helical pile and anchor testing laboratory in the world approved to provide certified testing by ICC-ES seized an opportunity to design a foundation anchoring system for an outdoor tension fabric shade system for a rock concert series in their hometown . . . more

Phases I, II & III of the DFI Helical (Screw) Pile Seismic Study are Now Completed and Results are Available

Phase I - Dr. Amy Cerato’s paper titled “A Critical Review: State of Knowledge in Seismic Behavior of Helical Piles” is available for downloading.  Phase II - the full-scale shake table load tests are completed.  Phase III - all data from shake table testing are available for downloading . . . more

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NEW Earth Anchoring Suppliers Teams with Breslin Contracting to Install (30) Helical Piles to Underpin a New Kiddie Academy in New Market, MD

The new structure began to settle even before construction was complete due to some poor fill on the site . . . more

NEW  Madam President - Audubon Environmental & Helical Piers Achieves WBE Status

Owner Carla Morris has seen and been through it all on her amazing entrepreneurial journey, and she gives a ton of credit to Danbro’s Frank D’Angelo for his support and help . . . more

NEW Earth Anchoring is Hosting “The Deep Foundation Demonstration Event for Engineers” in Maynard, MA on October 11, 2018

Chance Civil Construction, Avon Corp. and Earth Anchoring Suppliers recently hosted this same event exclusively for engineers in Deale, MD along the shores of Chesapeake Bay, and it was very successful . . .read about it now

NEW How to Standardize the Installation of Helical Piles - by Gary Seider, P.E.

Helical piles are subject to special inspections, similar to deep foundations, but engineers have several choices when looking for the best way to install them . . . more

NEW Helical Pile Research Could Help Save Lives - Ram Jack Sponsors Live Engineer Webcast

Ram Jack Systems Distribution sponsored a live webcast for engineers across the U.S. July 19, 2018. The webcast, featuring presenter Amy B. Cerato, Ph.D., P.E. professor at the University of Oklahoma . . . read about it now

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Archived Manufacturer News

NEW GoliathTech Newfoundland Installs (191) Helical Screw Piles for 1000 Meter Boardwalk in Gros Morne National Park

The two-man crew overcame several obstacles including rocks in the soil and having to carry many of the piles by hand over 1000 meters . . . more

NEW Ram Jack Tri-States Installs (283) Helical Piles for a New Restaurant at the Marina in Ridley Park Pennsylvania

The new restaurant was to be positioned just twenty feet from the river, so the foundation design required special considerations in order to provide the necessary safety, strength and longevity . . . read about it now

NEW Supportworks Teams with Alpha Foundations to Install (29) Helical Tieback Anchors for a New Retaining Wall for a Sorority House in Tallahassee

The existing masonry block retaining walls around the sorority house had cracked and moved to the point where there were parking and safety concerns . . . read about it now

NEW Structural Systems Repair Group (SSRG) Installs (212) Helical Piles for Modular Buildings in Little Ferry, NJ - Despite the Flooding Rains

A very wet jobsite did not impact the schedule as the SSRG installation crew installed all (212) piles on time and on budget which thoroughly impressed the GC and the school board members . . . more

ECP and Bay Area Underpinning Team to Install (159) Helical Piles for Water Attraction at Jellystone Park in Lodi, CA

The owner’s engineers were so impressed with the helical pile solution they contracted with Bay Area Underpinning to install (50) additional piles for another location in the park . . . more

Techno Metal Post Alaska Installs (70) Helical Piles for a Large Deck in Fairbanks, AK

The crew initially encountered too much snow in April and frost in late May causing a delay in the start date . . . more

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Helical Pile Installers

NEW Our Global Reach is Expanding as HPW is Pleased to Welcome RIYE ENGINEERING SDN BHD to the Website - Our First Helical Pile Installation Company with Headquarters in Malaysia

As a general civil engineering contractor originating in 2012, RIYE ENGINEERING S/B has delivered innovative helical pile and anchor solutions throughout Malaysia . . . more

NEW Torcsill Foundations Announces Relocation of Company’s South Texas Office to Corpus Christi

TorcSill is excited for the relocation of their Three Rivers, Texas, office to Corpus Christi, Texas. An open-house is planned for August 23, 2018 . . . read about it now

TorcSill Foundations Announces Opening of Office in Carlsbad, New Mexico

The addition of a New Mexico office enables TorcSill to provide its regional customers with TorcSill’s best-in-class construction deliverability and engineering support . . . read about it now

Techno Metal Post of Alaska Owner, Dave Northup, has Spent the Last Seven Years Building his Business by Successfully Installing Helical Piles in Some Extremely Harsh Conditions

Starting with (1) installation machine in 2011, Dave and his team have grown the business to include (6) machines, and they are doing projects all over Alaska . . . more

Torcsill Foundations Recently Announced the Acquisition of L.P. Nance Land Surveying

The acquisition contributes additional value-added services to TorcSill’s engineered foundation offerings and access to innovative technologies in the surveying space . . . more

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