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NEW  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  Helical Anchors, Inc. has an Opening for a Manager of Engineering

The company has an immediate opening for a Professional Engineer that has a minimum of five years of experience in structural and/or geotechnical engineering  . . . more

NEW  Helical Anchors, Inc. Has an Immediate Opening for a Sales Engineer

The company is looking for an experienced sales engineer with a minimum of 5 years helical pile sales experience . . . more

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

Foundation Supportworks Announces a New Release of Their HelixPro® Helical Design Software

The web-based software program now includes a “Search for Piles” module that automatically configures shaft and helix bearing plate sizes . . . more

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NEW  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

NEW 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

NEW  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

GRL Engineers Conducts Two Dynamic Load Tests in One Day on Chance® Helical Pulldown MicropilesTM on a Project in Jersey City

Before McAuliffe Contractors could proceed with the installation of (105) Chance Helical Pulldown Micropiles, GRL Engineers was contracted to conduct two load tests using their Dynamic Load Test system (APPLE) that is not only fast but also eliminates the need for reaction piles . . . more

PENGO Announces Lower Prices for Its TruLink Torque System

The system is now available in (4) class sizes ranging from a 45mm pin to a 114mm pin and it can measure torque up to 300,000 ft. lbs. . . . more

Deep Excavation, LLC Publishes a List of Lateral Load Tests Calibrated with HelixPile 2015TM Software Capabilities

HelixPile 2015 is now the only commercially available helical pile software to include settlement response and lateral load analysis capabilities.  The company has now posted (4) load test results on their site . . . more

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NEW  Helical Piles of New York Installs (48) Deep Foundation Piles for an Elevated House in Southhampton, NY

The house was damaged by Super Storm Sandy, and the new owner decided to preserve it and have it elevated to meet the new BFE flood elevation code . . . more

NEW  Foundation Supportworks Teams with Thrasher to Install (20) Helical Tiebacks to Anchor a Sheet Pile Wall for Construction of a Pedestrian Bridge

Helical tieback anchors were chosen over grouted tiebacks due to limited access and working area . . . read about it now

Alabama Ram Jack Installs (13) Helical Tieback Anchors to Stabilize a Large Leaning Wall at the Earnest Pruett Technical School

The non-reinforced masonry walls starting leaning as a result of foundation settlement and new support was essential . . . read about it now

Helical Piles of New York Installs (18) Chance Helical Transition Piles for a Swimming Pool Foundation in Amagansett, New York on Long Island

Driven timber piles were originally specified for the project, but the mobilization costs and limited space made helical piles the perfect solution for the project . . . more

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NEW 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

Affordable and Efficient House Raising Solution for Jersey Shore Homeowners

Ram Jack Foundation Solutions owner Rick Sykes teams with Ram Jack Corporate to develop the “Sandy Bracket” for raising Jersey Shore houses to meet FEMA regulations . . . more

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