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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

A Close Up Look at Three Helical Pile Manufacturers’ Products

HPW presents a detailed look at helical pile products manufactured by three of the industry’s leading manufacturers - Ram Jack Systems Distribution, MacLean Power Systems - Civil Products Division and Foundation Supportworks . . . more

A Close Look at Coastal Structure Timber Pile Foundation Repair

Ram Jack Foundation Solutions owner Rick Sykes provides a detailed look at his perfected process for repairing failed timber pile foundations for elevated structures on the eastern U.S. coastline . . . more

Climate Change - Hurricanes - Helical Piles

More severe storms with rising sea levels and greater tidal surges are wreaking havoc on coastal homes and businesses.  Helical Piles have been used successfully to repair damaged coastal structures, and professionals are starting to seek more information about their use for new construction and repair . . . more

Helical Pile Industry 2012 Review and 2013 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 2012 versus 2011.  The survey also includes the groups’ outlook and forecasts for sales in 2013 . . . more

ICC-ES and A.B. Chance / Hubbell Respond to HPW Editorial Opinion Concerning the Potential for an Uneven Playing Field Relative to ICC-ES Helical Pile Product Certifications

On August 16th HPW published an editorial opinion about the recently awarded code certification ESR-2794 for two A.B. Chance round corner square bar helical piles - the SS5 and the SS175 and related caps and brackets.  The link to the editorial opinion can be found below.  Since the editorial was published, HPW has been in discussion with representatives from both ICC-ES and A.B. Chance / Hubbell, and HPW has posted each company’s response letters . . . more


Bearing and Friction Design Capacity for Helical Anchors and Piles - Reintroduction of a Time-Tested Paper Authored by Gary Seider

CTL/Thompson’s Wayne Thompson finds a diamond in the rough with respect to helical pile and helical anchor design papers, and he is interested to see if others in the industry agree with him . . . more

Pengo Announces Two New Additions to Its Sales Management Team

A new foundation and drives manager and a new territory manager for the company’s eleven state southern region . . . more

Pengo Announces a New Revolution Series Torque Motor - 8,000 Ft Lbs of Torque in an 85 Lb Footprint

The "Revolution" continues at Pengo with the announcement of the NEW Revolution RS-6X hand-held anchor drive, and it is the ultimate solution for helical pile and helical anchor applications with limited access . . . more

YA Engineering is Presenting an In-Depth Two Day Training Course Titled Helical Piles Design, Installation and Testing in Philadelphia, PA

This extensive course has been delivered across Canada and has been very well received.  YA Engineering is now accepting registrations for the course to be presented in Philadelphia on November 13 & 14 . . . more

Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Helical Piles & Tiebacks Committee Has Released the Final Version of the Model Specification Helical Anchor Foundations Tension Applications

This final version of the specification has been approved by the DFI Technical Advisory Committee . . . more

Deep Excavation Has Just Released Its New Version of HelixPile 2014TM

Settlement prediction expanded for tension tests, linear creep included in soil modeling and full calculation report for design submittals plus additional enhancements  . . . more

CTL Thompson Expands in Fort Collins with Additional Staff and New Testing Facilities

The only IAS accredited helical pile testing facility is expanding its Fort Collins operation to enhance the company’s testing capabilities . . . more

Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Introduces a University Presentation on Helical Piles and Anchors - Now Includes Narration by Dr. Samuel Clemence

The educational presentation provides introductory-level information for professors to use to introduce helical pile and anchor products and solutions to geotechnical engineering students . . . more


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 White Paper - Hydraulic Drive Head Curves for Helical Pile Capacity

Foundation Supportworks Senior Applications Engineer, Don Deardorff, P.E., presents a white paper on the results of field tests on drive motors and hydraulic torque indicators . . . more

MacLean Power Systems Civil Group is Awarded a U.S. Patent for the Strength Squared Pipe Coupling System

The product is designed to redirect the installation torque into the coupler and welds to offer the needed material resistance in installation . . . more

Foundation Supportworks Announces a New Release of the Company’s Technical Manual

The manual was first released in 2010, and it has now been updated to include more technical information on helical piles, brackets and other products . . . more

Foundation Supportworks Announces a New Version of HelixProTM Helical Pile and Tieback Design Software Program

The web-based software now includes (11) video tutorials to assist new users navigate the program from the home page to printing a report. . . more


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FSI Teams with Foundation Supportworks of Central Iowa to Augment the Foundation of a Building in Downtown Des Moines - Built in 1909

Crew installs (14) helical piles and conducts a load test - all in the tight quarters of the building’s basement . . . read about it now

Ram Jack Tennessee Installs (132) Helical Piles to Repair Three Apartment Buildings at Austin Peay University

Average depth was 60 ft. and all of the piles, underpinning brackets and new sister beams had to be installed in (60) days . . . more

Helical Piles of New York Underpins Police Annex Structure in Mamaroneck NY with Helical Piles in Very Restricted Working Space

The crew had to deal with very limited space, and some unforeseen pile installation challenges . . . more

EagleLIFT Installs (61) Helical Piles to a Stabilize School Building in Downtown San Francisco

Old school building was in need of many upgrades, a new addition and seismic retrofitting . . . more

Ram Jack Tennessee Installs (210) Helical Piles to Repair Memphis Pyramid Foundation for Bass Pro Shops

Famous iconic building in Memphis required underpinning and seismic upgrades prior to Bass Pro Shops taking occupancy . . . more


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

On April 29th this 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

Ram Jack Foundation Solutions Has Perfected Its Seawall and Bulkhead

Repair Technique

A patent pending system and years of experience has provided owner Rick Sykes and his team with a cost effective repair solution for damaged seawalls and bulkheads . . . more

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Torque Measuring for Helical Piles - Pengo TruLinkLoad Test Helical Piles - GRL Dynamic Load TestingHelical Pile Testing - ICC-ES Certfication - CTL ThompsonAdvertise on Helical Pile World.com

DFI Helical Piles & Tiebacks Committee is Soliciting Assistance for a Major Helical (Screw) Pile – Seismic Research Study Project

HelicalPileWorld.com 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

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