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NEW 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

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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  Supportworks Opens New National Headquarters - Room to Keep Growing, Back Under One Roof with Thrasher

This 200,000-square-foot facility in Papillion was specially built to accommodate the company’s nearly 100 employees, as well as sister company and local contractor, Thrasher . . . read about it now

NEW Danbro is Proud to Announce the Addition of the Keating Group to Its Family of Valued Installers

Dave Keating has been installing push piers and helical piles for over twenty years in Kansas and now in New Jersey with two different family business involving his dad, uncle and brother . . . more

NEW The Team at Earth Anchoring Suppliers is Excited to Join the List of Supporters at Helical Pile World

As a long term installer of CHANCE® products, we searched in vain for the support and resources we needed to keep up with the market, so I put together EAS . . . more

NEW Earth Anchoring Supplier Teams with Shore Systems Group to Install (89) Helical Piles in Monmouth Beach, NJ

Very low overhead clearance and some extremely wet ground conditions provided some challenges for the crew . . . more

NEW Builders and Constructors Can Take Four Steps to Better Understand the Makeup of the Soil and Design a Stronger, More Cost-Effective Foundation - Article by Gary L. Seider

Because of the high variability of soil, the ground that surrounds a foundation can have a profound effect on its load-bearing abilities . . . more


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NEW 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

NEW 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

NEW  SSRG Installs (40) Helical Tieback Anchors for Slope Remediation in Cincinnati, OH

Heavy Spring rains caused a significant amount of sloughing to occur so helical tiebacks were installed along with a shotcrete slope cover . . . more

NEW Ram Jack Louisiana Installs (78) Helical Piles for a New Mezzanine Project for Folgers Coffee in New Orleans

When engineers determined that deep foundation support was critical, the GC contacted Ram Jack to help come up with the best solution . . . read about it now

Structural Systems Repair Group (SSRG) Installs (70) Helical Piles for KAO Waste Water Treatment Plant in Cincinnati

Crews had to deal with some brick and concrete fill material in order to get the piles installed . . . more

Supportworks Teams with TerraFirma Foundation Systems to Install (12) Helical Piles for Equipment Matt Foundations in Auburn, WA

The matt foundations required deep foundations to support the 1,400 lbs. per square foot compression loads . . . read about it now

 


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NEW 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

Torcsill Foundations Recently Announced the Completion of 1,000,000 Man Hours of Labor Activities with No Lost Time Incidents

This achievement stands as a monument to the company’s commitment to safe operations in all business units . . . more

TorcSill Foundations Recently Announced the Acquisition of Ark-La-Tex Helical Based in Marshall, TX

According to company officials, this strategic acquisition expands TorcSill’s operating districts from eight to nine nationwide . . . more

Torcsill Foundations Announces the Appointment of Richard Knapp as Vice President of Operations

Knapp will be based in the Pasadena headquarters and will have oversight of all activities within the Manufacturing and Construction Services divisions . . . read about it now

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