Helical Pile Shake Test a Huge Success


(as posted on Linked IN)

The seismic shake test on helical piles went so well!  A great big shout out to the National Science Foundation, the Deep Foundation Institute and all of the Helical Pile and Tieback Committee Sponsors who made this test possible.

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Project Sponsors

Hubbell-Chance (http://www.abchance.com/products/helical-piles-anchors/)

MacLean Power Systems (https://www.macleanpower.com/)

RamJack Systems Distribution – Cash plus material, fabrication and engineering donation (http://www.ramjack.com/)

Magnum Piering – Cash plus material, fabrication and engineering donation (http://www.magnumpiering.com/)

Helical Pile Association (http://www.helicalpileassociation.com/)

Torcsill Foundations – Cash, plus material, fabrication, engineering and continuous on-site contractor support (http://www.torcsill.com/)

IDEAL Group (http://idealfoundationsystems.com/)

Foundation Supportworks (http://www.foundationsupportworks.com/)

Techno Metal Post (http://www.technometalpost.com/en-CA/)

Foundation Technologies (https://foundationtechnology.com/)

CTL/Thompson (http://www.ctlthompson.com/)

Lally Pipe (http://www.lallypipe.com/)

DFI (http://www.dfi.org/)

Helical Pile World (http://www.helicalpileworld.com/)

Atlas Tube (http://www.atlastube.com/)

GoliathTech (http://www.goliathtechpiles.com/about-us/)

Patriot Foundation Systems (http://patriothelicals.com/index.html)

EXL Tube (https://www.exltube.com/)

Another big shout out to my dream-team helical pile installation team from Torcsill Foundations, LLC (www.torcsill.com) for their continuous, unwavering on-site support of this project.  They did anything I asked them to do, from installing helical piles overhead in the large shaker box, to splicing three-wire strain gages, to fabricating and welding material onsite, to loading weights on my piles, and in general just being good guys!  Torcsill donated all of this support for a full three weeks and were the major reason this project went forward and stayed on schedule.  I could not have done the project without them!

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