Brent Adams

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…there’s more! Foundations of Capital “S” Sustainability

Posted by Brent Adams on Sep 22, 2021 6:45:00 AM

A bit more obtuse than my last article, but definitely something to think about are the broader impacts that helical piles can influence when expanding the focus from product-specific sustainable features to a broader capital-S Sustainable community perspective…

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Topics: Helical Pile Benefits, Civil, Sustainability

“Foundations” of Sustainability

Posted by Brent Adams on Sep 14, 2021 2:50:42 PM

For buildings and structures, material selection, energy conservation methods and good water efficiency are important parts to consider when thinking of sustainability. However, thoughts about what could be considered a sustainable foundation are often overlooked (or don’t go much “deeper” than costs or what LEED points it can qualify for). Let's explore how CHANCE helical piles effect the environment, economy, and society to create a more holistic view of what it means to be sustainable.

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Topics: Helical Pile Benefits, Civil, Sustainability

Using Torque Testing for Better Designs

Posted by Brent Adams on Aug 23, 2021 10:03:00 AM

All Engineers can relate to an experience we’ve had where what we designed was not how it turned out in “the real world”. Rarely does a project end up being exactly as what we put down on paper. Soil testing for foundation supports is no exception and unfortunately these differences almost never end on the positive side of a cost estimate.

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Topics: Engineering, Torque, HeliCAP

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