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Weld Qualification Process - The Right Approach for Helical Piles

Weld Qualification Process - The Right Approach for Helical Piles

There are many different weld processes that can be used in the production of helical piles to join...

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Compression Testing a Helical Pile in Less-Than-Ideal Conditions

Compression Testing a Helical Pile in Less-Than-Ideal Conditions

As you will read, the compression test set-up posed several challenges that could be prevented with...

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Gary Matters: The Engineers Behind the Gray Matter

Gary Matters: The Engineers Behind the Gray Matter

March 4, 2022 is World Engineering Day, March is National Engineering Month in Canada, and the USA...

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5 Questions about Load Tests on Helical Piles [Answered]

5 Questions about Load Tests on Helical Piles [Answered]

Often, larger commercial projects will have load test requirements included in the specifications....

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Streetlight Foundation Design Streamlined with Engineering Software

Streetlight Foundation Design Streamlined with Engineering Software

Streetlight foundation design seems complicated. How are the loads calculated? What affects...

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Project Example – Using Helical Capacity Design Software for Helical Pile Foundation Bid

Project Example – Using Helical Capacity Design Software for Helical Pile Foundation Bid

We’re often asked by engineers and contractors how to bid helical pile foundations. This often...

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3 Advantages of Helical Tiebacks vs Conventional Grouted Tendon Methods

3 Advantages of Helical Tiebacks vs Conventional Grouted Tendon Methods

CHANCE® helical tiebacks are a pre-engineered mechanical anchoring system for permanent and...

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Deep Foundation “Feedback”: Valuable Early Data From The Jobsite

Deep Foundation “Feedback”: Valuable Early Data From The Jobsite

The Reality A recognized challenge for geotechnical engineers designing deep foundations is...

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Using Torque Testing for Better Designs

Using Torque Testing for Better Designs

All Engineers can relate to an experience we’ve had where what we designed was not how it turned...

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From Engineering to Construction: 117-ton Tank Foundation

From Engineering to Construction: 117-ton Tank Foundation

Modern infrastructural design and architecture are evolving due to rapid improvements in modern...

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Overcoming Helical Pile Design Engineering Challenges

Overcoming Helical Pile Design Engineering Challenges

Have you ever needed to estimate the axial capacity of a helical pile? You could calculate helix...

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Deep Foundations – Comparing the Displacement of Pipe Shaft Helical Piles

Deep Foundations – Comparing the Displacement of Pipe Shaft Helical Piles

Helical piles are a displacement piling system that moves the soil away from the central axis of...

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How to Determine Helical Pile Capacity with Limited Soil Data

How to Determine Helical Pile Capacity with Limited Soil Data

On many construction projects, soil borings are not completed due to the property owner wanting to...

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Helical Pile Shaft Optimization

Helical Pile Shaft Optimization

The shaft type/size of a helical pile is critical to both the axial and lateral capacity –...

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