With a combination of presentations and live demonstrations, Earth Anchoring Suppliers along with CHANCE Civil Construction (helical piles) and Conte Cos. kept the audience engaged and entertained.
Located on the grounds of the secluded Maynard Rod & Gun Club, for the forty-plus in attendance the day started with a comprehensive presentation from Phil Brackett of Hubbell Power Systems (CHANCE Helical Piles) and Alex Raposo of EAS. Their focus was deep foundations and helical piles: applications, design, installation and the latest innovations.
A DRIVECAST displacement pile had been installed a week before the event. It was excavated to reveal to solid grout column created by the patented design. Both the engineers and contractors showed great interest in the low impact method of installation of this high capacity pile.
Demonstration Highlights Included:
- DRIVECAST installation and installed pile excavation
- Square shaft helical pile installation with small, highly mobile installation rig
- ROCK-IT carbide tipped specialty helical pile for challenging, high blow count soils
- The full range of helical pile terminations and their applications