The DRIVECAST Demonstration Event was held at the Green Asphalt facility in Long Island City. Deep foundation professionals from the Tri-State area converged on Queens to learn all about the DRIVECAST high capacity screw displacement pile. Presentations from the inventor, the manufacturer and a live installation made up the day.
Siting recent testing results and “real world” applications, Phil Brackett of CHANCE Civil Construction (the makers of CHANCE helical piles) engaged the attendees with the origin story of DRIVECAST. Explaining how the City of New York needed a nondisruptive, high capacity pile for a new sewer line in a residential area in Queens.
Then it was the inventors turn. Matt Conte of Conte Cos. presented in-depth information concerning the differences between DRIVECAST and other high capacity pile types. The audience was especially interested in how low impact DRIVCAST installations are to the job sites and surrounding areas. As expected, the cost savings possibilites was important to the group as well.
The Q&A was high spriirted as many in attendance had question and comments. Next was the live installation just outside.
CAC of NY was on hand to perform the DRIVECAST installation. Matt Conte took the group through the installation process. He explained in real-time how DRIVECAST advanced, creating its load bearing grout column from the reservoir above. The installation was successful. The attendees got all remaining questions answered. They appreciated the combination of "class room" and live demonstration.
It was a satisify event. Everyone left with a working understanding of why DRIVECAST is considered truly different than any other high capacity piling system.