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CONTENTS
VOL.32 NO.5 2016 | THE INTERNATIONAL DEEP FOUNDATIONS AND MARINE CONSTRUCTION MAGAZINE

COVER STORY
88 CHECK YOURSELF: TIPS FOR BUYING
AND SELLING USED HEAVY EQUIPMENT
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JOB STORY
16 NEW ORLEANS AIRPORT PILE CUTTING
New Orleans, LA

18 VALENTINE CORPORATION IS COMPLETING


$15 MILLION DOLLAR FIBER REINFORCED
POLYMER (FRP) REPAIR TO NATIONAL
HISTORICAL PIER 3 IN THE EMBARCADERO
WATERFRONT HISTORICAL DISTRICT
San Francisco, CA

22 BAUER INVOLVED IN CONSTRUCTING A


TUNNEL UNDER THE SUEZ CANAL
Ismailia, Egypt

26 BULKHEAD IMPROVEMENTS AT OLD NORTH WHARF


Nantucket, MA

PILE BUCK SPOTLIGHT


32 PILE BUCK’S INTERVIEW WITH
JOHN R. WOLOSICK, P.E., D.G.E.
Director of Engineering at Hayward Baker Inc. and
President of the Deep Foundations Institute

COMPANY SPOTLIGHT
40 TECHNO METAL POST
Quebec, Canada 66 SLING SAFETY:
Proper Selection and Maintenance

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT 82 40 YEARS OF BAUER ROTARY DRILLING TECHNOLOGY:


46 PIERESEARCH UNIBAR CENTRALIZER THE BEGINNING OF A SUCCESS STORY

FEATURE INDUSTRY NEWS


48 SUSTAINABILITY AND FOUNDATIONS: 100 LATEST HAPPENINGS FROM:
A WIN-WIN SITUATION Global Diving & Salvage Inc., Skanska, Malcolm Drilling Inc.,
Meever USA, Independence Tube, and GRL Engineers Inc.
52 COMMITTEE FOR WOMEN IN DEEP FOUNDATIONS
Featuring Lori Simpson, P.E., G.E.
IN EVERY ISSUE
54 SINK AND TILT: SAN FRANCISCO’S TALLEST 12 EDITOR’S NOTE
RESIDENTIAL TOWER EXPERIENCES 14 FEATURED PHOTO
ALARMING SETTLEMENT
106 DIRECTORY ADS
60 DRILLED SHAFT FOUNDATION SAFETY: 108 STEEL GIANT MARKETPLACE
THE ALDRIDGE STORY OF SUCCESS 114 ADVERTISER INDEX

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EST. 1984

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR bring a marketing executive on board. If they can’t


afford a full time person, then a contract-based Chief
Alex, Marketing Officer might be the way to go. Ideally, it
Thank you for the Pile Buck Spotlight article on should be someone who understands the industry, can
marketing, which appeared on volume 32, issue 4, translate “engineering-speak” into plain English and is
page 38. I couldn’t agree more with several points willing to serve as a buffer between the engineers and
made by you and Brian Fraley. I’ve observed not only suppliers of marketing communications services. I had
contractors and engineering firms shying away from the privilege of directing the marketing efforts of Pile
marketing, but also small manufacturers who target Dynamics and GRL Engineers, two of your advertisers,
the engineering and construction markets. I attribute for almost two decades. They understood early on that
this to the fact that these firms are often founded creating a marketing department was essential for their
and run by engineers who love what they and want to growth, and embraced content marketing before it
focus on what they do best. So if they have a product had that name. I hope more firms will follow the good
or service that is superb in solving a problem, they suggestions you give in your article.
unconsciously behave as if it should sell itself based on
merit. If it’s a really good product that actually works Gina Beim, P.E. (founder and president of MCDA
for a while — until it doesn’t. At that point, the small Consulting LLC, a strategy consulting firm specializing
contractor, engineering firm or manufacturer should in the engineering and manufacturing industries)

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630 376 10.5 10.5 82.20 130.5 1940 36410 803 166.3 1.70 1.35

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630 377 11.0 11.0 85.40 135.6 2004 37734 830 172.8 1.70 1.35

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over one hundred years of sea water
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others are being repaired and restored Valentine Corporation is nearing ease and flexibility of installation over
for many decades of future use. One completion of a two year project to steel and other repair options, and can
such repair project is happening at repair portions of the substructure on be adapted to each specific location.
Pier 3 just west of the Ferry Building, Pier 3. Valentine, a structural concrete At Pier 3, the specially designed FRP
where Hornblower Cruises and Events and marine construction specialist solution not only encases the structure it
(HCE) has undertaken a project to re- headquartered in San Rafael, Califor- also increases shear, flexural, and axial
pair this historic pier for its passenger nia, has been in operation in the Bay strengths of structural members and im-
excursion operation in San Francisco. Area for 52 years, completing many proves seismic performance. In addition,
The Pier 3 repair project represents wharf, pier repair and pier replacement the FRP materials are ICC-ES approved,
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is the largest excursion and ferry oper- groundbreaking/innovative system for fire-resistant finishes available.
ator in North America with services in structural concrete repair known as Pier 3 is on the National Register
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to be found to be consistent with the
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not conflict with the design integrity of
the pier. Pier 3 is the home port for the
Northern California fleet of passenger
excursion vessels — M/V California,
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and its corporate office on the historic
Santa Rosa ferryboat.
Joe Wyman with Hornblower Crusies
and Events remarked “Valentine was
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tor … after the original subcontractor
bowed out. It was quickly evident that
the crew from Valentine knew how the
work should be scheduled to be more
efficient and quickly implemented.
Valentine’s on site management was
always very responsive to any requests
from the Hornblower crew to minimize
the impacts of their work on the on-
going use of Pier 3 as an excursion vessel
terminal. Hornblower continued to op-
erate its three (3) largest excursion ves-
sels from Pier 3 throughout all phases
of construction by Valentine. On-going
operations at the Pier indicate that over
175,000 passengers enjoyed Hornblower
while Valentine worked on the pier.
Valentine has always shown great
flexibility and innovative solutions for
the various deteriorated conditions
on the Pier. Work entailed concrete
restoration on 80,000 SF on a pier that
is on the National Register of Historic
places. Restoration work focused on
removal of deteriorated concrete and
rebar and rebuilding the substructure
elements. A composite wrap was also
used to strengthen and restore the load
carrying capability of the Pier.”
The result is a renewed Pier 3, the
repaired areas of the substructure are
impervious to sea water damage and
further corrosion.
The major components of this project
consist of repairing more than 500 piles
(out of 987), 16,000 SF of deck (soffit)
repair (out of 80,000 SF), 4800 LF of
girder repair (out of 6804 LF), and 4500
LF of beam repair (out of 87750 LF). All
of this work was and is being completed
during low tides on a project specific
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BAUER INVOLVED
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Ismailia, Egypt
he “New Suez Ca- BAUER EGYPT S.A.E.,

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opened in August of BAUER Spezialtiefbau
2015 during a GmbH, has been carrying
grand ceremony. out the necessary specialist
The waterway, foundation engineering
which has great significance works as subcontractor for
for world trade, had been the joint venture between
widened at certain points and Egypt based companies
expanded. It connects the PETROJET and Concord
Mediterranean Sea with the for Engineering & Contract-
Red Sea and is the shortest ing and on behalf of the
sea route from Asia to Europe. Egyptian client Engineering
The reopening of the Authority Armed-Forces
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that all construction work istration since May 2015.
on the waterway has been For the ventilation system
completed though. For Bauer is constructing four
instance, a new road tunnel shafts with a depth of up to
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Orleans, MA cantilever steel sheet pile fill material located behind 3.0 MLW.
was retained bulkhead along a section of the bulkhead to migrate into Directly located behind
by Old North Old North Wharf fronting the harbor. The cantilever the bulkhead are five ad-
Wharf Cooperative, Inc. in on Nantucket Harbor. portion of the existing bulk- jacent seasonal-use wood
the Fall of 2014 to provide The existing bulkhead has head extends about 9 feet frame structures that are
professional engineering and been in place for more than from the ground surface at serviced by buried electric,
environmental permitting 40 years and has corroded El. 7.4 MLW Datum down water and sewer lines, and

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Parts of original bulkhead.

THE EXISTING BULKHEAD HAS BEEN IN PLACE FOR MORE THAN 40 YEARS
AND HAS CORRODED TO THE EXTENT THAT LARGE VOID AREAS IN THE
FACE ABOVE THE MUD LINE WERE ALLOWING SOIL FILL MATERIAL LOCATED
BEHIND THE BULKHEAD TO MIGRATE INTO THE HARBOR.

there are three timber pile and general debris in the The design included a submitted to the Nantucket
supported finger piers that adjacent fill area could prove request by the client that Conservation Commission
extend perpendicular to problematic for the instal- the new steel sheet pile and State and Federal per-
the face of the bulkhead at lation of a bulkhead tieback bulkhead be completely mitting agencies for their
random locations along the system. Thus, CEC decided sheathed with a natural de- review and approval. Fol-
harbor side of the bulkhead. to design the replacement cay resistant timber façade lowing issuance of the re-
The existing buried utili- bulkhead as a steel sheet pile for aesthetic purposes in quired permits, the project
ties behind the bulkhead and cantilever bulkhead to be this historically significant was advertised for bidding
the remnants of former located just outside the face location. Permit plans by local marine contrac-
timber bulkhead, piles, of the existing bulkhead. were then prepared and tors in late 2015, and the

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New bulkhead during construction.

successful bidder was AGM cap welded to the bulk- the inside face of the new nominal dimensions.
Marine Contractors, Inc. head. The cap and harbor- bulkhead. The solid tongue The lowest wale was locat-
(AGM) of Mashpee, MA. side face of the bulkhead and groove sheathing was ed about 1 foot above Mean
The Nantucket Con- was specified to be coated composed of air dried S4S Low Water and the remain-
servation Commission with coal tar epoxy for cor- greenheart timber with ing two wales were located at
included a condition in rosion protection. The void 1.5 inch μ 11 inch nominal mid height and within 1 foot
their approval that no CCA space between the existing dimensions. The sheathing of the top of the bulkhead.
treated timber could to be and new bulkheads was was attached to the steel The timber sheathing was
used for the proposed tim- specified to be filled with sheet pile bulkhead using designed to be set to a depth
ber façade. Consequently, concrete to eliminate the three horizontal air-dried of about 3 feet below the mud
greenheart timber was void area and to provide S4S greenheart timber line and extend to the top
selected to be used as the corrosion protection to wales with 3.5 inch μ 8 inch of the bulkhead to entirely
façade material because of
its durability characteris-
tics in the marine environ-
ment without the use of any THE DESIGN INCLUDED A REQUEST BY THE CLIENT THAT
chemical preservatives. THE NEW STEEL SHEET PILE BULKHEAD BE COMPLETELY
The bulkhead design
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wale. The timber sheathing in Nantucket Harbor. A high
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wales using silicon bronze maintained during the sheet
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JOHN R. WOLOSICK, P.E., D.G.E.
Director of Engineering at Hayward Baker Inc.
and President of the Deep Foundations Institute
John Wolosick is the director of engineering for the Atlanta office of Hayward Baker Inc.
(HBI), where he is responsible for engineering design and business development support for
HBI offices nationwide.
With over 35 years of experience in geotechnical engineering and contracting, Wolosick
specializes in slope stabilization, support of excavation, soil nailing, micro pile foundations
including underpinning, and all types of grouting.
He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in civil engineering from the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a registered professional engineer in 10
Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states.
As an active member of the industry, he is the author of more than 35 technical papers, and was
the recipient of the 2008 ASCE/Geo-Institute Martin S. Kapp Foundation Engineering Award.
Currently, Wolosick serves as a member of the ASCE Earth Retaining Structures Committee.
He is a currently president of the the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) past vice president and
trustee of the DFI, co-chair of the ADSC/DFI Micro Pile Committee (2004–2007), and chair of
the ASCE/Geo-Institute of Georgia Geotechnical Committee (2003–2005).

PB: Please tell us a little about yourself… the idea of building big things. I had thoughts about archi-
JW: I was born in Springfield, Illinois, the oldest of three tecture and mechanical engineering but it was really civil
children. My sister passed away about a decade ago so it’s just that turned me on.
my brother and me now. I went to college not far from where Once I got to Illinois, they were strong in the geotechni-
I grew up at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. cal area with the professors that were there. It was where
I got my bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1978 and my Ralph Peck was from. He actually retired soon after I got to
master’s in 1979. Illinois but there were a lot of other really good guys there at
I decided to be a civil engineer because two of my best the time: Dr. Edward J. Cording and Professor Herb Ireland.
friends’ fathers were civil engineers and worked for the Il- They had an influence on me and shifted me towards geo-
linois Department of Transportation. One of my best friends technical engineering.
became my roommate in college. I got the feel that you needed a master’s degree to really
I was good at math and science in high school and I liked do geotech the right way and so I was able to get a research

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PB: What was your progression from your


starting job at Law Engineering to director
of engineering at Hayward Baker Inc.?
JW: I worked for Law Engineering for about six years and
then a small business that some friends of mine and I put to-
gether for about a year and a half. My best client at that time
was Nicholson Construction Company and I ended up going
to work for them in 1987. I worked there for nine and a half
years and then joined Hayward Baker in 1996. I’ve been there
for about 19 years now.

PB: How did you achieve your present position at HBI?


JW: I built a lot of good experience over time at Law and
Nicholson. I was interested in design of earth retaining
structures which I studied in graduate school. In the late 80s,
micropiles came around.
Nicholson did a lot of micropile work because they were
able to use a lot of the equipment we used for tie back anchors
so it was a natural follow-through with the equipment we
were using to install tension foundations to start installing
compression foundations.
At that time, I worked with John Clark, vice president
at Nicholson, and Seth Pearlman. We had some really
interesting micropile work that started out with bridge
repair for the Maryland Department of Transportation in
Pocomoke City, Maryland.
We went on to do some challenging and exciting micro-
pile work around the Washington, D.C. area. One was the

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Bernstein Building. It was part of the Inner Harbor develop-
ment and the Shot Tower Station along the Baltimore Metro
Subway line development for the Baltimore Metro. There was
the Postal Square Building project which houses the National
Postal Museum in Washington D.C. next to the capital. Those
were exciting and fun micropile projects when micropiles
were just getting started.

PB: What is the company culture like at


Hayward Baker? Their posters creatively show
the integration of the earth, foundation projects
and environment which is fascinating.
JW: I would say our company has a unique culture. Primarily,
it is a culture of having fun-at-work, integrated with good
business sense and putting decisions down to the lowest level.
We are a very flat company. We allow young people to
make important decisions and empower them to do such. We
are professional but laid back.
If you’re not having fun at work you need to get a different job.
We plan a lot of social events. We do a lot of internal training for
young people. We have a very unique project manager’s confer-
ence every two years that has been going on for decades now.
Hayward Baker is a member of the Keller Group of compa-
nies operating in the U.S. Other member companies operat-
ing in the U.S. include Case Foundation Company, McKinney
Drilling Company, Anderson Drilling, HJ Foundation Com- PB: You became the president of the DFI.
pany, and Suncoast Post-Tension. What is your vision for the organization?
It’s a very large group with well-over a billion dollars a JW: First off, I looked to instill a kind of espirit de corps
year in construction in North America. which I believe companies need to succeed. We have a very
Keller is located in London, England and is the largest, strong administrative staff led by our executive director
independent foundation contractor in the world. They are in Theresa Engler.
the 2.5 billion-dollar-a-year range. What we did at the first planning meeting of my presi-
dency was to give all board members and committee chairs
PB: Hayward Baker is independent within the group? shirts and hats branded with DFI’s logo to provide the mes-
JW: Yes. The North American director of Keller is John Ru- sage that we are all pulling in the same direction. I think it is
bright who used to be president of Hayward Baker where he important to feel that we are all on the same team.
started when he was 22 years old. What I really think is the strength of DFI is our strong
technical committees which are the root of our success.
PB: I see that Hayward Baker was ranked number They hone in on the different techniques and applications,
one by Engineering News Record (ENR). developing consensus guidance and technical information,
JW: We have a lot of offices in North America. Last year we and providing a forum where people get together and work
did over $550 million. We’ve been the largest in that ranking towards achieving common goals. This structure is what has
for at least a decade. developed and grown DFI over the years.

Having known John over my 20 years with DFI, it’s always a


pleasure working on projects with him. As an active committee
chair, then trustee, and now president, his insight into DFI’s core
principles and his willingness to give 110 percent to the organization are
extremely motivating. His positive, jovial attitude and varied interests
which he shares with ease put everyone around him at ease as well.”
- Theresa Engler | Executive Director, Deep Foundations Institute

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I’ve enjoyed working with John for the past 20 years. He gives
generously of his experience and knowledge, and most especially,
his sense of humor. He can always be relied on for an entertaining
story; occasions are extra special when John’s involved.”
- Mary Ellen Bruce Large, P.E., D.GE | Technical Activities Manager, Deep Foundations Institute

Four years ago, we started the project committee fund voted for that. I was a trustee. It turned into a successful idea
which is funded at the level of about $100,000 a year. Our because, as I said, the strength is in our technical committees
committees can submit proposals to do research. We felt that and she is in charge of those technical committees. She’s a
the success of DFI has led to monetary gains and we wanted very busy person and I don’t know how she gets all the things
to give that back to the community. she has to in a day.
Funding research grants back to our technical commit-
tees lets them research and investigate things that are im- PB: Over your career what have been
portant to their businesses and therefore advance the deep some of your more inspiring projects or
foundation industry. what have you learned from them?
I’ve been the chairman of that project committee fund JW: I started out my career primarily working underground
since its inception and we have a great procedure and a solid construction in tunneling. I worked on some very interesting
team. We accept the proposals, evaluate them, discuss and projects including the MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid
vote on awarding those research grants. Transit Authority) tunnels. Early in my career, I then moved
We’ve awarded $450,000 in the last four years (2011–2015) to Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) and worked on the Mount Leba-
which is significant. I want to continue these grants because non Subway Tunnel in the early 80s.
I believe they are a big part of the success of the DFI. I started having some lung problems working underground
so I decided to shift my career more into geotechnical design
PB: Mary Ellen Large1, who is the technical for retaining walls, earth retention, and that’s what I mainly
activities manager for the DFI, appears did at Nicholson until I got excited about micropiles as well.
to be an intricate part of this. As far as earth retention projects go, two of the largest
JW: Mary Ellen Large has been a game changer for the DFI. and most fun projects were the historic Natchez Mississippi
She has taken us to the next level. It was President Seth Bluffs Stabilization for the city of Natchez and the U.S. Army
Pearlman’s idea to hire an engineer and bring her on staff. I Corps of Engineers in the late 90s and a large landslide repair
along U.S. Route 26/89 in the Snake River Canyon for the
1
Mary Ellen Large is the Technical Activities Manager for the Wyoming Department of Transportation called the Blue
Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) responsible for assisting Trail Slide. Those were two very fun projects.
technical aspects of committee work, research, publications, I’ve done hundreds of micropile projects that have been
seminars, journal, magazine and strategic planning. She holds a fantastic. A recent project I did was in Raleigh, North
bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University
of Maryland and a master of science degree in geotechnical
engineering from Cornell University. She has over 20 years of
experience in geotechnical and environmental engineering
consulting. She worked for major consulting engineering firms
before founding Geotechnica, S.A., Inc. in 1998, a certified woman-
owned geotechnical engineering consultancy. She has authored/
co-authored technical papers on micropiles, deep mixing, and
ground anchors, and she was involved in preparing a FHWA state-
of-practice report and NHI teaching course on micropiles. She
was the FHWA’s Principal Investigator for the recently published
design manual on deep mixing for embankment and foundation
support. She is a professional engineer in Pennsylvania, New York
and Michigan, a member of ASCE, Engineers without Borders, Chi
Epsilon, ADSC, DFI, and TRB’s AFS30 Committee. She serves as the
Technical Lead for the International Society for Micropiles (ISM),
established in 2006, a vehicle for networking micropile specialists
globally, disseminating technical information and organizing
international micropile workshops.

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State University) where we underpinned a foundation that diameter holes and it really didn’t make much sense but
failed during construction. This last year I worked on a mi- the more he pushed it and the more we thought about it we
cropile project in Waikiki Beach, Honolulu. It was a new mall thought, why not. We did some research at that time where
for Saks Fifth Avenue called the International Marketplace. we would install 60 ton piles or 75 ton piles but then we would
keep testing them past the test requirement of 120 or 150 tons
PB: Who have been your mentors or notable colleagues? and we found out that they would keep going. They would
JW: I think that Dr. Herb Ireland when I was in college was keep taking the load. So, now today, a 100-ton micropile is
one of my biggest mentors. Also, Dr. Ron Heuer. They were considered light. I think that development of high capacity
very influential when I was a young engineer. I worked for micropiles is something that really sticks out in my mind.
a guy named Ken Atkins at Law Engineering who was a
fantastic mentor. Joe Nicholson and a few of the others I PB: Tell us what you do in your spare time.
worked with at Nicholson and I still work with at Hayward JW: I have a lot of hobbies. I manage a men’s adult baseball
Baker. Ron Triplett and Steve Buchner. Jim Henry who was team. I’ve been coaching baseball for almost 20 years. We
my boss initially at Hayward Baker had one of the largest started the men’s team in 2008 and we play on Sunday’s
influences on me. around the Atlanta area. I have some people on my team that I
have been coaching since they were eight or nine years old and
PB: What achievements are you most proud of? they are now 25 or 26. I love it. Our team is like a big family.
JW: The thing that stands out in my mind is really the design I collect baseball cards. I have about 35,000 cards.
and promotion of micropiles, high capacity micropiles. I first I also like old cars. I have several from the 50s, 60s, 70s
started working with micropiles in the late 80s. Micropiles and 80s. I have a Porsche 911 that I bought 32 years ago. I
were very lightly loaded. They were 10 or 20 tons of loading. belong to some car clubs around Atlanta and I enjoy that.
When I was on the design staff at Nicholson, John Clarke who
was a field vice president came and asked us, “Why can’t we go PB: It appears you love Atlanta!
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Tourism-Related Structures flood water, would be able to recede TMPSJ utilized its broad network of
through back to the tidal waterway. resources to design and fabricate the
NOTABLE PROJECT The purpose of the trash racks brackets and hardware for both por-
was to stop trash, or other floating tions of the project.

Abbot Creek debris, from impeding or propping


open, the tidal check valves during a
TMPSJ was able to expedite the
process by employing engineers from
Mitigation Bank flood event.
Once work was started by the general
across the country and Canada. The
engineer tasked with the RCP support
Techno Metal Post - South Jersey contractor and the RCP was installed, structure was based in Alaska.
(TMPSJ) originally became involved a secondary problem presented itself The four-hour time zone differential
with the 35-acre Abbot Creek mitiga- after the valves were installed. allowed for the design process to take
tion bank project in February, 2016. The weight of the valves lifted the place overnight. The project engineers
TMPSJ was tasked with designing, opposite end of the RCP and discon- in New Jersey were able to review the
fabricating, and installing a support- nected the first section of pipe from the redesign the following day.
and-hold-down system for steel trash rest of the run. This near-24-hour workday

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COMPANY SPOTLIGHT
drastically lowered the time needed to
have approved drawings for the assem-
bly completed and allowed fabrication
to start within days of being tasked
with the project.
The trash rack brackets were
designed by TMPSJ and the corporate-
based Canadian engineering staff of
Techno Metal Post.
The fabrication of both structures
required TMPSJ to employ three
separate metal fabrication companies,
in addition to its in-house fabrication
abilities, to have all the required pieces
produced on-time and on-budget.
In addition to the brackets and
support structures, TMPSJ mobilized
the required equipment and materials
for the deep foundation portion of
the project.
The RCP support system is a gravity-
support pipe slide with helical piers for
the foundation.
The slides were comprised of a steel
beam spanning two helical piers and
a curved steel plate that was rolled to
match the radius of the RCP.
The helical piers, beam and support
plate sizes were based on the combined
weights of the RCP, the valves and the
water weight of an entirely filled pipe.
The trash rack brackets were com-
prised of a system of four helical piers, New Jersey that was tasked with the rack supports since the total loads were
one in each corner of the rack, a flat final approval of the structures. under 6.8 kips.
steel bracket to support the racks and Using the empirical data obtained There were a total of five trash racks,
steel straps bolted across the round by TMP over years of installations and each with four helical piers.
steel bars of the rack to resist lateral a detailed geotechnical report, the TMP P2 and P3 piers were used for
and tension loads. helical piers were installed to depths the slides based on the total loads and
The helical pier design was per- ranging from 5 feet to 35 feet and com- depths required to reach the bearing
formed by TMPSJ, the engineering staff pressive load capacities ranging from 3 capacity needed to properly support
of corporate TMP, and the engineering kips to 27 kips. the pipes.
firm hired by the general contractor in TMP P1 piers were used for the trash There were a total of 16 helical piers

TMPSJ WAS TASKED WITH DESIGNING, FABRICATING, AND INSTALLING A SUPPORT-


AND-HOLD-DOWN SYSTEM FOR STEEL TRASH RACKS THAT WERE TO BE INSTALLED
ON THE END OF REINFORCED CONCRETE PIPE (RCP)… ONCE WORK WAS STARTED BY
THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR AND THE RCP WAS INSTALLED, A SECONDARY PROBLEM
PRESENTED ITSELF AFTER THE VALVES WERE INSTALLED. THE WEIGHT OF THE VALVES
LIFTED THE OPPOSITE END OF THE RCP AND DISCONNECTED THE FIRST SECTION OF PIPE
FROM THE REST OF THE RUN. TMPSJ WAS ADDITIONALLY TASKED WITH THE DESIGN,
FABRICATION AND INSTALLATION OF A SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR THE RCP AND VALVE.

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installed for seven pipe slides that sup- work areas be constructed from which The project site was a marsh, thus,
ported nine pipes. to install. the only way in and out was with the
The installation of both systems The helical pier installation was per- help of tracked dump trucks.
took place over a two week period and formed by a team of installers utilizing The R2-D is small and light enough
required the general contractor and the R2-D machine. to be lifted in and out of the dump truck
TMPSJ to work closely together. The small-wheeled machine allowed and moved from pipe to pipe.
The general contractor provided all for easy access and movement around Upon completion of the installa-
site support, on-site mobilization and the job site, specifically working tion of the helical piers and supports,
heavy equipment support for the instal- around the general contractor’s other conformity reports were compiled by
lation. The general contractor also work on the project. TMPSJ and forwarded to our primary
provided temporary berms to impede The project was just over two miles engineer based out of New York who
water flow, constant pumping to keep long from one end of the berm to the reviews all of our projects, confirming
the installation areas free of standing other. A single-lane road was built the design and actual field conditions
water, and moved the trash racks into on-top of the berm in the middle of a match and the installation was per-
place over the brackets. marsh with a tidal waterway snaking formed properly. A stamped report was
They also removed RCP, as needed, its way through the site. sent back to the client for their records
to allow the installation of the helical Since the general contractor was and to the authority having jurisdiction
piers and brackets for the pipe slides. working on the entire project and con- (AHJ) for code enforcement.
Some of the installation locations stantly running tracked dump trucks,
benefited from installing the helical bulldozers and excavators from one end TECHNO METAL POST
piers while the RCP was in-place and to the other, the small footprint of the SOUTH JERSEY
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SUSTAINABILITY AND FOUNDATIONS:


A WIN-WIN SITUATION
When the topic of sustainability is raised it is often seen as politicized issue that
does not deserve a lot of attention. And some of you may have thought just that
when you saw the title of this article. But when you think of this term as it was
defined by the Brundtland Commission more than 30 years ago (“development
that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future
generations to meet their own needs”) sustainability makes perfect sense. The
objective is simply to allow future generations to live their lives on this earth.

order to make up from approx. 300 ppm to

In
that possible 400 ppm, and that earlier
references are this year it was reported that
often made to for the first time ever the
the analysis CO2 concentration exceeded
results of the so-called 400 ppm for an entire
Vostok ice core. This almost month. It clearly means
2 mile long ice core was that we are in unchartered
drilled in Antartica in 2003 waters and that this rise
and it allowed researchers to could well affect the ability
chart the CO2 concentration of future generations to live
and the temperature change their lives on this earth. For
from the present over a peri- that reason it makes only
od of 420,000 years (see Fig. sense that the total emission
1). From these results two of CO2 is considered by this
things are very obvious: over generation.
that period of 420,000 years A few years the European
the CO2 concentration has Federation of Foundation
varied between approx. 200 Contractors and the Deep
and 300 ppm and there is a Foundation Institute devel-
good correlation between oped a Geotechnical Carbon
the CO2 concentration and Calculator1, a simple and
the temperature change open, though comprehen-
from the present. Without sive tool to determine the
going into global warming, carbon footprint of a deep
probably an even more po-
liticized term than sustain- 1
The carbon calculator can
ability, it should be of some be found at http://www.
concern that since 1960 the geotechnicalcarboncalculator.
CO2 concentration has gone com/en/

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foundation, i.e. the total
amount of greenhouse gases
produced directly and indi-
rectly when producing the
materials required for that
foundation and constructing
it (expressed in equivalent
tons of CO2). By offering
this tool to the industry the
idea was that the carbon
footprint of different alter-
natives could be compared
and that information could
then be incorporated in the
decision making process.
But as more and more data
became available it became
obvious that for most foun-
dation types (other than
ground improvements) the
overwhelming contribution
to the total carbon footprint
(80 % or more) comes from
the materials required to
construct the foundation,

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FEATURE
i.e. the steel and concrete. So
reducing the required quan-
tity of materials reduces
the carbon footprint, but it
generally also reduces the
cost of the foundation. In
other words, being sustain-
able could very well reduce
cost and thus improve the
profitability.
One example of this ap-
proach could be increased
testing when designing foun-
dations using the Load and but even with the increased application that uses that fly examples of design ap-
Resistance Factor Design testing cost the total cost to ash in concrete. But by replac- proaches that reduce both
(LRFD) methodology. By design and install the foun- ing 20% of the cement in a the carbon footprint (and
performing more testing the dation is likely reduced. typical mix by fly ash (which thus provide a more sustain-
design methodology allows Another example is the use has a minimal effect on the able design) and the cost
for a higher resistance factor, of fly ash to replace the ce- concrete properties) the car- of the foundation. And
which reduces the overall ment in concrete. Fly ash is a bon footprint of that concrete hopefully because of these
size of the foundation (either waste product from coal-fired is reduced by about 15%., and examples sustainability will
smaller or fewer foundation power plants and therefore since fly ash is cheaper than not so much be viewed as a
elements). This smaller the carbon footprint of this cement the foundation cost is politicized issue, but a prac-
foundation obviously has a material is attributed to the reduced as well. tical issue that makes sense
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IN DEEP FOUNDATIONS
The Deep Foundations Institute Women in Deep Foundations Committee is
comprised of women and men who are advocates for retaining women in the
deep foundations industry. The goal is to foster greater success and interest of
professional women in the industry by promoting networking events, endorsing
outreach and building mentoring relationships. Mission Statement: “To enhance
professional opportunities for women in the deep foundations industry.”

women engineers. She excelled in math so she chose to attend


Spotlight on Lori Simpson Stanford University and declared civil engineering for her
major — the other engineering majors seemed to geeky for her
and Women@Langan — and set her sights on becoming a structural engineer.
Lori loved engineering and never looked back.
All she needed to hear were the words “Women in Deep A summer job working for a geotechnical and geological
Foundations” and she was in! consulting firm changed her aspiration from structural to the
For nearly 30 years, Lori Simpson has been an accom- geotechnical field.
plished geotechnical engineer in the San Francisco Bay area Every day was different. One day she was in the office do-
and frequently attended DFI events. But, she felt that the ing calculations and drawing pictures. Another day she was
organization fell short in drawing women in. in the field on a construction site. The following day, she was
Few women attended DFI events and the atmosphere was back in the office writing reports.
not always comfortable. Many assumed she was a wife of an Lori was hooked on the variety of things to do, all of which
attendee. When DFI magazine ran what she believed was a she found interesting and required creativity.
sexist advertisement, she wrote a letter calling them out. The Lori earned her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
response she received seemed inadequate. from Stanford University in 1987 and her Master of Science
Gradually, the atmosphere shifted to be more welcoming in Geotechnical Engineering from University of California,
toward women. But, WIDF created an exponential change. Berkeley in 1988.
Through WIDF, women who are newcomers can dive right in Soon thereafter, she married Dave Simpson, an engineer-
and network with other women. ing geologist, whom she met during a summer internship.
Lori walks her talk. Lori joined Treadwell & Rollo in 1990 where Frank L. Rol-
She helped launch the Women@Langan initiative with oth- lo, PE, GE, principal engineer and a co-founder of Treadwell
er Langan stockholders to support the career development of & Rollo, Inc., became her mentor as well as Richard D.
women. Although the firm has strong initiatives and programs Rodgers, PE, GE, the managing principal of the geotechnical
for career development, this group of stockholders wanted a engineering group in the Bay Area.
dedicated initiative for women’s career development. Not only have they taught her how to excel as an engineer
The mission of Women@Langan is to foster an atmosphere and consultant, they supported her career even when she re-
of mentorship and support to empower women to achieve duced her hours to four days a week to care for her children.
career and personal success. She maintained this schedule for a number of years and
Lori sees WIDF as an extension of Women@Langan. feels that it is a significant contributor to her loyalty to the
In high school, Lori frequently heard of the shortage of firm and to her career satisfaction.

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In 2010, the firm was purchased by Langan. She says Lan-
gan and Treadwell & Rollo made a great fit and both cultures
have integrated well over the last six years.
Langan’s core values are technical excellence, practical
experience, and client responsiveness. Within these core
values, the culture is one of entrepreneurialism; employees
are encouraged to expand Langan’s capabilities, services, and
outreach. Langan provides a lot of support for these activities.
Still, Lori thinks that many women are less likely to “go for
it” the same way men do. Studies show women wait to be asked
instead of speaking up and take fewer risks overall. Having
Women@Langan helps women feel supported to step up and
advance their careers in parallel with their male colleagues.
Women@Langan is composed of local committees. Each
office, or group of offices in a region, has a committee and
plans their own activities and meetings.
Once a month, the committee leaders have a conference
call to ensure the program continues to progress firm wide.
Once a quarter, all committees meet via video conference to
learn what is being done at the corporate level, share what the
local committees are planning, provide ideas for the newslet-
ter, and recognize promotions and celebrations (life events).
Women@Langan activities include internal and external
speakers discussing a range of topics such as professional
development, tips on business development from the business
side of Langan and women’s experiences in leadership and
career development.
The group listens to and has follow-up discussions on vari-
ous Ted Talks.
The committees support local walks for charities and pro-
fessional clothing drives. Other social activities include wine
tastings and tours of Langan projects.
Almost all of Lori’s work experience has been in the San
Francisco Bay area. She has provided geotechnical engineer-
ing services extensively in Mission Bay, a new neighborhood
in San Francisco.
Mission Bay is a 300-acre site that is being entirely rede-
veloped — residential, commercial, biotech, research labs, a Lori also works on a variety of other projects throughout
UCSF campus, parks, streets, and other components. the Bay Area. Currently, she is working on several high-rise
It is a great place for a geotechnical engineer because the developments in both San Francisco and Oakland.
site is reclaimed land, with poorly-placed fill that has a high Lori and Dave have lived in Berkeley for 23 years where
potential for liquefaction. Up to 120 feet of the soil is com- they raised two daughters, Claire and Lila. Both are now
prised of weak, compressible clay called “Bay Mud.” college students. Claire attends UCLA while Lila attends
The majority of the Mission Bay projects require ground University of California, Davis. When not busy with work or
improvement to mitigate liquefaction and lateral spreading, family, Lori enjoys running, swimming, hiking, backpacking,
as well as deep foundations. knitting, and cooking.

I’ve known Lori for several years as a welcoming, organized,


reliable and dedicated DFI Committee Chair. She is a knowledgeable
and confident engineer; an asset to the DFI team. I look forward to
working with her in her new role on the DFI Board of Trustees.”
- Mary Ellen Bruce Large, P.E., D.GE | Technical Activities Manager, Deep Foundations Institute

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FEATURE

By Erik Pisor

SINK AND TILT:


SAN FRANCISCO’S TALLEST
RESIDENTIAL TOWER
EXPERIENCES ALARMING
SETTLEMENT
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he 58-story Millennium

T
Tower in San Francisco was
once praised by the concrete
and engineering communi-
ties. Today, the city’s tallest
residential tower stands as a
cautionary tale.
Since its completion nearly eight
years ago, the south of Market Street
(SoMa) tower has sunk 16 inches and
tilted at its base by at least two inches
to the northwest.
For perspective, up to six inches of
settling during the life of a structure is
considered normal.
“It’s not an eminent danger, but is
obviously an eyebrow raising amount
of settlement,” said Patrick Otellini,
chief resilience officer with the city of
San Francisco, adding the tower was
designed above code minimum.
The massive concrete structure was
built on unconsolidated man-made fill
that was once submerged, San Fran-
cisco shoreline.
Because of this, the soil at the site is
highly susceptibility to liquefaction and
saturation, which leads to instability.
Put a heavy structure on unstable soil
and various amount of settlement can
occur, depending partially on how the
building is anchored.
The builder-owner, who likely knew
this, still opted to anchor the building
with 80-foot-deep piles, which went
through mud-fill and dense sand,
rather than with 200-foot-deep piles
into bedrock.

SINCE ITS COMPLETION


NEARLY EIGHT YEARS AGO,
THE SOUTH OF MARKET
STREET (SOMA) TOWER
HAS SUNK 16 INCHES AND
TILTED AT ITS BASE BY
AT LEAST TWO INCHES
TO THE NORTHWEST. FOR
PERSPECTIVE, UP TO SIX
A view of the Millennium Tower in San Francisco, California. A $500
million lawsuit has been filed against building owner the owner of the
INCHES OF SETTLING DURING
Millennium Tower, Millennium Partners, and the Transbay Joint Powers
Authority after it was revealed that the building had sunk 16 inches
THE LIFE OF A STRUCTURE
into the ground and is leaning two inches to the northwest. IS CONSIDERED NORMAL.
Credit: Mike Kepka – Associated Press

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FEATURE
Had the latter piles been utilized, million on an underground buttressing construction defects and improper
some believe the building would not be system, intended to shore up the tower design, along with the fact that the
tilting; however, other concrete towers before digging commenced. structure had already sunk 10 inches
in SoMa have foundations at the same Since that point, the tower has sunk an prior to transit center excavation.
subterranean level. additional six inches, and is now sinking In 2008, the transit authority agreed
at a rate of roughly an inch per year. to pay the tower’s owner for any soil
UNINTENDED DISCOVERY It’s also been reported that cracks settlement or cracking caused by the
and water intrusion have appeared in transit hub construction. If found liable
The building’s rate of sink and tilt the building’s underground garage. for any of the tower settling issues, this
has been known and monitored since Otellini believes that some type of agreement could cost the transit author-
2010. The shifting first came to light settlement-stopping retrofit is imminent ity and taxpayers millions of dollars in
during pre-construction of the Trans- and that significant litigation between retrofit costs and test the $2 billion dol-
bay Transit Center, which border’s the the building’s owner, transit authority lar budget of the transit terminal.
south side of the tower. and tower’s residents will occur. While the two parties point fin-
The Transbay Joint Powers Author- gers at each other, tower residents are
ity (transit authority), the public agency FINGER POINTING, taking action.
constructing the transit center, hired a VALUE DIMINUTION In early August, four law firms teamed
consulting firm to determine the affect up with one resident to file a class action
excavation operations for the project Both Millennium Partners, the build- lawsuit against both Millennium Partners
could have on the existing tower. ing owner, and the transit authority are and the transit authority. The claim cites
According to the consultant, two currently placing blame on each another. improper design on the part of the build-
years after its completion, the tower Millennium Partners claims the ing owner and further destabilization of
had settled 10 inches. excavation for the transit center con- the tower on the transit authority. The
Knowing this, prior to excavation, tributed to the tower’s destabilization, claim states the structure’s sink and tilt
the transit authority spent nearly $58 while the transit authority points to are significantly de-valuing the condos.

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By Gary Coleman

DRILLED SHAFT FOUNDATION


SAFETY: THE ALDRIDGE
STORY OF SUCCESS
ccording to

A
the Bureau of
Labor Statistics,
between 4,500
and 5,000 fatal
injuries occur
each year in the workplace;
with approximately 20 per-
cent of those fatal injuries
occurring in the construc-
tion industry. By investigat-
ing these fatal injuries,
the Occupational Safety
and Health Administra-
tion (OSHA) has identified
falls, being struck by heavy
construction equipment,
and electrocutions as the
hazards that are most likely
to contribute to workplace
fatalities in construction in-
dustry. In the area of drilled
shaft foundation construc-
tion, these hazards are pres-
ent each and every day. In the field of drilled shaft PRE TASK HAZARDOUS all crew members have been
It could be argued that foundation safety, there is ANALYSIS PROGRAM made aware of the task to be
drilled shaft foundation one company continually performed and the hazards
construction is one of the recognized as a leader — Before any worksite task associated with the task.
most hazardous types of Aldridge. can begin, a thorough pre- Further, if additional per-
construction work per- Aldridge can attribute task hazard analysis must be sonnel, such as managers,
formed. For any company to much of its success in foun- performed. It is the policy of inspectors, visitors, material
succeed in safely perform- dation safety to the follow- Aldridge that the pre-task delivery, etc. must enter the
ing this type of work, two ing elements: hazard analysis, known worksite, an Aldridge crew
things must exist. One: the 1. Pre-Task Hazard as the Daily Task Analysis member at the worksite will
company must be commit- Analysis Program (DTA), be performed, docu- ensure the DTA has been
ted to safety; and two: the 2. Site Ownership mented on paper, reviewed reviewed with, and signed
company must have a com- 3. Safety Absolutes with, and signed by, all crew by, all personnel prior to
prehensive and progressive 4. Enforcement members involved in the entering. The review and
safety and health program. 5. Training task. The DTA verifies that signature of the DTA by all

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personnel prior to entering
the worksite are vital for site
safe work policies, practices,
and procedures, these employ- Taking the Lead
in over 40 countries around the world
control, and more impor- ees not only put themselves at
tantly: Site Ownership. risk for injury, they also put
their coworkers at the same
SITE OWNERSHIP level of risk for injury.

Site ownership is an It is for this reason that


important aspect of the “Willful and Repeated
Aldridge safety and health Violation” was added as fifth
program as it is necessary Safety Absolutes. Creation
for federal (OSHA) and of the Safety Absolutes and
legal (civil) liability. Beyond its ensuing campaign was
the legal aspects however, designed to keep a constant
Aldridge has found that site focus on these critical safety
ownership encourages crew elements. As part of the
members to accept respon- campaign, a Safety Abso-
sibility for their actions and lutes handbook containing
empowers them to act on the Aldridge policies and
that ownership to ensure that work practices on each of
they and/or their co-workers the Safety Absolutes was
are not put at additional risk created and provided to
while performing their tasks. every employee. Also; in
an effort to maintain the
SAFETY ABSOLUTES focus, a review of one of
the elements of the Safety
The Safety Absolutes (as Absolutes is performed by
listed below) are safe work all crews once a month.
policies and practices that are
of the highest priority at Al- ENFORCEMENT
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ous conditions. When hazard- an incident investigation, de-
ous conditions are noted, tails of the Safety Absolutes
proper action must be taken to violation is immediately sent
eliminate the hazard.” to the Aldridge Director
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and improvement. However,
when deemed necessary,
violations evaluated by the
Safety Absolutes Review
Committee may include
disciplinary actions up to
and including termination.
Based on the circumstances
of the violation, an employ-
ee’s immediate supervisor
may also decide to impose
disciplinary actions for a
Safety Absolutes violation.

TRAINING

A safety and health pro-


gram cannot be successful
unless the workers for which
it is intended to protect are
trained in the elements of
the program. At Aldridge,
training is achieved in three
ways; new hire orientation;
Green Hardhat Program;
and formal training.
Every new employee to
Aldridge receives new hire
orientation prior to his or
her initial job assignment.
The new hire orientation,
conducted on the first day
of employment, not only
provides the employee with
a thorough explanation of
the safety and health pro- emphasize emergency re- includes a review of, and program known as the
gram, but also prepares the sponse, incident reporting, enrollment in, the Aldridge Green Hard Hat Program.
employee with the ability to the importance of the Daily Green Hard Hat Program. Wearing the green hard
recognize, and safely avoid Task Analysis (DTA), and Upon completion of the hat designates the employee
worksite hazards associated the Aldridge commitment to new hire orientation, the as an employee in training,
with tasks to be performed. maintaining an Incident and employee is issued a green and enrollment in the Green
New hire orientation is Injury Free (IIF) culture. hard hat and is enrolled Hard Hat Program will en-
also designed to strongly New hire orientation also in the Aldridge training sure the employee receives

IT COULD BE ARGUED THAT DRILLED SHAFT FOUNDATION CONSTRUCTION IS ONE


OF THE MOST HAZARDOUS TYPES OF CONSTRUCTION WORK PERFORMED. FOR ANY
COMPANY TO SUCCEED IN SAFELY PERFORMING THIS TYPE OF WORK, TWO THINGS
MUST EXIST. ONE: THE COMPANY MUST BE COMMITTED TO SAFETY; AND TWO: THE
COMPANY MUST HAVE A COMPREHENSIVE AND PROGRESSIVE SAFETY AND HEALTH
PROGRAM. IN THE FIELD OF DRILLED SHAFT FOUNDATION SAFETY, THERE IS ONE
COMPANY CONTINUALLY RECOGNIZED AS A LEADER — ALDRIDGE.

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the necessary training, evaluations and three safety of creating and maintain- ABOUT THE AUTHOR
and develops the neces- representative evaluations ing a Best-In-Class safety
sary skills, to be a safe and occurring at intervals of two and health program for its Gary Coleman is a
productive worker in drilled weeks, four weeks, and eight employees. “Aldridge takes Group Safety Manager for
shaft foundation work. weeks after the employee’s a personal interest in the Aldridge with over 30 years
Brian Mazzei, Executive start date. Following com- well-being of each and every of construction experience
Vice President of Power pletion of the Green Hard employee,” said Zach Kane; and 15 years in construc-
Group states: “With project Hat Program, the employee Vice President, Drilling; tion safety. He holds the
sites from California to is issued a yellow hard hat “Due to our commitment to CSP, CHST, OHST, STSC,
New York, our labor force is and becomes eligible for for- the safety and well-being of and CUSP certifications
ever-changing and continues mal training conducted by our employees, Aldridge is and has a Master of Science
to increase. Long ago, we the Aldridge safety trainer. continually seen as a leader Degree from Northern Il-
recognized the need for a Formal training (at a mini- in drilled shaft foundation linois University.
program to teach Aldridge mum) consists of First Aid/ construction safety.”
policies and expectations. The CPR training, OSHA 10-hour ABOUT ALDRIDGE
Green Hard Hat Program Transmission and Distribu- SUMMARY
became the vehicle to achieve tion (T&D) training, qualified Aldridge is recognized as
this. It promotes the Aldridge signalman training, qualified Hazardous conditions one of the largest specialty
safety culture from day one of rigger training, fall protec- and situations will continue contractors in the nation.
employment.” tion training, powerline to be a part of drilled shaft With over 65 years of experi-
The Green Hard Hat hazard awareness training, foundation construction, and ence and an outstanding
Program consists of ap- confined space training, and through their commitment to safety record, Aldridge
proximately eight weeks of certified flagger training. safety and continual improve- focuses on infrastructure
on-the-job training (OJT) Aldridge is a professional ment, Aldridge will remain a work in the Power and
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SLING SAFETY:
Proper Selection and Maintenance
INTRODUCTION
The ability to handle materials — to
move them from one location to an-
other, whether during transit or at the
worksite — is vital to all segments of
industry. Materials must be moved, for
example, for industry to manufacture,
sell, and utilize products. In short,
without materials-handling capability,
industry would cease to exist.
To varying degrees, all employees
in numerous workplaces take part in
materials handling. Consequently,
some employees are injured. In fact,
the mishandling of materials is the
single largest cause of accidents and
injuries in the workplace. Most of
these accidents and injuries, as well as
the pain and loss of salary and produc-
tivity that often result, can be readily
avoided. Whenever possible, mechani-
cal means should be used to move ma-
terials to avoid employee injuries such
as muscle pulls, strains, and sprains.
In addition, many loads are too heavy
and/or bulky to be safely moved
manually. Various types of equipment,
therefore, have been designed specifi-
cally to aid in the movement of materi-
als: cranes, derricks, hoists, powered
industrial trucks, and conveyors.
Because cranes, derricks, and
hoists rely upon slings to hold their
suspended loads, slings are the most
commonly used materials handling
apparatus. This booklet offers
information on the proper selection,
maintenance, and use of slings.
All employers should be aware that
there are certain states (and similar
jurisdictions) which operate their own Photo credit: Lift-It® Manufacturing Co.

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programs under agreement with the environmental conditions under which All sling types must be visually
U.S. Department of Labor, pursuant to the sling will be used. inspected prior to use. When inspect-
section 18 of the Act. The programs in ing alloy steel chain slings, pay special
these jurisdictions may differ in some CHAINS attention to any stretching, wear in
details from the federal program. excess of the allowances made by the
Chains are commonly used because manufacturer, and nicks and gouges.
IMPORTANCE OF THE OPERATOR of their strength and ability to adapt to These signs indicate that the sling may
the shape of the load. Care should be be unsafe and they must be removed
The operator must exercise intel- taken, however, when using alloy chain from service.
ligence, care, and common sense when slings because sudden shocks will dam-
selecting and using slings. Slings must age them. Misuse of chain slings could WIRE ROPE
be selected in accordance with their damage the sling, resulting in sling fail-
intended use, based upon the size and ure and possible injury to an employee. A second type of sling is made of
type of load, and the environmental Chain slings are the best choice for wire rope. Wire rope is composed of
conditions of the workplace. All slings lifting very hot materials. They can be individual wires that have been twisted
must be visually inspected before use to heated to temperatures of up to 1,000° to form strands. Strands are then
ensure their effectiveness. Fahrenheit (538° centigrade); however, twisted to form a wire rope. When wire
A well-trained operator can prolong when alloy chain slings are consistently rope has a fiber core, it is usually more
the service life of equipment and re- exposed to service temperatures in flexible but is less resistant to environ-
duce costs by avoiding the potentially excess of 600° Fahrenheit (3 16° cen- mental damage. Conversely, a core that
hazardous effects of overloading equip- tigrade), operators must reduce the is made of a wire rope strand tends to
ment, operating it at excessive speeds, working load limits in accordance with have greater strength and is more resis-
taking up slack with a sudden jerk, and the manufacturer’s recommendations. tant to heat damage.
suddenly accelerating or decelerating
equipment. The operator can look for
causes and seek corrections whenever a
danger exists. He or she should cooper-
ate with coworkers and supervisors and
become a leader in carrying out safety
measures-not merely for the good of
the equipment and the production
schedule but, more importantly, for the
safety of everyone concerned.

SLING TYPES

The dominant characteristics of a


sling are determined by the compo-
nents of that sling. For example, the
strengths and weaknesses of a wire
rope sling are essentially the same as
the strengths and weaknesses of the
wire rope of which it is made.
Slings are generally one of six types:
chain, wire rope, metal mesh, natural
fiber rope, synthetic fiber rope, or
synthetic web. In general, use and in-
spection procedures tend to place these
slings into three groups: chain, wire
rope and mesh, and fiber rope web.
Each type has its own particular ad-
vantages and disadvantages. Factors to
consider when choosing the best sling
for the job include the size, weight,
shape, temperature, and sensitivity of
the material to be moved, as well as the

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Photo credit: Lift-It® Manufacturing Co.

Wire rope may be further defined


by the “lay.” The lay of a wire rope
describes the direction the wires and
strands are twisted during the con-
struction of the rope. Most wire rope
is right lay, regular lay-which means
that the strands pass from left to right
across the rope and the wires in the
rope are laid opposite in direction to
the lay of the strands. This type of rope
has the widest range of applications.
Lang lay (where the wires are twist-
ed in the same direction as the strands)
is recommended for many excavating,
construction, and mining applications,
including draglines, hoist lines, dredge-
lines, and other similar lines.
Lang lay ropes are more flexible and
have greater wearing surface per wire
than regular lay ropes. In addition,
since the outside wires in lang lay rope
lie at an angle to the rope axis, internal
stress due to bending over sheaves and

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drums is reduced causing lang lay ropes has a design factor (multiplier) of 5. and therefore offer greater flex-
to be more resistant to bending fatigue. New wire rope slings have a design ibility but are less able to withstand
A left lay rope is one in which the factor of 5. As a sling suffers from abrasive wear. Conversely, the
strands form a left-hand helix similar the rigors of continued service, larger wires of less flexible ropes
to the threads of a left-hand screw however, both the design factor and are better able to withstand abra-
thread. Left lay rope has its greatest us- the sling’s ultimate strength are sion than are the smaller wires of
age in oil fields on rod and tubing lines, proportionately reduced. If a sling is more flexible ropes.
blast hole rigs, and spudders where loaded beyond its ultimate strength, 4. Abuse - All other factors being equal,
rotation of right lay would loosen it will fail. So, older slings must be misuse or abuse of wire rope will
couplings. The rotation of a left lay rope more rigorously inspected to ensure cause a wire rope sling to become
tightens a standard coupling. that rope conditions adversely unsafe long before any other factor.
Wire Rope Sling Selection. When affecting the strength of the sling Abusing a wire rope sling can cause
selecting a wire rope sling to give the are considered in determining if a serious structural damage to the
best service, there are four charac- wire rope sling should be allowed to wire rope, such as kinking or bird
teristics to consider: strength, ability continue in service. caging, which reduces the strength
to bend without distortion, ability to 2. Fatigue (Bending without Failure) of the wire rope. (In bird caging,
withstand abrasive wear, and ability - A wire rope must have the ability the wire rope strands are forcibly
to withstand abuse. to withstand repeated bending untwisted and become spread out-
without the wires failing from ward.) So, to prolong the life of the
1. Strength - The strength of a wire fatigue. Fatigue failure of the wires sling and protect the lives of employ-
rope is a function of its size, grade, in a wire rope is the result of the ees, the manufacturer’s suggestion
and construction. It must be suf- development of small cracks from for safe and proper use of wire rope
ficient to accommodate the applied repeated applications of bending slings must be strictly adhered to.
maximum load. The maximum load loads. It occurs when ropes make
limit is determined by means of an small radius bends. The best means Wire Rope Life. Many operating con-
appropriate multiplier. This multi- of preventing fatigue failure of wire ditions affect wire rope life. They are
plier is the number by which the ul- rope slings is to use blocking or pad- bending, stresses, loading conditions,
timate strength of a wire rope is di- ding to increase the radius of bend. speed of load application (jerking).
vided to determine the working load 3. Abrasive Wear - The ability of a abrasion, corrosion, sling design, ma-
limit. Thus, a wire rope sling with wire rope to withstand abrasion is terials handled, environmental condi-
a strength of 10,000 pounds (4,545 determined by the size, number of tions, and history of previous usage.
kilograms) and a total working load wires, and construction of the rope. In addition to the above operating con-
of 2,000 pounds (909 kilograms) Smaller wires bend more readily ditions, the weight, size, and shape of the

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loads to be handled also affect the ser- or she is using. If any accident involv- it is necessary to store wire rope slings
vice life of a wire rope sling. Flexibility ing the movement of materials occurs, outside, make sure that they are set off
also is a factor. Generally, more flexible the operator should immediately shut the ground and protected.
ropes are selected when smaller radius down the equipment and report the Note: Using the sling several times
bending is required. Less flexible ropes accident to a supervisor. The cause of a week, even with light loads, is a good
should be used when the rope must move the accident should be determined and practice. Records show that frequently
through or over abrasive materials. corrected before resuming operations. or continuously used slings give useful
Wire Rope Sling Inspection. Wire Field Lubrication. Although every service far longer than idle ones.
rope slings must be visually inspected rope sling is lubricated when manu- Discarding Slings. Wire rope slings
before each day’s use. The operator factured, it also must be lubricated “in can provide a margin of safety by show-
should check the twists or lay of the the field” to increase the sling’s useful ing early signs of failure. The following
sling. If ten randomly distributed wires service life. There is no set rule on how factors indicate when a wire sling
in one lay are broken, or five wires in much or how often this should be done. needs to be discarded:
one strand of a rope lay are damaged, It depends on the conditions under } Severe corrosion,
the sling must not be used. It is not which the sling is used. The heavier the } Localized wear (shiny worn spots)
sufficient, however, to check only the loads, the greater the number of bends, on the outside,
condition of the wire rope. End fittings or the more adverse the conditions un- } A one-third reduction in outer wire
and other components should also be der which the sling operates, the more diameter,
inspected for any damage that could frequently lubrication is required. } Damage or displacement of end-
make the sling unsafe. Storage. Wire rope slings should be fittings-hooks, rings, links, or
To ensure safe slin: usage between stored in a well-ventilated, dry building collars-by overload or misapplication,
scheduled inspections, all workers or shed. To avoid corrosion and rust, } Distortion, kinking, bird caging, or
should participate in a safety aware- never store wire rope slings on the other evidence of damage to the wire
ness program. Each operator should ground or allow them to be continu- rope structure, or
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FIBER ROPE AND SYNTHETIC WEB } Safety - will adjust to the load
contour and hold it with a tight, non-
Fiber rope and synthetic web slings slip grip.
are used primarily for temporary work, } Load protection - will not mar,
such as construction and painting jobs, deface, or scratch highly polished
and in marine operations. They also or delicate surfaces.
are the best choice for use on expensive } Long life - are unaffected by mildew,
loads, highly finished parts, fragile rot, or bacteria; resist some chemical
parts, and delicate equipment. action; and have excellent abrasion
Fiber Rope Slings. Fiber rope dete- resistance.
riorates on contact with acids and caus- } Economy - have a low initial cost plus
tics. Fiber ropes slings, therefore, must a long service life.
not be used around these substances } Shock absorbency - can absorb heavy
unless the manufacturer recommends shocks without damage.
them for that use. } Temperature resistance - are
When inspecting a fiber rope sling, unaffected by temperatures up to
look first at its surface. Look for cuts, 180° Fahrenheit (82.2° centigrade).
gouges, or worn surface areas; dry,
brittle, scorched, or discolored fibers; Because each synthetic material has
or melting or charring of any part of unique properties, it should be used
the sling. If any of these conditions according to the manufacturer’s instruc-
are found, the supervisor must be tions, especially when dealing with
notified and a determination made chemically active environments.
regarding the safety of the sling. If Possible Defects. Synthetic web slings
the sling is found to be unsafe, it must must be removed from service if any of
be discarded. the following defects exist:
Next, check the sling’s interior. It } Acid or caustic burns,
should be as clean as when the rope } Melting or charring of any part of Photo credit: Lift-It® Manufacturing Co.

was new. A buildup of powderlike the surface,


sawdust on the inside of the fiber rope } Snags, punctures, tears, or cuts, the size, weight, and center of gravity
indicates excessive internal wear and } Broken or wom stitches, of the load; (2) the number of legs and
that the sling is unsafe. } Wear or elongation exceeding the angle the sling makes with the
Finally, scratch the fibers with a the amount recommended by the horizontal line; (3) the rated capacity
fingernail. If the fibers separate eas- manufacturer, or of the sling; and (4) the history of the
ily, the fiber sling has suffered some } Distortion of fittings. care and usage of the sling.
kind of chemical damage and must
be discarded. SAFE LIFTING PRACTICES SIZE, WEIGHT, AND CENTER
Synthetic Rope and Web Slings. The OF GRAVITY OF THE LOAD
most commonly used synthetic web Now that the sling has been se-
slings are made of nylon, polypropyl- lected (based upon the characteristics The center of gravity of an object is
ene, and polyester. They have the fol- of the load and the environmental that point at which the entire weight
lowing properties in common: conditions surrounding the lift) and may be considered as concentrated. To
} Strength - can handle a load of up to inspected prior to use, the next step make a level lift, the crane hook must be
300,000 pounds (1 36,363 kilograms). is learning how to use it safely. There directly above this point. While slight
} Convenience - can conform to are four primary factors to consider variations are usually permissible, if
any shape. when safely lifting a load. They are (1) the crane hook is too far to one side of

THE OPERATOR MUST EXERCISE INTELLIGENCE, CARE, AND COMMON SENSE WHEN
SELECTING AND USING SLINGS. SLINGS MUST BE SELECTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THEIR INTENDED USE, BASED UPON THE SIZE AND TYPE OF LOAD, AND THE
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS OF THE WORKPLACE. ALL SLINGS MUST BE VISUALLY
INSPECTED BEFORE USE TO ENSURE THEIR EFFECTIVENESS.

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the center of gravity, dangerous tilting Operators must know the capacity of certain that the sling is properly
will result causing unequal stresses in the sling. Charts or tables that contain secured around the load and that the
the different sling legs. This imbalance this information generally are available weight and balance of the load have
must be compensated for at once. from sling manufacturers. The values been accurately determined. If the load
given are for new slings. Older slings is on the ground, do not allow the load
NUMBER OF LEGS AND ANGLE must be used with additional caution. to drag along the ground. This could
WITH THE HORIZONTAL Under no circumstances shall a sling’s damage the sling. If the load is already
rated capacity be exceeded. resting on the sling, ensure that there is
As the angle formed by the sling no sling damage prior to making the lift.
leg and the horizontal line decreases, HISTORY OF CARE AND USAGE Next, position the hook di-
the rated capacity of the sling also rectly over the load and seat the sling
decreases. In other words, the smaller The mishandling and misuse of squarely within the hook bowl. This
the angle between the sling leg and the slings are the leading cause of sling- gives the operator maximum lifting
horizontal, the greater the stress on the related accidents. The majority of efficiency without bending the hook
sling leg and the smaller (lighter) the injuries and accidents, however, can be or overstressing the sling.
load the sling can safely support. Larger avoided by becoming familiar with the Wire rope slings also are subject to
(heavier) loads can be safely moved if essentials of proper sling care and use. damage resulting from contact with
the weight of the load is distributed Proper care and use are essential for sharp edges of the loads being lifted.
among more sling legs. maximum service and safety. Slings These edges can be blocked or padded
must be protected with cover saddles, to minimize damage to the sling.
RATED CAPACITY OF THE SLING burlap padding, or wood blocking as After the sling is properly attached
well as from unsafe lifting procedures to the load, there are a number of good
The rated capacity of a sling varies such as overloading to prevent sharp lifting techniques that are common
depending upon the type of sling, the bends and cutting edges. to all slings. First, make sure that the
size of the sling, and the type of hitch. Before making a lift, check to be load is not lagged, clamped, or bolted to

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the floor. Second, guard against shock Once the lift has been completed, Binding is the term used to describe
loading by taking up the slack in the clean the sling, check it for damage, and the condition that exists when a sling
sling slowly. Apply power cautiously to store it in a clean, dry airy place. It is has become deformed to the extent that
prevent jerking at the beginning of the best to hang it on a rack or wall. its individual links cannot move within
lift, and slowly accelerate or decelerate. Remember, damaged slings cannot each other freely. It indicates that the
Third, check the tension on the sling. lift as much weight as new or older sling is unsafe. Generally, wear occurs
Raise the load a few inches, stop, and well-cared for slings. Proper and safe on the load-bearing inside ends of the
check for proper balance and that all use and storage of slings will increase links. Pushing links together so that the
items are clear of the path of travel. their service life. inside surface becomes clearly visible
Never allow anyone to ride on the hood is the best way to check for this type of
or load. Fourth, keep all personnel clear MAINTENANCE OF SLINGS wear. Wear may also occur, however,
while the load is being raised, moved, on the outside of links when the chain
or lowered. Crane or hoist operators CHAINS is dragged along abrasive surfaces or
should watch the load at all times Chain slings must be cleaned prior to pulled out from under heavy loads.
when it is in motion. Finally, obey the each inspection, as dirt or oil may hide Either type of wear weakens slings and
following”nevers.” Never allow more damage. The operator must be certain makes accidents more likely.
than one person to control a lift or give to inspect the total length of the sling, Heavy nicks and/or gouges must be
signals to a crane or hoist operator periodically looking for stretching, filed smoothly, measured with calipers,
except to warn of a hazardous situation. binding, wear, or nicks and gouges. If and then compared with the manufac-
Never raise the load more than neces- a sling has stretched so that it is now turer’s minimum allowable safe dimen-
sary. Never leave the load suspended more than three percent longer than sions. When in doubt, or in borderline
in the air. And never work under a sus- when it was new, it is unsafe and must situations, do not use the sling. In
pended load or allow anyone else to. be discarded. addition, never attempt to repair the

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welded components on a sling. If the the extent of the damage. will be working. Slings come in many
sling needs repair of this nature, the By following the above guidelines different types, one of which is right for
supervisor must be notified. to proper sling use and maintenance, your purpose. Third, analyze the load
and by the avoidance of kinking, it is to be moved-in terms of size, weight,
WIRE ROPE possible to greatly extend the useful shape, temperature, and sensitivity
Wire rope slings, like chain slings, service life of a wire rope sling. then choose the sling which best meets
must be cleaned prior to each inspec- those needs. Fourth, always inspect all
tion because they are subject to damage FIBER AND SYNTHETIC ROPES the equipment before and after a move.
hidden by dirt or oil. In addition, they Fiber ropes and synthetic webs Always be sure to give equipment what-
must be lubricated according to manu- are generally discarded rather than ever “in service” maintenance it may
facturer’s instructions. Lubrication serviced or repaired. Operators must need. Fifth, use safe lifting practices.
prevents or reduces corrosion and wear always follow the manufacturer’s rec- Use the proper lifting technique for the
due to friction and abrasion. Before ap- ommendations. type of sling and the type of load.
plying any lubricant, however, the sling
user should make certain that the sling SUMMARY Credit:
is dry. Applying lubricant to a wet or U.S. Department of Labor
damp sling traps moisture against the There are good practices to follow Robert B. Reich, Secretary
metal and hastens corrosion. to protect yourself while using slings
Corrosion deteriorates wire rope. to move materials. First, accept the Occupational Safety and Health
It may be indicated by pitting, but it responsibility for your own actions. Administration, Joseph A. Dear,
is sometimes hard to detect. If a wire Become a competent and careful Assistant Secretary
rope sling shows any sign of signifi- employee. Your own life or that of your
cant deterioration, that sling must be fellow workers or others may depend OSHA 3072
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DRILLING TECHNOLOGY: THE
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Mechanical engineer Hans Haberer (left in the picture), then head of Bauer’s Plant and Equipment department, and his team poured a lot
of courage and new ideas into the design of the first BG 7. A lot of their construction-site experience was reflected in the design.

chrobenhausen, stands on Bauer foundation the BAUER BG 7. In 1976, kelly bar, an additional rope

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Germany – piles — Bauer has influ- the new machine surpassed winch, a crowd cylinder
Bauer founda- enced specialist foundation the drilling systems avail- system and a hydraulic drive
tion piles sup- engineering since the mid able on the market with its with a kind of torque that
port the glass 20th century. 40 years technical innovations, which had never been seen before.
dome of the ago, a rotary drilling rig increased the performance Along with the anchor
Reichstag building in Berlin, that outshone every other capacity as well as reliabil- drilling rig developed a few
Germany; the 828-meter- competitor’s equipment ar- ity: In addition to the strong years previously, the BG 7
tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai rived on construction sites: mast, there was a massive meant a major step in Bauer

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Bauer’s first rotary drilling rig — the BG 7 — was introduced in the market in 1976.
With a torque of 72 kilonewton meters, the 27-ton machine could reach drilling The successor: The BG 11, weighing 53 tons and with a torque of 133 kilonewton
depths of up to 24 meters and a maximum borehole diameter of 1,300 millimeters meters, could drill piles with lengths of up to 39 meters. It was presented for the
— a technical revolution in the field of specialist foundation engineering. first time at bauma 1980 in Munich, Germany.

mechanical engineering. kelly that frequently broke. components were focused on to be re-calculated. Where
At that time, there was a Other weak points were what was essential — on pile earlier two piles could be
significant increase in the a fragile chain feed and a drilling — and nothing else. constructed in a week, the
pile drilling work at Bauer, torque that was way too They utilized the experience new machine was capable
primarily using the grouted low. Dr. Karlheinz Bauer, accumulated on many con- of constructing several piles
anchor invented in-house. the head of the company struction sites. in one day. However, the
However, the work with at that time, decided: Let’s The BG 7 was first used on adjustment phase was short,
the drilling equipment construct the machines construction sites in North and the teams on construc-
which was standard at ourselves, drilling has to be Bavaria, in Nuremberg tion sites were enthused by
the time was technically more efficient. and Bayreuth. It had to be the new advantage over the
unsatisfactory. Those sys- Dr. Karlheinz Bauer and worked out how the new competition. A crucial tech-
tems were too light in all mechanical engineer Hans machine affected the ac- nical leap was soon brought
aspects. There was not Haberer poured a lot of quisition and calculation of about by a revolutionary new
only a relatively weak mast, courage and new ideas into a projects; the time required development — the lock-
but also a delicate square new concept. The individual for a construction site had able kelly bar.

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The BG 7 was origi- It took barely three Today, the BG 50, with an operating
weight of around 260 tons and a
nally intended only for own months to design and build torque of 468 kilonewton meters,
construction operations; the first rotary drilling rig. is BAUER Maschinen GmbH’s
largest rotary drilling rig.
however, the competition The rapid success of the
was eagerly looking at the BAUER BG 7 can be seen
machine which gave Bauer from the numbers: In the
Spezialtiefbau an economic first year, two machines
advantage over others. were built, again two in
Finally, it was decided to sell 1977, then nine in 1978,
the machines. The following eleven in 1979, and as many
years and decades proved as fourteen in 1980. Bauer
that the trump card for the rotary drilling technology
further development of was shown at Bauma for
mechanical engineering of the first time in 1980 —
Bauer was the close contact meanwhile, the larger BG 11
of practical experience in was already in use. Bauer
construction and machine participated in Bauma 1989
design. Construction for the first time with its
managers would recognize own stand, showcasing the
problems when using the BG 30 rotary drilling rig.
machines and would give Today, Bauer is the world
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BUYING Example: For a crawler tractor, key specs would include
length of equipment with blade, width over tracks, cab
When acquiring used equipment, the ultimate goal is to height, ground clearance, length of track on the ground
purchase quality at or below your set maximum bid. and weight.
In-depth research, planning and inspections are
paramount to achieving this goal. » Arrange financing.
} A consortium of national and regional banks, including
» Research is the initial step in the buying process. Wells Fargo, offer comprehensive construction equip-
} Have a specific piece of equipment in mind, say ment financing and leasing solutions.
an excavator. } Larger auctioneers and manufacturers have
} Compare similar excavators built by different manufac- pre-approved lines of credit programs.
turers, as different brands and models hold their value
better than others. » Determine how to bid.
Review equipment information and assessments to A buyer can bid in person, online in real time
better compare machines side-by-side, surmising which or via a proxy bid.
brand and model to target in the marketplace.
A number of potential buyers target the most popular » Conduct equipment inspection.
models and brands because it is easier and more reason- } Inspection is a vital step in the pre-bid process.
ably-priced to find parts and manuals. However, lesser- If testing the equipment is not an option, it’s best to
known, possibly less expensive, brands can sometimes steer clear of the unit, unless it’s accompanied by a solid
complete a job just as well, making detailed equipment warranty or you can send someone you trust to the site
specifications and peer reviews a valuable resource. for a walk-around and testing.
} When searching for specific equipment, scan a variety } Bring an experienced mechanic for any inspections.
of private, broker- and auction-listing websites, com- Always take time to adequately look over a machine.
paring list prices and seeing for what similar machines At first glance, the overall cleanliness of a machine
have recently traded. should indicate how well it was kept up; however, only
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a detailed inspection and working out of the equipment hydraulics is engaged suggests the existence of an
will tell the whole story. internal problem.
} Some contractors break an inspection down into four } Use out the brakes and observe any strange noise.
points, focusing on structural, mechanical, hydraulic External brakes are a low-cost replacement, but new
and ground-engaging components. The performances rear differential discs are costly.
of these elements are combined to determine the overall } Look for welds, plates or cracks on loader arms or buckets.
condition of the unit. A weld indicates some steel has broken, likely the
result of hard abuse.
» Inspection Checklist. } Locate any gouges on the machine’s exterior.
Inspection procedures and value-establishing meth- This type of damage indicates the equipment was
odologies obviously vary by contractor; however, there used in heavy applications and its life expectancy
exist a number of bullet items that should be observed could be comprised.
during a walk around. } Observe any signs of excessive loose bushings, pins,
} Observe how the engine cranks. wear strips or shims.
} Look for leaking fluids. } Know the equipment you’re inspecting.
} Take oil samples. } Where is the most important wear item located?
} Fluid samples provide a look into the current condition (i.e. the neck on a motor wheel scraper)
of the engine, hydraulic systems and transmission. } Are the attachments and equipment the correct length
} Engines that have seized are a risk. for the specific model?
} Try every speed and movement of the unit. } Identify any paint or spray on the machine’s exterior.
} Have the seller explain all controls. These materials are often used to cover up problems.
} Check the tightness of the controls: Knob, control } Note wear and tear that can be eliminated by replacing
handle, rod, rocker arm, spring, bushings. wearables or repainting.
} Cycle the hydraulics: } Obtain the maintenance records for a unit before or
Whining or significant noise every time the following inspection.

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BEING TRANSPARENT AND
SELLING INFORMATIVE IS ESSENTIAL TO
When reselling equipment, obtaining a peak sales price is GAINING BUYERS CONFIDENCE
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significant time and money. » If selling privately, the owner-to-buyer personal
} With inspections being so vital to the buying process, a connection will be there, but costs can build up if a unit
contractor that sells privately must be widely available isn’t moved quickly. Typically, these costs are associated
for showings. with storage, maintenance, inspections and marketing.
} If utilizing an auction company, the owner must transport » Those looking to sell specialized items must typically go the
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COVER STORY
Whatever selling avenue a contractor chooses, being paperwork, which legally recognizes the right of the
transparent and informative is essential to gaining buyers company to sell the item and the seller to deliver it.
confidence and obtaining the best possible sales price. » Establish an opening, win it now, or reserve price.
The more maintenance records, usage logs, detailed de- } Research previous sales price of like equipment.
scriptions, certifications and high-resolution photos provided } Review any recent refurbishments made to the unit.
the better. Contractors can back up their asking prices and } Factor in future replacement costs and
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Additionally, any piece of equipment — regardless of age or } Reserve price allows a seller to regain equipment that
listing avenue — won’t nab a solid price if it doesn’t look good. does not sell for a pre-specified amount.
Having equipment painted, refurbished or cleaned prior to » Check for any tax deferral opportunities.
listing is often recommended. Under Internal Revenue Service Code 1031, equipment
If you’ve decided to go the online auction route, research owners can defer federal income taxes on the sale of
and due diligence is suggested when choosing a company, equipment so long as they replace it with similar equip-
selecting a price and dealing with tax-related issues. ment within six months.

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more convenient for contractors thanks to the volume of
» Visit different auction websites. online listings and auction companies; however, the age-old
} Companies vary in terms of format, policies, fees principles of buying and disposing still apply.
and requirements of the seller. Contractors that achieve success in the resale market un-
} Confirm the company can verify and derstand that while sales avenues have changed, the steps to
guarantee payment. purchasing quality equipment or obtaining a maximum sales
» Meet with an auction company representative. prices — research, preparation, transparency and inspections
» Consign the equipment for sale. — remain the same.
Auction representatives typically bring the necessary

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MALCOLM EXPANDS
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Southern California (Irwindale), Southeast (Fort Lauder-
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8x25x3 with 150 Hp $38,000 each. 1 push
boat 8x25x3 with 60 hp Suzuki $30,000.

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FEATURED LISTINGS
(2) 100 TON CRANES BAUER BG20H » 2006 KLEMM KR 806-2
USED. On the Great Lakes. 100’ Boom – Used. 2008. PA. Bauer BG20H #1652 USED. 2006. TX. S/N: 64020. Double
Each. Each used for Crane Work Only. mounted on BT60 Base Machine. Hours: Rotary Heads: KH16 / KH9. Water Pump.
No Duty Cycle. Located on water. Barge 4950. Kelly Bar BK20/368/3/27 – Maximum Clamp & Break Type H 10” (254mm).
Loading Available. CONTACT. Drilling Depth - 88’. Engine – Cat 3126 B, Diesel Engine: CAT 3056 EATACC. 129 kw
280 HP, 2100 RPM. Undercarriage UW75. KDK @ 2300 rpm. Tier II. Winch. Oscillating
Pile Buck International, Inc.
203S First Gear 149,000 ft. lbs. $425,000. Tracks. 15.5t. CONTACT.
772-492-1056
Equipment Corporation America (ECA)
SPRAYBOT – AUTOMATED SPRAY ROBOT 610-626-2200
NEW. OH. Designed to apply a wide range
of spray applied membranes, the cross
section profiles achieved are second to
none. This means tolerances are achieved
lending to the materials being installed
in a cured film that replicates the desired
model during each and
every use. The Spraybot
is the ONLY automated
» 2012 KLEMM KR 702-2
spray robot
USED. 2006. TX. S/N: 19152. Rotary
built in the
Head: KH20. Telescopic Mast. Clamp
USA. This
& Break Type EF 14” (356mm). Diesel
means, you BAUER BG24H CRAWLER DRILL RIG
Engine: Deutz TCD 2012 L04 2V. 95 kw @
receive in-person Used. 2006. NC. Used 2006 Bauer BG24H
2300 rpm. Tier III. 5.2t. CONTACT.
training. CONTACT. Crawler Drill Rig, good condition. $525,000.
SprayWorks Conti Enterprises, Inc.
330-587-4141 252-557-4992

2008 JUNTTAN PM20L


USED. 2008. CANADA. S/N: 1505. Cummins
6.7 liter engine. One owner. 4/5S Hammer.
Isuzu 8KW generator that heats the engine,
provides 120volt power and charges
the batteries. 10,200 hours. Capable of
installing a 60 foot pile. Major rebuild
in 2015, with over $200,000 in paint and
repairs. $695,000. » BAUER BG24H CRAWLER DRILL RIG
780-466-5237 USED. 2006. NC. S/N: 894. $525,000.
BAUER PILECO
713-699-7645

» 2013 KLEMM 806-3D


USED. 2013. TX. S/N: 66310. Double Rotary
Head: KH20 / KH9. Water Pump. Clamp
& Break Type H 10” (254mm). Diesel
Engine: Deutz TCD 2012 L06 2V. 147 kw
@ 2300 rpm. Tier III. Oscillating Tracks.
16.5t. CONTACT.

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» HYUNDAI ROBEX 380 LC-9A


BERMINGHAMMER TEAM BOONE USED. 2014. KY. 3Yr/3000Hr Warranty!
800-668-9432 502-369-2475 Cummins QSL9 Engine! Kawasaki Pump,
12 10 Long Arm, 56 Bucket, 32 Triple
Grouser Shoes, Transparent Cabin Roof-
Cover, Full AC and Heater, 21 4 Boom, Bkt
Linkage, Back Up Camera, 2.12 yd Bucket
Breakout Force 49,300lbs. 86,000 lbs.
» BAUER BG-36V HYDRAULIC DRILL RIG » KUBOTA SVL75-2 $219,000.
USED. 2002. CANADA. S/N: 506. Hours: USED. 2015. KY. Enclosed Cab, Air
14043. Includes: Air Compressor -- Conditioner, Heater, Auxiliary Hydraulic
Kelly Guide -- Hydraulic Mast Foot -- Plumbing, Two Speed, 15\” Tracks,
Automatic Central Lubrication -- Kelly Hydraulic Coupler, 74\” GP Bucket w/
Bar KB 36/470/3/36-200 -- Diesel Fired Teeth. $52,000.
Heater Kit -- Hydraulic Casing Gate.
$700,000.

» KOMATSU D65EX-17
USED. 2012. KY. Enclosed Cab, Air
Conditioner, Heater, 11’ 2” Wide Sigma
Blade w/ Single Cylinder Tilt, Multi-
Shank Ripper (Not included in price),
Sweeps, Screens, Pre-Wired for Grade
Control, Rear View Camera, Powershift
» HYUNDAI ROBEX 140 LC-9A Transmission, 24” Single Grouser Track
USED. 2014. KY. 9’10” Long Arm, 15’1” Shoes. $159,000.
Mono Boom, Transparent Cabin Roof-
Cover, Full Auto AC & Heater, Radio/USB,
Air Suspension Seat w/ Heat, Remote
Mgmt. System, Rear View Camera, 24”
Triple Grouser, Pattern Selector Valve,
Double Acting Pipe w/o Accumulator,
Additional Counterweight, Bucket
» HUTTE HBR605 FOR SALE Linkage, 24V to 12V DC Converter, 43.3”
USED. 2007. CANADA. S/N: H605ZX0141. Bucket. CONTACT.
Hours: 4230. Includes: T1200 High Speed
Rod Head -- HG12 Rotary Head -- BW
1500 Winch -- Extended Swivel Mast
has Head Sheave -- HG19 Casing Head
-- Beka Lube Auto Greaser System --
Attached Articulating Boom Crane for » LIUGONG 612HIII
Handling Casing. $200,000. USED. 2014. KY. Fully enclosed cab with
heat and A/C, Tier 3 Cummins engine
(155 hp), 84” smooth drum with padfoot
shell kit, dual speed vibration. 29100LBS.
$98,000.

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FEATURED LISTINGS
» HAMM 3410P offshore leads with hydraulic gates. APE » EMERGENCY RESCUE PLATFORM
USED. 2012. KY. Open Operator Station, model 51 powerpack for each. Hammers NEW. WA. Manufactured by BOSCARO.
Sun Canopy, Deutz Engine, 84” Padfoot have driven approximately 750 piles The unit can fit two personnel, as well
Drum, 23.1-26 Tires. $63,500. each. 65% on salt water, 35% on land. as a stretcher, and because of an easily
Each complete with leads and power accessible side ramp, personnel can be
pack. $250,000. transferred on and off with ease. The
emergency rescue platform can also be
Rt. 52 Constructors (Matt Bush)
used as a standard 4-person basket,
717-767-8275
giving you the benefits of two baskets
in one. CONTACT.

BIGFOOT CRANE COMPANY, INC.


604-626-1777

» IR T4 DUAL ROTARY CRAWLER RIG


USED. NJ. T4 IR CR-16 Dual Rotary. Upper:
Cat 6.6 Tier 3 Engine w/ Tilting Head –
No Air. Dual Motors – Spur Gear Head
– Crawler Mounted – 25’ Rod. 3-1/2” –
8-5/8” Thread. Tier III Compliant. 10,000 » AUTO LEVELING PALLET FORKS
ft lbs of Torque. 12’9” Travel height. 11’4” NEW. WA. The Boscaro crane forks are
Wide – 36’6” mast up height. Equipped auto leveling thanks to an internal
with CR-16 (6”-16”) Casing Advancement » CRANE WIND METERS spring system. Other valuable features
System. CONTACT. NEW. WA. With service ranges from 500 include adjustable width and height,
meters/1,640’ up to 1,300 meters/4,265’ as well as a fork length of 4’ which
Errickson Equipment
plus an additional blue tooth increases stability and safety. All of our
908-996-2200
transmission of 100 meters/325’ from crane forks either meet or surpass ASME
the display box you get unprecedented protocol and are therefore certified
real time wind data and with the use for use within North America. The
of our WINDY software install onto your forks are tagged and come with the
team smart phones your entire crew necessary supporting
literally has safety in the palm of their paperwork for their
hand. $1,675. ASME compliance.
By meeting ASME
standards the crane
forks also fulfill
all OSHA/WCB
specifications.
CONTACT.
» PM 8023 FOR BARGE
» SMARTPHONE WIND METERS
NEW. IL. PM 8023 series crane, perfect for
NEW. WA. WINDY™ Smartphone » KOENIG K28-S SELF ERECTING
small barge applications for installing
Anemometers consist of wind speed TOWER CRANE
docks, and boat lifts. Lifts; 5,780 lbs @
and/or direction sensors which wirelessly USED. 1994. WA. We have 2 of these
7\’3\” -- 3,710 lbs @ 11\’10\” -- 2,420 lbs
transmit real time wind and temperature available (both 1994 units). Please call
@ 17\’3\” -- 1,760 lbs @ 22\’10\” --
data to your smartphone or tablet. With for details and pricing. CONTACT.
1,300 lbs @ 28\’7\” -- Built to order w/
a free app, you can read instant data of
many options available including Radio
current, average and maximum wind
Remote, Outrigger Removal for Barge
speed, direction, temperature and view
Applications, Additional Activations for
history graphs. $475.
running attachments and other Custom
Options. CONTACT.
Crane & Machinery
708-261-9055

» (2) APE D-160-42 DIESEL HAMMERS


WITH LEADS AND POWERPACK
USED. 2009. (2) hammers are in working
condition and available immediately.
Each equipped with 39’ of 8 x 54 T-Top

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» SAN MARCO SMT 550 CITY CRANE » POTAIN GTMR 331C


NEW. WA. Price is based on on Complete
crane package with 118’ of service
USED. 2001. WA. We have 4 of these units
available 115’ jib and a supper strong
MATERIALS
height, installed with ground anchor Ex- lifter for its class. (1-2000 & 3-2001).
USED AZ26-700 SHEET PILE
Works factory, Italy. This series can go CONTACT.
USED. MO. Slightly Used AZ26-700 Sheet
up to 196’ 9” free standing using ground
Piling (uncoated) is available for purchase;
anchors or a mobile base. CONTACT.
46 pair at 80 ft. long, 4 singles at 80 ft.
$255,000.
long, 19 pair at 70 ft. long, 38 pair at 39 ft.
long. All sheets are in excellent condition.
Sheet piling located in St Louis, MO at
$0.45/lb. CONTACT.
Donald Nunez
816-523-1000
dnunez@massman.net

W36 STEEL BEAMS VARIOUS SIZES


USED. 2011-2012. CA. Used once. Vary in sizes
from 150 to 395 lbs per foot. Lengths from
20 to 45 feet. MTR’s available. Great for
» POTAIN GTMR 336A Shoring or Falsework. CONTACT.
USED. 2003. Excellent condition and solid Balfour Beatty (Dean)
performers with 148’ jib. We have 2 of 707-427-8900
» KOENIG K72 SELF ERECTING TOWER CRANE these for sale. CONTACT.
USED. 2006. WA.

WANTED STEEL
I am always buying new and used sheet
piling, h-piles, pipe, large wide flange
beams, road plate, etc.
MT Kaye Steel
» POTAIN HDT-80 215-638-9524
USED. 2003. WA. We also have another
» KOENIG K-70 SELF ERECTING TOWER CRANE 2001 HDT 80, 148’ jib and multiple height STEEL PIPE
USED. 2006. WA. We have 3 of these units settings. CONTACT. USED. 2011-2012. CA. Used once. 36”
for sale (2-2005 & 1-2006) 148’ jib with diameter. Wall thicknesses from 5/8” to
multiple height settings. CONTACT. 1 1/2”. 60 foot lengths. 5/8” to 1” A252-
10-Gr 3. Greater than 1” API-5L. MTR’s
available. Approx. 5000 tons total. Great
for shoring or falsework. CONTACT.
Balfour Beatty (Dean)
707-427-8900

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FEATURED LISTINGS
NEW SURPLUS HP14 X 89 H PILING MARINE & HEAVY CIVIL CONSTRUCTION
NEW. NJ. All cert’s available. H 14×89. 312
available. 40 (length). 89 (Lbs./ft.) 1,110,720
SERVICES IN THE SF BAY AREA
CA. Power Engineering Construction
(Total Wt.) More available! CONTACT. Company builds complex marine
CUSTOM DOCKS
construction and civil engineering projects.
F.S. Supply Corporation IL. We specialize in custom docks, boat
Our focus on safety, the environment,
732-739-5570 houses as well as seawalls, rock shorelines
construction methods, and the project
and beaches. Let us improve your
team (from Owner to Craftsman) has given
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us a formula for successfully building
Bruceskis Marine Construction these challenging heavy construction
847-366-4540 projects. The trust and experience gained
USED PZ13 SHEET PILING FOR SALE
from our past projects has provided
USED. NJ. PZC13 Pair. 15 (length). 28
us the knowledge and opportunity to
(quantity). 100.8 (Wt Bar). 21.7 (Wt/Sq
also complete complex design-build
Ft.) 420 (Total SF.) 42,336 (Total Weight).
construction projects.
4.65 (Ft./Double). 130.1 (Total Wall). More
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510-337-3800
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MARINE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES


WILCO MARINE CONSTRUCTION
WA. Ballard Marine Construction has
FL. Wilco Construction Inc, a licensed,
provided civil / marine and industrial
insured and bonded marine contractor,
services since 1978. We have a history of
servicing all of Florida with over 25
taking on, and successfully completing,
years experience with the knowledge,
technically demanding projects for
equipment and qualified personnel to
CONCRETE FORMS government and private clients around the
properly complete most any type of marine
USED. 2015. NJ. CONTACT. world. Our team responds to both planned
construction project. Here at Wilco we
and emergency projects.
F.S. Supply Corporation take a lot of pride in completing projects
732-739-5570 Ballard Marine Construction properly, efficiently, competitively and
866-782-6750 most of all to our customer’s satisfaction.
We simply will not have an unhappy
customer.
Wilco Construction, Inc.
772-460-6928
WASHINGTON PILE DRIVING
AND MARINE CONSTRUCTION
WA. We offer steel pile driving services and
helical screw services to Washington state.
BARGE RENTAL AVAILABLE
PS 27.5 SHEET PILING Primarily residential and light commercial,
IL. Please call for more information.
USED. PAPS 27.50 Flat Style Sheet Piling. we specialize in over and under the water
2,000 Ton Available – Comes as Pairs – Sold as well as land work. Bruceskis Marine Construction
in Truckloads. Used Once – Great Condition 847-366-4540
Dillercorp
– Pictures Available. Available Up to 65’.
360-920-8159
FOB Pittsburgh, PA $.27/lb. Cut to Your
Length at No Extra Charge. CONTACT.
Eastern Metal Trading Co., Inc.
856-216-1900

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