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Alva Construction Ltd. streamlines pile driving with new visualization and control system

By Judith Powers

As Alva Construction Ltd. Of Antigonish, N.S. began the timber pile component of a major project to replace the fishing wharf at Little Dover, N.S., engineering manager Reg Tramble was looking for a machine control system that would streamline the placement of the piles.

The job involved driving 180 timber piles – 132 bearing or vertical piles and 48 batter piles in the L-shaped pile work wharf section. Positioning and adjusting the angles of the batter piles had always been accomplished by crewmembers in a raft, which in addition to being time consuming, presented an element of danger to the crew.

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Viva Las Vegas!

Hello, readers!

I’m happy to bring you your Quarter 1 issue of Piling Canada for 2017. I’m even happier that I know I’ll be running into many of you at this year’s CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 show in Las Vegas! I’ll be running around the show trying to see as much as I can, so tweet to me (@PilingCanada) and I’ll come visit you when I get your message. I’ll be taking photos to show off in Quarter 2 of the magazine, and I would love to see your booth or company representatives so I can include you in our photo spread. I can’t tell you enough how much I’m looking forward to attending the show!

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