BudgetStockPhoto/Photos.comWhen you have to get below ground, Jeffrey Machine is tops in tools

By Kelly Gray

When Tervita’s Calgary office needed to ramp up their capability on a recent deep foundation job, they turned to Jeffrey Machine for expertise that made a difference. Based in Birmingham,

Ala., Jeffrey Machine has become a world leader in drilling tools by working closely with customers such as Tervita, a major North American environmental, energy and construction service company. In this case, they were able to create a 6.1-meter belling tool that was double the diameter of anything the contractor had used in the past. It enabled Tervita to successfully execute the construction of the abnormally large bell pile efficiently and safely.

Courtesy of Irving EquipmentAs part of the Halifax Shipyard modernization program, Irving Equipment is rebuilding the Pier 6 Wharf, where Canada’s next generation of warships and arctic patrol vessels are slated to be built

By Mark Halsall

Irving Equipment is Atlantic Canada’s largest provider of pile driving, crane rental, heavy lifting, specialized transportation, wind energy and project management services. The company is currently assisting with the Halifax Shipyard modernization program, a large project transforming the Halifax waterfront. Irving Shipbuilding is preparing to build the next generation of ships for Canada’s navy that includes six to eight Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships and up to 15 Canadian Surface Combatant vessels.

Irving Shipbuilding is investing an estimated $300 million over the next two years to modernize its facilities at Halifax Shipyard. Numerous upgrades are required to be completed in time for the 2015 date to cut steel for the first set of navy vessels, the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships. The investment includes reconstruction of the Pier 6 wharf at Halifax Shipyard as well as land reclamation, dredging and construction of new buildings and a ship launching facility.

Courtesy of Crux Subsurface, Inc.Crux Subsurface, Inc. takes an active role in innovation

By Barb Feldman

Crux Subsurface, Inc. (Crux), a Quanta Services company headquartered in Spokane Valley, Wash., is a specialty geotechnical drilling contractor providing geotechnical exploration, geotechnical construction and design-build foundation solutions in North America. Crux specializes in logistically challenging and environmentally sensitive projects where access and subsurface conditions present difficulties.

Crux was founded in 1998 with a focus on geotechnical exploration and engineering design support through geotechnical data acquisition. The founders were already experienced geotechnical drillers and fabricators, and chose the name “Crux” (“an essential point requiring resolution or resolving an outcome”) to emphasize their mission and their strength – solving difficult logistical problems.

Liebherr’s various divisions breaking ground all over the world 

By Jill Harris, Piling Canada

At the end of October, Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH invited me to attend their annual Liebherr Information Tour for the International Construction Trade Press. The event took place over the course of a few days in Germany and France, with about 40 participants from 13 different countries from the around the world. Piling Canada was the only Canadian publication represented.

On Oct. 22, I flew from Winnipeg, Man. to the airport in Frankfurt, Germany. After lunch, our group took a bus to Darmstadt, the location of the construction of a new particle accelerator, the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR) in Europe. Professor Boris Sharkov, the scientific managing director at FAIR, Dr. Markus Bernards, public relations officer at FAIR, Dr. Florian Hehenberger, director of site & buildings at FAIR and Johannes Rhomberg of Liebherr explained the facility, the building process and equipment technology of the impressive construction undertaking.

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