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PHIL TOMA, FORMULA CONTRACTORS

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Describe your current job.

I am the senior project manager and estimator at Formula Contractors. Some of my areas of responsibility include:

• Providing leadership and general direction to project managers, superintendents and supervisors;

• Scheduling and completing construction projects;

• Providing project estimates, as well as managing projects and purchasing construction materials as required;

• Providing direction to ensure that Formula projects are completed in a standardized manner and according to the company’s policies and procedures;

• Developing construction and sales opportunities;

• Completing project close-out packages:

• Establishing company and project resourcing priori-ties and facilitating communication between clients and customers, senior management, project managers, superintendents, supervisors and managers

Correction: Piling Canada Q3 2016

In one of the feature articles in Quarter 3 2016 of Piling Canada, titled “Prepping Heavy Equipment for Remote Jobs,” three photos from Canadian Pile Driving Equipment Inc. were mistakenly omitted from the article’s layout. Piling Canada greatly appreciates Canadian Pile Driving Equipment’s contribution to the article, and we regret our error of missing the inclusion of these photos.

Liebherr piling and drilling rig LRB 355 carries out sheet piling work in Western Austria

A new piling and drilling rig from Liebherr was recently applied close to its manufacturing site in Western Austria. The LRB 355 was used by the Austrian construction company Hilti & Jehle GmbH to carry out sheet piling work in Frastanz.

At its headquarters in the Austrian town of Frastanz, the company Rondo Ganahl AG, which specializes in the production of paper and packaging, is currently building a new high bay warehouse and extension for logistics, as well as doing modifications to existing facilities. Parts of the deep foundation work were subcontracted to Hilti & Jehle GmbH by the joint venture I + R Schertler/Tomaselli.

Best to own it!

By Steven Z. Raber, Fillmore Riley LLP

Most talk of “building your brand” properly focuses on marketing issues. Some-times, what gets overlooked are the legal processes available to protect a brand.

Business owners – and their advisors – are good at fulfilling their legal obligations around the registration of corporate names and business names. Where they often fall down is in actually protecting their brands.

It should be noted that the requirement to register under legislation like The Business Names Registration Act or The Corporations Act is not intended to confer rights on the owner. These statutes are intended to protect the public so, if something goes wrong, the public knows who to pursue.

Finding the right intermediate foundation systems technique

By Barb Feldman

We provide innovative foundation solutions for the worst soil conditions,” said Mark Tigchelaar, president and founder of GeoSolv Design/Build Inc. “The bulk of what we do is ground improvement with intermediate foundation systems to increase the stability and bearing capacity of a variety of soil types, including clay, sand, peat and fill, to provide sound footing on an engineered crust of soil where one is not naturally present.”

More than 10 employees work full-time at GeoSolv’s office in Vaughan, Ont., just northwest of Toronto, and the company’s clients are primarily in Ontario, although it has worked as far west as Alberta. GeoSolv’s projects have included tanks, wind towers, retaining walls, slopes and liquefaction mitigation, as well as a variety of other structural applications. Tigchelaar is a licensed engineer in both Ontario and Alberta; he is the past chair of the Canadian Geotechnical Society-Southern Ontario section and is a member of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, the Deep Foundations Institute, the Canadian Design-Build Institute and the Railway Association of Canada, as well as a number of local Ontario construction associations.

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Piling Canada is the premier national voice for the Canadian deep foundation construction industry. Each issue is dedicated to providing readers with current and informative editorial, including project updates, company profiles, technological advancements, safety news, environmental information, HR advice, pertinent legal issues and more.