DFI Names Bermingham Innovation Award Winner
The Deep Foundations Institute named the Thermal Integrity Profiler as the 2013 winner of the C. William Bermingham Award for Innovation.
Foundations & Geotechnical Engineering LLC of Plant City, Fla., and Pile Dynamics of Cleveland developed the Thermal Integrity Profiler (TIP) following research conducted at the University of South Florida. In a release, the DFI said the TIP is “unlike any other system of assessing quality and integrity of cast-in-place concrete foundations.” The device uses the heat generated by curing cement to assess the quality of drilled shafts, bored piles, augered piles, and drilled displacement piles.
The C. William Bermingham Innovation Award pays tribute to the innovative spirit of past DFI President Bill Bermingham. The winning individual, company or team receives $5,000 to recognize contributions to the DFI and the foundations industry. The group formally presents the award at its annual Conference on Deep Foundations, which this year was Sept. 25-28 in Phoenix.
Pile Dynamics designs and develops dynamic testing equipment for foundations work. For more information, visit www.pile.com/pdi.
Foundation & Geotechnical Engineering LLC offers foundation design and testing services to clients in transportation and commercial development. For details, visit www.foundations.cc.
The TIP is available in two different models. Visit the Pile Dynamics website for technical specifications and more details.
The DFI is an international association of contractors, engineers, academics and suppliers in the deep foundations industry with more than 3,300 members worldwide. For more information about the Deep Foundations Institute, visit www.dfi.org. Foundation & Geotechnical Engineering LLC offers foundation design and testing services to clients in transportation and commercial development. For details, visit www.foundations.cc.