Archive for April, 2011

Foundation Repair Contractors Receive Training about Various Foundation Repair Methods

Foundation Repair Contractor training Jeff Kortan, P.E., Director of Engineering for Foundation Supportworks, presented at the Foundation Repair Association’s annual conference last week in Houston, TX. The Foundation Repair Association is a professional organization that exists to promote high ethical standards in the practice of foundation repair and to promote cooperation between the foundation repair industry and government.

At the conference, Jeff presented about two common foundation repair methods: Push Pier Systems and Helical Pier Systems. The push pier presentation discussed how push pier systems are designed and tested, the proper way to install push pier systems, and how the systems develop a factor of safety. The presentation about helical pier systems explained common helical pier terminology, typical applications, how capacity is determined and verified, load testing, and ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria 358, which outlines the proper design and testing of helical foundation systems.

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Geotechnical Engineers Learn about Helical Foundation Systems at the Geo-Frontiers 2011 Conference

During the week of March 13, 2011, Foundation Supportworks exhibited at the Geo-Frontiers 2011 conference where they displayed their line of helical foundation systems. Throughout the week, many engineers, students, professors and foundation repair contractors visited with Foundation Supportworks engineers about the benefits of helical pile and helical anchor systems.Geotechnical Engineering Conference about Helical Pier Systems

The event was held in Dallas, TX and was attended by more than 1,900 engineers, architects, students, professors and geotechnical contractors from around the world. The conference featured advances in geotechnical engineering and attendees had the opportunity to participate in training sessions where they could obtain professional development hours and learn about leading technologies in the geotechnical industry.

The event featured six full-day short courses, four plenary session lectures, more than 450 papers presented in 89 technical sessions, student activities and competitions, ample time for networking, and informational exhibits.

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Foundation Supportworks is Nominated for the “Innovator of the Year” Award

Foundation Repair Company AwardedFoundation Supportworks is pleased to announce that on Thursday, March 31st, our company was recognized by the Omaha Chamber of Commerce as a nominee for the “Innovator of the Year” award.

The Big O! Excellence Awards are part of a new program designed to recognize the contributions of Greater Omaha individuals and businesses in the Omaha business community. The “Innovator Award” recognizes an organization that has both envisioned and executed on an opportunity and acknowledges innovators who are creatively making a difference and likely to be leaders in their field.

Foundation Supportworks was founded with the intention to not only provide fully-engineered, quality foundation stabilization products, but also provide foundation repair contractors throughout North America with the proper tools and training to assist them in building more successful businesses. Our mission statement is:

To be the industry leader,
relentless in our pursuit to be extraordinary
with support, service, training and products
that inspire success.

Foundation Supportworks has truly envisioned and executed on an opportunity to revolutionize the foundation repair industry by creating and implementing new innovations in the specific areas of engineering, sales, marketing and training. We’re honored to be nominated for this outstanding award!

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