Archive for May, 2012

Foundation Repair Companies Attend Shotcrete Training in Omaha, NE

Over 30 owners, production managers, and foremen from throughout the Foundation Supportworks dealer network participated in shotcrete training during the week of May 14th.   The four day training covered various topics related to the shotcrete process, including different methods on installing shotcrete, equipment needs, applications, proper concrete mix designs, efficient installations, and effectively selling the shotcrete system.  The attendees were able to gain hands on experience spraying shotcrete on multiple jobsites, while also completing an entire shotcrete wall restoration project from start to finish.

In addition to the classroom and field training, those in attendance observed a presentation by Ray Schallom III, who has more than 35 years of shotcrete experience as a project manager, superintendent, and business owner.  Ray is a former president of the American Shotcrete Association (ASA) and also a Certified Nozzleman through the American Concrete Institute (ACI).  He is both an approved shotcrete trainer through the ASA as well as an approved shotcrete examiner through the ACI.  Ray’s experience and expertise proved invaluable throughout the training.

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Underpinning Contractors and Engineers Attend Foundation Repair Conference

On April 26th and 27th, Foundation Supportworks exhibited at the Foundation Repair Association’s annual conference where they displayed their line of foundation stabilization systems. Throughout the event, many engineers, architects, and foundation repair contractors visited with Foundation Supportworks about the benefits of their systems and the various applications where they can be used to permanently stabilize settling structures.

The event was held in San Antonio, TX and was attended by more than 160 engineers, architects, and geotechnical contractors from around the United States. The conference was divided into social, educational, and professional segments to highlight the advancements in the foundation repair industry.  Among the topics that were presented during the short course seminars included Proper Foundation Design, Engineering Ethics, and Foundation Repair Methods.

The Foundation Repair Association (FRA) is a national 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.

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