November 20, 2014 1:54 pm
ScrewFast have assisted Mark Howe, a Junior Engineer from Osborne, a leading UK Civils contractor with his dissertation. Mark spent time with ScrewFast researching the design, fabrication and installation of screwpiles and has been awarded a distinction for his efforts! ScrewFast are proud to assist with Mark’s achievement and will be closely watching his future progress.
November 12, 2014 1:57 pm
You already know that screw piling is a technique for building foundations in a variety of soil types. Here are 5 facts about it that may surprise you… 1. Screw Piles are perhaps the most underrated foundation engineering feat of the 19th century Screw Piles enabled lighthouses to be built in shallow water under challenging soil conditions. At a time with limited engineering techniques, these lighthouses were an integral part of getting ships to harbour safely. Screw piles also enabled bridges and piers to be constructed in varying soil density, which changed the recreation patterns of society and boosted the economy. Towards the end of the century, screw piles were also used to prevent existing foundations from sinking, such...