Helical Screw Piles May Prevent Earthquake Structural Damage

February 9, 2016 8:31 am

A recent ongoing study on helical screw piles led by the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), which began in May 2015, may help initiate changes to the International Building Code (IBC).  Specifically, it seeks to demonstrate the structural value of using helical screw piles as foundation solutions in areas with high seismic activity.  Let’s look further at the study and what it hopes to accomplish. What is the Helical Pile Seismic Research Study? This study will measure and test the structural integrity of helical pile installations against seismic activity.  This 2 year, 7 month study is being led by Dr. Amy Cerato at the University of Oklahoma. How is the Helical Pile Research Study Being Run? This study is being run...