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How to Spot An Amateur Pile Foundation Company

April 14, 2016 1:19 pm

Foundation installation is continually evolving with new techniques, procedures and tools. When amateur pile foundation companies are hired, errors are made, budgets are stretched and safety is compromised. Here are five of the top indicators of an amateur pile foundation company. Amateur Pile Foundation Companies Lack Experience There is no substitute for experience in this field. ScrewFast has not only been working in a range of foundation industries for nearly 2 decades, but we maintain a training school to teach new installers and to provide refresher courses for experienced staff. Amateur Pile Foundation Companies Lack Strong Safety Records Amateur foundation companies have been known to cut corners. This can lead to injuries of staff, clients and even the general public. ScrewFast takes a...

Screwfast Partner with Tower Safety Systems to Introduce Innovative New Modular System

March 22, 2016 1:06 pm

Screwfast is pleased to announce our partnership with new company Tower Safety Systems (TSS). This exciting and innovative company is behind the development of a large-scale, modular scaffolding alternative with potential for use in a variety of applications. Designed to protect infrastructure assets during large-scale construction and maintenance projects, the TSS Safety System has been in development for over three years and this period has included input from Network Rail, Highways England, The Environment Agency and National Grid. The geotechnical and structural engineering team behind the system have created a design where support is delivered by Helical Piles and Backstays. Loads are transferred safely and effectively via a range of patented products offering a system which is safer, faster, and...

Piling Companies: Changing Building & How We Treat the Earth

January 22, 2016 5:48 pm

Changing the Landscape of Olympic Wastelands The remains of Olympic stadiums have received a lot of negative press.  In a 2014 Guardian article, an abandoned £7 billion Olympic venue in Athens is featured in some sobering photographs. Enormous single-use structures are being built and then abandoned: the result is money invested in a massive addition to our carbon imprint.  It’s no surprise that people have made entire art installations lamenting these wastelands.  Athens Olympic Stadium was built in 2004 at the height of their economy.  Ten years later the site seats and structural foundations are rotting in the ground.  What can be done? Photo Credit : Popular Mechanics http://bit.ly/1lex1qu The Changing Landscape of Building Innovations have already begun to change...

Piling Companies: Changing Building & How We Treat the Earth

January 22, 2016 5:48 pm

Changing the Landscape of Olympic Wastelands The remains of Olympic stadiums have received a lot of negative press.  In a 2014 Guardian article, an abandoned £7 billion Olympic venue in Athens is featured in some sobering photographs. Enormous single-use structures are being built and then abandoned: the result is money invested in a massive addition to our carbon imprint.  It’s no surprise that people have made entire art installations lamenting these wastelands.  Athens Olympic Stadium was built in 2004 at the height of their economy.  Ten years later the site seats and structural foundations are rotting in the ground.  What can be done? Photo Credit : Popular Mechanics http://bit.ly/1lex1qu The Changing Landscape of Building Innovations have already begun to change...

Its Electrifying!

April 3, 2014 5:04 pm

Spie ENS have appointed ScrewFast to assist them in the delivery of the Kirkby Orrell project, on behalf of Electricity North West to design, supply and install a combination of helical piles and Grip piles for 41no. wooden transmission line foundations and associated anchor stays, on the Kirkby to Orrell line. Our works commenced on site at the end of March 2014 and are scheduled to be completed within a 9 week programme.

Barking Substation

April 3, 2014 3:41 pm

ScrewFast have successfully completed the design, supply and installation of helical piles and steel grillages at Barking 400kV Substation, supporting numerous structures throughout the site.  The works were completed in 2 phases spanning 2012-2014. Comparisons where taken between the use of steel and concrete, considering the whole life and direct project benefits.  Helical piles demonstrated significant gains in Value for Money, Installation and Performance. During the works, tests were performed to investigate the effects of stray current and the steel pile and grillage acting as sacrificial member. Following some collaborative design innovation with our client (SEESA) the tests conclusively removed any doubt of the possibility of stray current. The SEESA Team at Barking Substation recently collected the SEESA Project of...

Barking Substation

April 3, 2014 3:41 pm

ScrewFast have successfully completed the design, supply and installation of helical piles and steel grillages at Barking 400kV Substation, supporting numerous structures throughout the site.  The works were completed in 2 phases spanning 2012-2014. Comparisons where taken between the use of steel and concrete, considering the whole life and direct project benefits.  Helical piles demonstrated significant gains in Value for Money, Installation and Performance. During the works, tests were performed to investigate the effects of stray current and the steel pile and grillage acting as sacrificial member. Following some collaborative design innovation with our client (SEESA) the tests conclusively removed any doubt of the possibility of stray current. The SEESA Team at Barking Substation recently collected the SEESA Project of...

Portal Gantry Foundations.

May 30, 2013 2:41 pm

Portal Gantry Foundations like MS3 & MS4 Motorway sign Foundations can be fixed using the traditional Concrete Pilling method however industry experts have, for quite some time, preferred to utilize ScrewFast`s Helical Pilling method due to massive savings in cost, manpower, materials, and time combined with the health and safety and ecological benefits that this process provides. Helical pile Portal Gantry Foundations Support many structures that we encounter in our daily lives and provide completely safe, solid bases that can be rapidly installed at considerably less cost than their Concrete pile counterparts. The above Road and Railway structures are a perfect example of situations in which the ScrewFast Helical Pile Portal Gantry Foundation method can be used in the modern...