Foundation Engineer Workshop

Engineer & Designer Workshop

Starting on February 19th, 2009 Earth Contact Products and Mays Construction Specialties, Inc. offered a two day technical and informational seminar in Grand Junction Colorado. This seminar was a perfect event for an engineer. Seventy–two engineers, architects and contractors attended the two day workshop at the local Holiday Inn in Grand Junction.

Over the two days topics ranging from deep foundation systems, foundation underpinning, concrete repairs, grouting, cellular concrete and polyurethane grouts were discussed by ECP, Xypex, Strata-Tech, Cellular Concrete, LLC, Williams Form Engineering and Super-Krete. White Cap construction supply was a non-participating sponsor of the event.

Day one started with Earth Contact Products presenting The History of Helical Piles, followed by Helical Pile Design and Load Capacities. After the lunch break Earth Contact Products continued their presentation about Resistance Pier Design and Installation. Xypex and Strata-Tech rounded out day one. Day two was completed with Super-Krete’s President Tracey Holwitz covering decorative concrete, bonding and coloring agents.

Initial feedback from those attending the seminar was very positive both from knowledge gained and the organization of the event by Mays Construction Specialties. Kyle Vanderberg, Vice President of Mays, stated “The interaction of the attendees and the speakers has been fantastic.” Jeff Tully, President and GM of Earth Contact Products, noted that many engineers approached and thanked him for sharing information about their underpinning and foundation repair products. Will this become an annual event for Mays, according to Vanderberg, “I do not see how it could not”.