Foundation Constructors and Operation Creekside
February 11, 2013
In 2013 Foundation Constructors wanted to give back to the men and women that protect and serve our country. With the help of Operation Creekside from Discovery Bay, CA, Foundation was able to come together and donate many items, such as clothes, toiletries, and food. Foundation would like to THANK all the men and women who have put their lives on the line and deffended for our country. Thank You.
Less than Two weeks later our donations were received. (2/13/13)
5th Annual Fred Cavin Foreman Safety Award
December 17, 2012
Congratulations Laura Bryson, 2012 Fred Cavin Foreman Safety Awardee!
"The Fred Cavin Foreman Safety Award" is an annual award recognizing the dedication, leadership, and safety on which Fred Cavin founded this company. This award is presented at Foundation Constructors Inc. Annual Holiday Awards Dinner.
The Annual Fred Cavin Foreman Safety award winner for 2012 goes to Pile Driving Foreman Laura Bryson. This is Laura's 7th year with Foundation and her 6th as a Foreman.
Laura started working as an apprentice in the Pile Driving industry in 1994. Since 1996 her main focus has been installing alternative piles, such as Foundation's Tubex and Fundex piles. Laura is a very dedicated employee and leader traveling from Southern California to Washington for construction projects.
Laura embraces Foundation's safety program and encourages her crews to 'work safe and work smart'. She motivates the entire Foundation team to work together to ..... read more
Spirit of the Holidays
December 7, 2012
Spirit of the Holidays
This holiday season, as a company, we would like to give something back to our community. We will be collecting donations for several charities that will directly benefit people and families in our area. Please see below for details on these programs and a list of items to donate. If you would like to participate in these charity events with us, you may bring donated items to your foren1an or drop them by our office any time! We would love to see you!
Family House- This is a non-profit organization that provides temporary housing to families of seriously ill children receiving treatment in the University of California Benioff Children's Hospital. They will match Foundation with a family and we will have a Giving Tree at our Awards Dinner with ornaments indicating the family's personal needs. More detailed information will included with the invitations.
For Our Soldiers- We will work with a local organization to box up our donatied ..... read more
5 Years Safe!
December 7, 2012
November 17, 2007 to November 16, 2012
On November 16, 2012 the employees of Foundation Constructors reached an historic Safety Milestone ~ We have worked five consecutive years and over 706,000 man hours without a Lost Time Injury!
Over the past five years we have made tremendous strides in improving our safety program. This milestone reflects your commitment to safety and exemplifies a safety culture that ensures at the end of the day every employee goes home safe to their families.
We all know the hazards and challenges of pile driving that you face every day in the field. The performance, commitment, leadership and safety consciousness that each and every one of you has shown has resulted in an outstanding achievement.
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Solar Field Projects
November 9, 2012
Throughout the Month of October 2012, Foundation Constructors worked with SPG Solar to install Solar Posts for two solar fields in California. The first, Los Guilicos Campus Photovoltaic System project, consisted of 408 Solar Posts for two solar array fields located in Sonoma, CA. This project faced complicated soil conditions consisting of large rock and cobbles up to 11" in diameter. The project site had a North to South 1% slope, which made keeping the posts within their 1" tolerance more challanging, but the projects were complete with all piles within tolerance. The second, Maddox Dairy Solar Photovoltaic System project, consisted of 547 Solar Posts that made up an east array and west array, located in Riverdale, CA. This project did not contain the soil complications that the Los Guilicos Solar project had. Both Projects were completed under the anticipated schedule and on budget. It was a pleasure working for SPG Solar and we look forward to future projects with their ..... read more
Foundation Constructors Welcomes Our New F2800 Foundation Machine
October 16, 2012
Foundation Constructors, INC. (FCI) would like to welcome our new F2800 Foundation Machine. This is a hydraulic powered machine that can be used for different drilling and pile driving techniques, such as the following FCI specialty piles: FUNDEX, TUBEX, TUBEX G.I., and EDTTEX. The F2800 can also directly power hydraulic rotary heads, impact hammers, and vibratory hammers, and is fast in its operation due to its 600 horse power Deutz V8 engine. read more
PDCA Pacific Coast Chapter - Day at the Races- October 19, 2012
October 8, 2012
The Pile Driving Contractors Association, PDCA Pacific Coast Chapter's "Day at the Races", a General Membership Meeting and afternoon of betting on the horses is fast approaching. This event will be held at the Golden Gate Fields Turf Club in Berkeley, California on October 19, 2012, 12 pm . Lunch is served from 12pm to 2pm, the first race will be approximately at 12:45 pm and the last race will end around 4:30pm.
The event will be in the Turf Club and includes Valet Parking, Reserved Seating, Daily Race Program and Turf Club Buffet Lunch. The dress code for the Turf Code is Business Casual Style, which means for the Ladies ; dresses or tailored pants preferred. Please no t-shirts, shorts, sweat pants or athletic shoes. Gentlemen; collared shirts and dress slacks. Please no t-shirts, shorts, sweat pants, wind breakers or athletic shoes.
The proceeds from this event will be Benefit the PDCA Scholarship Fund . The money raised at last years ..... read more
The PDCA Pacific Coast Chapter will be having their 2nd Annual Turkey Shoot
March 27, 2012
The PDCA Pacific Coast Chapter will be having their 2nd Annual Turkey Shoot on April 6 th 2012 at Camanche Hills Hunting Preserve in support of their Scholarship Fund.
Please join us for a morning of shooting sporting clays and supporting a good cause.
Anyone interested in attending should contact Jennifer Jones in our office at (925)754-6633.
Click here to download the registration package.
Bay Area Force Pulse Seminar January 17, 2012
March 26, 2012
DFI FORCE PULSE SEMINAR OAKLEY, CALIFORNIA JANUARY 17, 2012
On January 17 th, 2012, DFI hosted a Force Pulse seminar in Foundation Constructor's yard in Oakley, California. Foundation's Chief Engineer, Byrl Williams organized the event that provided an overview of the new ASTM Rapid Load Testing standard D7383 along with descriptions of the two qualifying test methods and the results they provide. The day was culminated with a video demonstration of Statnamic and a live demo of the Fundex Pile Load Tester.
Foundation would like to take this opportunity to thank DFI for sponsoring this very educational event, the outstanding presenters including Bernie Hertlein, AECOM, Michael Justason of Bermingham Foundation Solutions, Yogesh Prasher of M2 Consulting, Don Robertson of Applied Foundation Testing and Dick Short of Richard D. Short ..... read more
12th Street Reconstruction Time Lapse Video
March 16, 2012
Foundation Constructors, Inc. (FCI) and McGuire & Hester are currently working together to reconstruct a portion of 12 th Street adjacent to Lake Merritt in Downtown Oakland, CA.
For this project FCI, McGuire & Hester, and the City of Oakland have worked closely together in order to perform our Contract as quickly as possible while at the same time mitigating the impact of construction activities to nearby residents.
For this Project FCI has been called on to install a variety of deep foundations each with their individual characteristics. To date FCI has installed various deep foundations including Class 140 Alt "X" Pre-Cast Pre-Stressed (PCPS) Concrete Piling, 12.75" EDTTEX Piling, PZC 26 Sheet Piling, and 12x84 H-Piling at a batter ratio of 1:1.
FCI has recently completed installation of PCPS Piling for the 12 th Street Bridge Abutments and Wingwalls allowing traffic to be re-directed for remaining phases of our work. In ..... read more