2003 Static Load Test Demonstration: Demonstration to prove the capacity of driven piles for Lake Austin Residences to local engineers. The testing results converted the initial designed ultimate capacity for a 6 inch schedule 40 pipe pile from 30,000 pounds to over 120,000 pounds. The increased design driven pile capacity saved the project $80,000.
2007 Dynamic Pile Test Demonstration: Demonstration conducted by GRL Engineers for the first, high-strain dynamic pile test in Central Texas for a crowd of local engineers. The dynamic pile test results reflected the static load test results in 2003 and confirmed design loads for residential deep foundation projects.
2009 Expansive Clay Dynamic Pile Test Demonstration (Manor, TX): Demonstration conducted by Frank Rausche, Ph.D., P.E. of GRL Engineers to test the soil setup in driven piles. Results confirmed a 100% increase in ultimate pile capacity over a 6 day period.
2009 Pile Type Seminar – Half day seminar to expose local engineers to applications and design methods of various driven pile types including steel piles, timber piles, precast concrete piles, and steel sheet piles.
2010 Dr. George Goble Seminar – In cooperation with University of Texas Student Chapter of Geo-Institute, Dr. George Goble was invited to discuss driven pile design and installation practices to students and local engineers.
2011 Zach Scott Dynamic Pile Test Demonstration: Demonstration conducted by Dr. George Goble at the Zach Scott Theatre for local engineers and students.
2012 Heldenfels Enterprises Pile Restrike Demonstration: Demonstration in cooperation with Heldenfels Enterprises and GRL Engineers which restruck driven piles 13 months after initial driving to compare capacities of precast, prestressed concrete piles with steel pipe piles.