Environmental testing specialist i2 Analytical has expanded its testing and research and development facilities three-fold through a move to new premises in Watford. The company, which also has laboratory facilities in Poland, now has almost 1,500m2 of testing space at its new location in Croxley Green Business Park. The new facility is a strategic step in i2 Analytical’s development, according to managing director Les Jones.
The Deep Foundations Institute has announced that the Thermal Integrity Profiler (TIP), which uses heat generated by the curing of concrete to evaluate the integrity of cast insitu foundations, has won its C William Bermingham Award for Innovation. The judges believed the TIP was worthy of the prize that was developed to honour past DFI president Bill Bermingham by celebrating innovative contributions to deep foundation technology.
The TIP was initially developed by the University of South Florida but the technology to create the system was developed jointly by Foundation & Geotechnical Engineering and Pile Dynamics. The system can be used with drilled shafts, bored piles, augered cast insitu, CFA piles and drilled displacement piles to check for concrete cover and reinforcement cage misalignment along the whole shaft.