Resource Center

Standards and Guidelines
Current Practices and Guidelines for the Reuse of Bridge Foundations – 2017
– The objectives of this Synthesis are twofold: (1) to document current practices and guidelines used by transportation agencies for the reuse of bridge foundations, and (2) to identify challenges and gaps in information that impede foundation reuse.

General documents
Workshop Report on the Reuse of Bridge Foundations – 2014
– This TechBrief presents the results of a workshop held at the 2014 Transportation Research Board (TRB) 93rd annual meeting on the reuse of bridge foundations.

Reuse of Raymond Concrete Piles
– Technology used for the Black Falcon Terminal Pier in South Boston, Massachusetts

Sheet Pile Investigation for the South Pump Station
– Technology used for the Rikers Island South Pumping Station

Boston Waterfront Redevelopment: Re-Use of Existing Piet Piles
– Technology used for the existing concrete pier.

Foundation Decarbonization and reuse – 2023
– General description of the 1st Conference on Foundation Decarbonization and Reuse published by the Canadian Geotechnical Society.

Duurzaam circulair bouwen vraagt om gedegen documentatie – 2023
– Article of the feasibility of more sustainable foundations published in the Dutch magazine Bouwaktua.

Building Sustainability Impacts from the Bottom Up: Identifying Sustainability Impacts throughout a Geotechnical Company
– Authors Luke Deamer, Jacquetta Lee, Mike Mulheron band James De Waele.

Presentation Foundation Reuse for Highway Bridges – 2019
– Slides used for the ABC-UTC webinar in March 2019.

Presentation The Geotechnical Industry’s Role in Sustainable Development
– Slides used for the Geo-Congress 2022

EFFC/DFI Carbon Calculator Webinar – June 2022
– Introduction and two different examples using the Carbon Calculator.

Preconference Sustainability Workshop I DFI-EFFC Conference on Deep Foundations & Ground Improvement – 2022
– By Kimberly K. Martin, Senior Engineer – Innovation & Sustainability

DFI Sustainability Webinar
– 2022
– Four executives of American companies to convey why they believe that Sustainability is something the management of company in the deep foundation industry should focus on.
The speakers are: Eric Drooff – Keller North America, Seth L. Pearlman – Menard, Victor Romero – McMillen Jacobs and Sue Frank – TEI Rock Drills.

A Framework and Materiality Assesment to Support A Company Centered Sustainability Approach.
Author: Kimberly Martin
Materiality Assesment Is an Art. Not a Science: Selecting ESG Topics for Sustainability Reports
Authors: Jilde Garst, Karen Maas and Jeroen Suijs 

Case studies
Foundation Reuse for Highway Bridges – 2019
– The FHWA report contains fifteen case examples where foundation was reused by the owner agencies. On new construction, the report looks ahead and includes discussions on foundation design with consideration for reuse.

Foundation Reuse for Highway Bridges – 2019 

– Recording of the ABC-UTC webinar in March 2019. By Frank Jalinoos, Federal Highway Administratio and Anil Agrawal, City College of New York.