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Capabilities of steel piling in the unconventional applications, Earth Retention

The rich manufacturing history of steel sheet piling spans more than a century.

The rich manufacturing history of steel sheet piling spans more than a century.

The rich manufacturing history of steel sheet piling spans more than a century. Technology advancements in the shape, material grade, interlock design and location have all attributed to civil works advancement of piling in construction. In spite of that, the product was virtually limited to temporary and permanent marine structures for most of that time. That is until producers and vendors began to proactively market the features and benefits of piling.

In the last twenty five years, manufacturers and their partners have invested significant time and capitol to research the untapped capabilities of steel piling in the unconventional applications. As a result, steel sheet piles have gained wide acceptance as a versatile geostructural element for permanent applications such as highway/bridge/transportation structures, below grade parking foundations, and environmental containment. Proven to be a cost effective alternative, steel sheet piles can provide time and material savings over conventional insitu/concrete systems.

JD Fields Construction Group

JD Fields Construction Group

Prior to founding J D Fields & Company, Jerry Fields gained decades of experience in construction products and piling applications managing equipment rentals, material sales, and product operations. Coupled with his oil and gas experience, Jerry built a rock solid foundation of industry knowledge and relationships that allowed him and his partners to start the company in 1985. Incorporated in Houston, Texas, JDF quickly diversified into multiple construction markets and applications. Today, it is a premiere international source for natural gas pipe and piling products. Strategically positioned at the Port of Houston corridor, our flagship stocking facility has 40 acres of laydown area with steel processing and fabrication capabilities. We carry more than 50,000 tons of pipe and piling inventory throughout the states to serve North America, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and other international markets.