Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) announces that Proserve is the recipient of the 2015 Ben C. Gerwick Award for Innovation in Design and Construction of Marine Foundations for the development of the Proserve Grout Bag. The award will be presented at IFCEE 2015 (International Foundations Congress and Equipment Expo), March 17-21, 2015 at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas. Martin Hawkswood B.Sc., C.Eng., M.I.C.E. M.I.Struct.E., will accept the award on behalf of Proserve in the U.K.
Proserve has pioneered the use of grout bag systems, which reliably provide infill foundations to precast elements in the marine environment. The forms are normally prefixed to the precast foundation element before immersion or lowering and when pump filled can readily infill undulating bed voids. The system can be engineered to offer the following:
- Reliable grouting compartments
- Protection against washout
- Control of compartment size
- Control of filling and uplift forces
- Risk management via multiple compartments
The annual award recognizes innovative excellence in the design and construction of marine foundations, and honors Ben C. Gerwick for his exceptional achievements and contributions to the design and construction of marine foundations during his 62-year career. The award is sponsored by the Deep Foundations Institute Educational Trust, University of California Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Ben C. Gerwick Company.