SPIN FIN™ piles are a cost-saving alternative for many pile foundation applications. This PND proprietary invention consists of a pipe pile equipped with angled plate fins. The SPIN FIN piles rotate into the ground when driven and achieve pile capacities far in excess of conventional piles. Their strength is derived from the pile tips end bearing.
SPIN FIN piles are often used in docks, dolphins, retaining wall tiebacks, wave barriers, seismic anchors, bridge supports, and other pile foundations where anticipated uplift or impact load may cause failure. Because of their load deformation characteristics, these piles allow substantial pile overload deformation without catastrophic failure even after repeated loading.
SPIN FIN piles have been in use since 1983, when PND first developed the technology. Since then, thousands of SPIN FIN piles have been installed in a variety of applications, including:
- Limited Overburden: Pile tension capacities have been tested in excess of 800 kips with a pile embedment as little as 50 feet.
- Soft Soils: Pile lengths have been reduced by as much as 50% with the use of SPIN FIN tips in softer soils.
- Seismic Capacity: SPIN FIN piles exhibit significant reserve strength with cyclic loading that has advantages in seismic events.
- Energy Absorption: SPIN FIN piles can absorb a huge amount of energy through deflection without loss of strength. This is significant in applications such as breasting dolphins.
PND Wins AAHPA Golden Anchor Award
On our 40th anniversary, PND Engineers, Inc. wins the inaugural Golden Anchor Award at the 40th annual AAHPA Conference at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall in Juneau, Alaska. The award was bestowed upon PND for the company's achievement and support to the AAHPA and its corporate members.
PND Featured in a Pair of Case Studies
PND Engineers, Inc. was recently featured in a pair of case studies that took a deeper dive into the company's value engineering solutions for projects in Sandys Parish, Bermuda, and Unalaska, Alaska – solutions that not only presented unique design alternatives but also produced millions in cost savings.