Steve Ried
Ray Heaton

The ongoing support for over a decade, of American Pile Driving Equipment LTD/J&M Foundation Equipment to the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Pile Driving and Bridgeworker program has always been reliable and provided quality leading edge presentations and training material. The presentations given by Dave Yingling and John White enable the apprentices to work with pile driving equipment from all manufacturers safely and efficiently.

British Columbia Institute of Technology is one of Canada leading polytechnic institutions. BCIT provides hands-on and pragmatic education that is employer-driven, based in technology, and that leads to high quality employment for graduates.

BCIT builds pathways for career success with full-time and part-time studies leading to certificates, diplomas and applied bachelor’s degrees.

The Bridgeworker/Pile Driver Trade is a government certified trade in British Columbia. The Level 3 Bridgeworker/Pile Driver course is only offered at BCIT and is the only government. The Pile Driver/Bridgeworker Trade Qualification Certificate is recognized across Canada. The training provided at British Columbia Institute of Technology covers all aspects of the of:

• pile driving & other deep foundation applications
drain wicks /soil consolidation /drilling
• bridge construction & maintenance
the BC Provincial Ministry of Highways & Transportation mandates that each maintenance district have a certified Pile Driver /Bridgeworkers on the Bridge Crew
• marine construction & maintenance
• formwork /concrete placing & finishing / steel erection / timber construction

British Columbia Institute of Technology training provides the contractors in the industry with a safe, well-trained tradesperson with a get the job done attitude. The contractor will get more bang for their buck from a certified Pile Driver /Bridgeworker.

Names of 1st intake apprentices

Carl Beam
Allan Burnell
Adam Matthison
Curtis Moffatt
Dave Wasstrom

John Dixon
Nikos Fakaro
Robert Kielman
Ron Lafontaine
Jamie Longmuir
Colin McDonald
Devin McKee
Daniel McMurray
Trevor Tuckwell
Brain Wiens
Jason Zoney

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