Experienced Engineer in Helical Piles Product Testing Joins Cantsink
Moncef Souissi, Ph.D. from Colorado State University, to provide engineering know-how to company with 30 years of foundation expertise
ATLANTA – SEPTEMBER 04, 2019
Cantsink, a company with three decades of foundation stabilization experience, is proud to announce that Moncef Souissi, a Civil Engineer with a Colorado State University PhD, has joined the company.
He comes to Cantsink after several years of working as the Technical Manager and Lab Director of an accredited testing laboratory. The lab’s scope of accreditation includes helical pile product testing under the requirements of AC358. He also served as a research assistant, teaching assistant, and instructor at CSU. Fluent in three languages, he is experienced in concrete and foundation design. He has taught Soil Mechanics, Mechanics of Material, Statics and Material Testing, and published a paper on helical pile capacity.
Cantsink offers a wide range of patented helical piles certified by the International Code Council. The ICC is an independent, member-focused association dedicated to developing model codes and standards used to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. This means an independent organization has verified the quality and performance of specific Cantsink products.
As an experienced engineer in helical piles product testing, Souissi has observed first-hand the quality of Cantsink design and performance. His work as part of the Cantsink team attests to the company’s commitment to top quality and ongoing innovation for all its products and services.
“Over the past 15 years, I have been working with the testing of helical pile products supplied by numerous manufacturers from around the world,” Souissi said. “Seeing the Cantsink product first-hand and working with the Cantsink team during the ICC-ES approval process of its product, I’ve seen their commitment and dedication to excellence and the company’s top-quality product. I am proud to join Cantsink Manufacturing and help continue its culture of innovation and dedication to excellence in quality and performance.”
Cantsink President Patrick Hutchinson said he is proud to have Souissi on the company’s team of professionals.
“We are very happy to have his depth of knowledge and experience as part of the value we devote to every job and every product,” Hutchinson said. “I’m sure that the insight he brings from his academic training and field-testing experience will enhance Cantsink’s ability to serve the building market with integrity and excellent value.”
Manufactured in Metro Atlanta from 100% U.S. steel, Cantsink helical piers are created in the company’s net-zero energy facility using solar power. Cantsink’s mission – supporting innovation – has inspired the versatile applicability and evolving effectiveness of its products. Even though construction needs, materials and methods change, Cantsink helical piers continually demonstrate their durability and adaptability.
Whatever the structural needs of the project, starting with the installation of Cantsink helical piers is the effective way to ensure long-term stability and ongoing performance. Cantsink not only provides top-quality products for a vast range of stability needs, the company team of experts adds decades of hands-on knowledge and experience with helical pile and helical pier installation, testing, manufacturing, and beyond to ensure product performance.