Comprehensive Solutions in Drilling

Drilled pile for foundations and support of excavation are a preferred solution for many construction projects, including when the need for low-noise, low-vibration construction is paramount. The United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) has a long history in the pile driving trade, and our members have the critical training and skills to safely and accurately deliver drilled piling jobs on time and on budget. UBC Pile Driver members in the U.S. and Canada arrive at jobsites with unparalleled skills, an attitude of productivity and a safety mindset that allows smooth operations.

On Drilling Sites, The Details Matter. So Does Training.

Producing drilled piles for projects like high-rise construction in urban areas demands knowledge of soil conditions, rigging and specialized equipment. Whatever the application, Pile Driver members of the UBC arrive at drilling sites ready to work with the most in-demand systems to produce caissons-drilled shafts, Augur Cast Piles, CMC pile and others with precision, speed and rigorous safety.

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International Training Center

All UBC training makes use of our renowned “train-the-trainer” model so that standardized training is deployed across the U.S. and Canada. Instructors from hundreds of regional facilities are trained at the UBC’s pathbreaking International Training Center in Las Vegas as part of our annual investment in training of some $200 million. Continuous hands-on and classroom training is required of all UBC Pile Drivers to stay abreast of industry changes, technology and best practices.

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UBC Pile Drivers Coursework

UBC apprenticeship programs are federally registered. Our regional training centers offer courses to provide the following standard skills needed by most UBC Pile Drivers.

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  • Concrete Form Systems
  • Bridge Building
  • Welding
  • Layout
  • Equipment Usage and Maintenance
  • Tool Safety and Maintenance
  • Rigging
  • Material Handling
  • Cutting and Burning

Productivity and Quality

With safety and skills at the center of every jobsite, the UBC’s network of qualified contractors implement procedures to ensure quality. Our thousands of Pile Drivers enable our contractors to be fully staffed at all times, which allows for quick response to emergencies.

UBC Certified Rigger and Signaler Program Accredited

Our Certified Rigger and Signaler Program is now accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agency. The certification exceeds all requirements for riggers and signalers in the USA and Canada.

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Safety: Our Top-Priority Business Deliverable

For UBC Pile Drivers, focus on safety is the overriding principle for accomplishing our work. By developing a safety partnership with contractors and owners, we protect lives and investments. Our goal is to eliminate jobsite injuries, work stoppages and higher project costs due to illness or accidents, worker disabilities and workers’ compensation claims and deaths.

UBC Pile Drivers complete and master these health and safety training programs, provided at regional training centers:

  • OSHA 30 (Construction—U.S.)
  • Construction Safety Training System (CSTS — Canada)
  • First Aid; CPR; AED; Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Construction Fall Protection
  • Scaffold Qualification (U.S.)
  • Confined Space
  • Hazard Communication and Chemical Safety
  • Mobile Elevating Work Platforms Operator Qualification
  • Powered Industrial Truck Operator
  • Rigger and Signaler
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UBC welding training is recognized industry wide. In addition, members who hold a Commercial Diver Certification and a Topside/Dry Structural Welding Certification can test for an Underwater Welding Certification in accordance with AWS D3.6M.

Since 2014, the UBC has offered a workshop for underwater welding as well as the ADCI Diver Supervisory course in a state-of-the-art diving environment at the UBC International Training Center. Dive tanks are also in use at UBC training centers in Philadelphia and Boston.

Your Goal is Our Goal. Get in Touch Before Your Next Drilling Project Starts

Contact the UBC Pile Drivers now to get more details on hiring the most dedicated and highly trained skilled labor. A representative will respond to your inquiry directly.

"My visit to the Piledrivers trade-school was a great experience. It was outstanding to see 'real world' training techniques being used. Having the apprentices working around Piledriving equipment and materials in this environment is crucial for safety, troubleshooting, being in different weather, noise and just a great general sense of some of different situations that will be presented to them on a daily basis in the field. Without a doubt I believe this training gives the contractors a great advantage using trained Union Piledrivers."

Kris Tolfsen, Senior Superintendent, Clark Construction

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