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Development of the Resonant Driver
and the Resonant Drill

Sonic Pile Driver - Today picture

Sonic Pile Driver - Bodine picture

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1960s
The original Bodine Sonic Vibrator
A 500 hp behemoth with two Sherman Tank engines!

 

Today
RTI's Resonant Driver

History
"Sonic Pile Driving: The History and the Resurrection of Vibration Free Pile Driving" - a paper prepared by Matthew Janes, President, Resonance Technology International. Download paper (2.3MB)

2008
Deep Foundations Annual Conference in New York City, October 2008 - Matthew Janes, RTI's President, presents paper titled "The Resonant Driver: Ultra High Frequency Pile and Casing Installation". Download report (1.8MB)

2010
RTI's Resonant Pile Driver (Model RD140) was used to replace timber trestle on Fraser River Delta, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Download report (1.1MB)