19 May 2011
GIKEN ~ Great Japanese Eco-Construction Toolco
Japanese eco-construction tools company GIKEN supplies some of the most innovative equipment and enables truly remarkable urban and infrastructural designs! I first came to know of GIKEN because of their fantastic ECO Cycle robotic underground bicycle storage system, which I've written about in Bicycle Parking, More Robotic Storage, and Tokyo Bike Tower. The core of the GIKEN suite of solutions is the Silent Piler which uses the "Press-In Method" of inserting pilings underground for a variety of construction purposes. Here's an example Silent Piler in action... And here a great demo of vibration-free operations! Check out their GIKEN 'Tube channel for more goodies! This innovative company out of Japan is a great example urban venture!