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High Strain Dynamic Pile Testing by Pile Driving Analyzer (PDA)

High strain dynamic testing is a method of testing deep foundations to obtain information about their capacity and integrity, and in some cases, to monitor their installation. It is codified by ASTM D4945-12 – Standard Test Method for High-Strain Dynamic Testing of Piles.High strain dynamic testing is called dynamic pile monitoring when it is applied during pile driving and dynamic load…
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Pile Foundation Construction Procedure

We have already defined the pile foundation, its type and importance in case of low bearing ground conditions. But this post will mainly deal about the procedures and steps that are undertaken for the construction of pile foundation. Pile foundation construction procedure is…
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Cast in Situ Concrete Piles

Cast In Situ is a term meaning a construction item or structural member like a beam or in this case a Pile that is to be constructed, assembled or poured at site rather than prefabrication in a factory. Generally in cast in place or cast in situ construction concrete is transported from a batch plant to site where it is poured and compacted into the formwork which is fixed in desired shape and…
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What are fender Piles?

The piles used to protect concrete deck or other water front structures from the abrasion or impact that may be caused from the ships or barges (when they are tied up at the desk), are called fender piles. The fender piles are originally made up to timber. Sometimes a man-made marine structure is made that extends out from the water level, termed as dolphin is also used to protect structures from…
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What is Pile cut-off Level? Pile Foundation

As per the definition, the pile cut off level is the elevation up to which the concrete of the pile head is chipped or cut off while exposing rebar. It is an important design parameter in case of pile foundation that allows the rebar of pile to embed in pile cap and uniformly distribute the load of the pier thereby acting as one monolithic structure. All the piles under the pile cap are chipped or…
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