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Testing and monitoring piles may only take a few hours on the day of installation but the preparation that goes into each project is complex and can take weeks or even months. In this article we explain the steps we take to prepare for a project which allow us achieve the best outcome for our clients.
On many projects, pile testing is often only factored in when something goes wrong and can be considered a burden by both designers and contractors. However, we see pile testing as an opportunity, which just requires a professional approach in order to provide all the benefits your project deserves. But with several types of pile test out there, which one is best for your project or do you need to consider both? In this article, we’ll share the pros and cons of two of the most common types of pile test used to assess the pile load capacity, Static Load Tests and Dynamic Load Tests.
If you're interested in finding out more about our expertise, the benefits of Pile Driving Monitoring and why it should be part of your next project, have a listen to our latest webinar and take a look at the questions we received from our Q&A session.
Pile Driving Monitoring (PDM) is often overlooked on projects until something goes wrong, but why not make it part of the schedule from the beginning? In this article you’ll discover 6 common issues that can occur when driving piles on site and how PDM can help solve them.
Testing foundations on a project isn’t mandatory in all locations but that doesn’t mean it should be overlooked. So even if your project has included PDM before, find out more about what Pile Driving Monitoring is, what it entails and the benefits it can bring to any project.
COVID-19’s impact is felt throughout our industry and here at G-Octopus we’re prepared for the challenges this brings. Our teams are working hard to minimise the impact to our clients’ projects and we’re welcoming the opportunity to develop new solutions and ways of working to deliver results for clients.
Whether you’re new to the G-Octopus brand or you’re after a bit more information, this Q&A is here to provide you with a background to the brand, tell you about the benefits of working with us and explain why they should be part of your next project.
Pile driving instrumentation offers many advantages but also has certain limitations. By substituting traditional static load tests with dynamic load tests or instrumentation during driving to determine the axial capacity of a pile, it has been possible to considerably reduce the cost and time of execution. This is particularly true for the control and validation of offshore piles.