A general description is given of the use of piling, and the methods employed by various contractors for constructing bored cast-in-place piles are considered in some detail. Illustrations included show types of pile used, sequence of driving operations, and stages of pile construction. Reference is made to use of large diameter piles for retaining walls in areas of large horizontal pressures. The use of bentonite slurry for borehole support is discussed and descriptions are included of pile-driving equipment. A patent mortar mix pile in use is noted. The author considers driven cast-in-place piling, and the combination of precast and cast-in-place methods. The use of preformed steel piles and their inclusion in sheet pile walls is described. Particular mention is made of a 'quiet' piling rig. The application of prestressing to preformed concrete piles is discussed. The advantages of sectional preformed hollow concrete piles are presented and mention is made of interlocking electro-hydraulic pile driver designed to minimise noise and vibration during operation. A bibliography is appended. (TRRL)

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    Embankment Press Limited

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 13-24
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  • Accession Number: 00310286
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM