The author suggests that after a period of rapid development over the last ten years, piling in the UK has reached a state where little is new and accepted developments are being refined. Segmented precast concrete piles can be economically driven into multi-disectional rakes despite the very high frictional losses involved in drop hammer/leader arrangements. Techniques such as pre-boring have been developed to deal with leave, but a continuing series of careful measurements on installed piles are required to produce evidence to determine the need and amount of pre-boring. The merits of various types of drilling and piling rigs are discussed. Piling machine noise is not a major problem although steel and precast concrete piles can be noisy. There is a greater potential for noise reduction by quietening engines on all plant items. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Building and Contract Journals Limited

    32 Southwark Bridge Road
    London SE1 9EX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Curtis, R J
  • Publication Date: 1976-4-2

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  • Accession Number: 00138889
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM