CURRENT PRACTICES IN PILE FOUNDATION DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Demand for economics in construction finds more powerful hammers driving lighter piles to greater resistance so that the piling may prove to be a weak link. The use of tubing, H-beam and precast concrete piles is discussed. Cast-steel tips for beams are discussed. The author sees continued need for timber piles and they may be improved with a boot to protect and improve penetration. Careful soils investigations are urged in advance of choosing pilings.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the 80th Annual Convention of the American Railway Bridge and Building Association, Chicago, Illinois, 15-17 September 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Bridge & Building Association

    18154 Harwood Avenue
    Homewood, IL  United States  60430
  • Authors:
    • Hunt, H W
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00139955
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 2003 12:00AM