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R & D

More than 100 model pile tests and around 50 full scale pile tests have been carried out in conjunction with Research at the Queensland University of Technology and the University of Western Australia over the past 20 years.

The results of some research and development have been published and presented across a range of forums including technical papers, undergraduate and postgraduate thesis and presentations, and presentations to the Institute of Engineers and piling conferences.  

Topics covered include: 

  • The uplift capacity of enlarged base piles

  • Contiguous pile wall lateral movement studies

  • Lateral capacity of short enlarged base piles

  • High strain dynamic testing of enlarged base piles

  • Shaft capacity for small shaft piles

  • Base capacity of belled piles in Perth sands 

Contributions from:  Professor Barry Lehane; Professor Mark Randloph, Bevan Boyce and Stuart Coutts

R&D has been applied to practical applications for a number of projects such as: 

  • Top down constructions for basements (large and small scale) using belpiles as columns/piles and contiguous piles on perimeters

  • Pre-stressing of Belpiles for submerged basements resisting uplift

  • Contiguous pile walls using innovative cantilever techniques

  • Limited access piling projects

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