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- Fundamental behaviour of different drilling support fluids
- Limitations of the most common fluid types depending on the excavation method and ground conditions
- Presentation will also introduce recent developments and successful case studies from across New Zealand
- Ground and groundwater conditions
- Geotechnical compression and uplift capacity
- Numerical analysis
- Soil-structure interaction
- Influence of construction sequence on design
- Construction challenges
- Static and dynamic pile testing
- Suitability of torque- capacity correlations for screw pile design
- Pile acceptance criteria
- Reflections on Modern Geotechnical Investigation: use of the Seismic Dilatometer for design
- Obtaining reliable design values to ensure programme deadlines are met
- Selecting the correct design of ground improvement
- Modelling piles and pile groups
- Cutting cost & generating efficiency: Looking at pile behavior in finite element program to identify different behaviours
- Changing the mindset: Reconciling different perceptions and accepting results
New Zealand's economy grew at a faster pace than expected in 2016. To meet growing demand and pressure, construction of public works has similarly increased, while the need for safe, cost efficient and speedy piling and foundation construction is higher than ever.
Ahead of the Piling and Deep Foundations Summit 2017 we look at some of the key issues posing risks to efficient project delivery and explore some innovative solutions.
Ahead of the 2nd annual Piling New Zealand conference we explore 8 Top Tips for efficient, seamless and cost effective delivery of piling and deep foundation works. Insights are provided by Geotechnical Engineers, Project Directors, Transport Authorities, Consultants and Project Engineers, who share their first hand experience and expertise.