Presentations

Drilling Support Fluids - Fundamentals and Recent Developments

Drilling Support Fluids - Fundamentals and Recent Developments

In this presentation from Piling New Zealand 2016 Martin Larisch, Geotechnical Engineering Manager at Brian Perry Civil explores:

  • 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
Perth Airport and Freight Access

Perth Airport and Freight Access

In this presentation from Piling New Zealand 2016 Giovanny Alvarado, Principal Geotechnical Engineer at AECOM explores:
  • 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
Cutting Cost and Generating Efficiency Through Correct Pile Design and Seismic Dilometer

Cutting Cost and Generating Efficiency Through Correct Pile Design and Seismic Dilometer

In this presentation from Piling New Zealand 2016 Sergei Terzaghi, Principal at Arup explores:


  • 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
Exploring the Biggest Innovation Trends in Piling & Deep Foundations

Exploring the Biggest Innovation Trends in Piling & Deep Foundations

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.

City Rail Link - Keeping Auckland Moving with Seamless Infrastructure Project Delivery

City Rail Link - Keeping Auckland Moving with Seamless Infrastructure Project Delivery

Ahead of the 2nd annual Piling New Zealand conference we chat with Dale Burtenshaw, Project Director for the Downer and Soletanche Bachy Joint Venture (CRL) project in Auckland.  DSBJV are working on the section of CRL from Britomart Station under the CPO building and through to the west side of Lower Queen Street – the interface with Commercial Bay project. Dale chats to us about the four year project and how all stakeholders have worked together efficiently to seamlessly deliver the CRL project.