Barr Construction Ltd
Fairhurst Structural Engineers
Pre-cast driven Piles & Pile Testing
Taranto installed 235,275 & 350mm2 pre-cast concrete piles for a new Sainsbury food store and supermarket for Main Contactor, Barr Construction. Over a six weeks programme, 1026 piles were installed to depths of 19m using two hydraulic drop-hammer piling rigs; in total 17900m of pre-cast pile were installed.
The existing ground conditions encountered in some of the site, contained large obstructions from previous structure. To overcome these obstructions Taranto installed 244mm ø driven tubular steel piles in the effected areas.
A comprehensive pile testing programme was carried during the main piling operations; this included Case & CAPWAP dynamic pile testing and also static kentledge pile load testing.