TYPES OF PILES BASED ON CONSTRUCTION METHOD

1. Driven piles, 2. Cast-in-situ piles, and 3. Driven and cast-in-situ piles. Driven Pile Foundations: Driven pile foundations can be made from concrete, steel or timber. These piles are prefabricated before placing at the construction site. When driven piles are made of concrete, they are precast. These piles are driven using a pile hammer. When […]

PILE FOUNDATION SELECTION BASED ON SOIL CONDITIONS

Pile foundation selection depends on the soil data received from soil exploration bore holes at different depths. Selection of pile foundation types and length depends on following conditions: Soil conditions Loads from structures Nature of loads Number of piles to be used Cost of construction     There are three types of pile foundation based […]

Pile Cap Design Excel Sheet

It usually forms part of the foundation of a building, typically a multi-story building, structure or support base for heavy equipment. The cast concrete pile cap distributes the load of the building into the piles. A similar structure to a pile cap is a “raft”, which is a concrete foundation floor resting directly onto soft soil which may […]

Types of Cofferdams and Their Construction Details

There are various types of cofferdams used for construction of structures in water. Construction details of these cofferdams are provided in this article. The basic needs of human being are food, air, water, shelter and transport. To fulfill the basic needs of shelter and transport every inch of the earth land is being used for […]