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Monitoring to answer the requirements of SPERWall

Event organised by The British Geotechnical Association

10 April 2019

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In 2018 the ICE released the 3rd edition of the Specification for Piles and Embedded Retaining Walls (SPERW). Acceptance criteria for static pile testing has now changed to improve quality and safety.

Rory O'Rourke will present his research and development in the area of automated static load testing systems. His presentation will demonstrate, using a live test, how load is applied and maintained and how accessible the data is to all stakeholders. Accessibility to data and having total live control of a test allows the designer and test engineer to 'experiment' with capacity and prove to themselves the efficiency of their design. It also demonstrates to the client transparency and assurance that the pile meets the criteria set by the standards.

Rory will explain the mechanical principles used to design the automated test equipment and present data from tests to show the accuracies that are possible and now demanded by the standard.

For more information please contact:

Shelly-Ann Russell