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Monitoring to answer the requirements of SPERWall, London

Event organised by The British Geotechnical Association

10 April 2019
19:00 - 21:00 BST (GMT+1)
Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
London, SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

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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.

Please join us in the ICE Café Bar afterwards for drinks sponsored by Datum Group.

*Please note that advance booking is not required, and the event is free of charge to attend.

For more information please contact:

Shelly-Ann Russell