Redefining Sustainable Construction – HIPER® Pile
The construction sector is responsible for some 39% of global carbon emissions and as such, drastic changes are required to reduce the embodied and operational carbon within structures. The deep foundations market in particular has seen little significant innovation since the introduction of CFA piling in the 1960s. Allied with this, the high structural factors of safety adopted within the design of bearing piles make them extremely inefficient elements. The HIPER® pile addresses these challenges by providing the tools to reduce embodied carbon within the deep foundations industry.
The HIPER® pile is an acronym for the Hollow, Impression, Precast, Energy generating and Reusable pile. The system can be used in its entirety, or individual elements utilised to meet specific project needs. The HIPER® pile is the subject of 5 patents pending and also relies on the exclusive Hollow pile license from City, University of London. Significant programme and embodied carbon savings can be realised with the system, particularly when integrated with low carbon concrete technologies.
This talk will introduce the HIPER® pile concept, explain the research and laboratory testing undertaken in its development, and showcase real world testing of the system.
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