Pile locations were pre-augered with a MAIT 180 hydraulic drill and fitted with a temporary, oversized starter casing to ensure vertical plumbness. Production casing was stood up and driven with an APE200 vibratory hammer through controlled-density fill and native blue clay until refusal was met. Casing lengths were spliced on location as required. Once at refusal, the piles were cleaned out with the auger and readied for rock drilling. A Barber DR-40 dual rotary, reverse circulation drill rig was used to seat the casing one meter into bedrock with an additional 2.5-meter-deep rock socket into 290-350MPa hard granite rock.
All rock sockets were video inspected and approved before full length reinforcing cages and 35 MPa tremie concrete were installed. CDI also performed an Osterberg-cell load test to confirm integrity of piles. Drill tailings were stockpiled and tested before disposal at appropriate facility based on constituent contaminants. The team was successful in installing all piles precisely and to owner’s satisfaction despite very tight site conditions, security restrictions on material deliveries, and a severely undulating bedrock profile.
|Owner:||DND/DCC (Department of National Defence / Defence Construction Canada)|
|Client:||EllisDon Kinetic – A Joint Venture|
|Supply of Piling – 610Ø steel pipe piles||5520 M|
|Pile Driving||265 Piles|
|Rock Sockets||705 M|
|Rock Probes||28 Probes|