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Existing and Innovative Methods in Pile Integrity Testing

Existing and Innovative Methods in Pile Integrity Testing

- Quality Assurance of Foundation Piles -
donderdag, 12 september, 2019
Start - Slot 
9:30 - 17:00
Plaats 
Auditorium Sterrebeek

Quality control and quality assurance processes for foundation elements have become more and more sophisticated over the past decades. Pile load tests that provide information about the geotechnical resistance of foundation piles can be supplemented with non-destructive integrity tests to provide information on pile material quality (presence of defects such as cracks, necking, bulging, etc.) and the pile installation depth. The cost of such testing programs is much lower than the potential loss caused by an undetected defect. Different types of integrity tests have been developed to evaluate the quality of pile elements in a reliable way. DFI Europe is collaborating with DFI’s Testing and Evaluation Committee to organize this seminar about conventional and innovative pile integrity testing methods, with a focus on the possibilities and the limitations of the different methods and how to use the results. Particular attention will be given to the testing of existing foundations for reuse. This seminar is a good opportunity to exchange ideas with other scientists, engineers, manufacturers, users and clients.

Program*
 
9:30 - 9:45 Welcome, Frank Haehnig, President, DFI Europe Gerald Verbeek, Chair, DFI Testing and Evaluation Committee
9:45 - 10:15 What do we expect from integrity testing and how to use the results? Rolf Katzenbach, Technical University of Darmstadt
10:15 - 10:40 Conventional Methods: Techniques and Applications Teemu Riihimäki, Junttan Oy
10:40 - 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 - 11:40 Pile Inspect Ernst Niederleithinger, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und - prüfung (BAM)
11:40 - 12:05 Analysis of Low Strain Impact Testing Marcel Bielefeld, Allnamics
12:05 - 12:30 Thermal and Sonar Methods Oswald Klingmüller, GSP mbH
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 13:55 Retesting of Existing Pile Foundations: Requirements for a Successful Investigation Tony Butcher, retired from BRE
13:55 - 14:20 Testing the Inclination of Deep Foundations Joram Amir, Piletest
14:20 - 15:00 Panel Discussion Moderator: Alain Holeyman, UCL
15:00 - 15:30 Conclusions: Horses for Courses Gerald Verbeek, Chair, DFI Testing and Evaluation Committee
15:30 - 16:30 Networking Reception *Program subject to change