Drilled Piers and Caissons II

by Clyde N. Baker, Jr., (F.ASCE), Sr. Prin. Engr.; STS Consultants, Ltd., 111 Pfingsten Rd., Northbrook, Ill. 60062,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-447-4 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-447-1 (ISBN-10), 1985, Soft Cover, Pg. 160

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Conference information: A Session of ASCE Convention: Construction under Slurry/Nondestructive Integrity Evaluation/Load Testing/Geotechnical Behavior under Load | Denver, Colorado, United States | May 1, 1985

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


Drilled piers or caissons, also called drilled shafts or bored piles, have long been a very cost effective foundation solution for many soil profile and load situations. A distinct advantage over pile foundations is the ability of a single unit to support an entire column load. Improved techniques for construction under slurry have greatly broadened the range of soil profiles where drilled pier construction is practical. Potential disadvantages can include the impracticality and high cost of load testing due to the much greater loads involved compared to piles and the difficulty of confirming the integrity of concrete placed under water or under slurry. This special technical publication on drilled piers and caissons addresses construction under slurry non-destructive integrity evaluation, load testing and geotechnical behavior under loads.

Subject Headings: Piers | Drilled shafts | Caissons | Load tests | Load factors | Pile foundations | Bored piles | Benefit cost ratios


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