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Press-in piling: challenges and solution to piling in soft soil

Goh, Teik Lim and Yusoff, Nor Azizi (2013) Press-in piling: challenges and solution to piling in soft soil. International Journal of Construction Technology and Management, 1 (1). pp. 38-46. ISSN 2289-4454 (Unpublished)


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Press-in Piling technology has been introduced to solve the challenges faced by piling contractors during pile driving operation in soft soil. Press-in Piling machine, so called the “Silent Piler” operates based on reaction principle where the machine grips on previous installed piles during piling operation. This allows the press-in machine to work and travel firmly along the pile top, eliminating the risk of machine overturning due to soft machine base. In 1982, Giken Reaction Base (GRB) System has been introduced, allowing more supporting machineries such as the “Power Pack” of Silent Piler, the „Clamp Crane‟ and the „Pile Runner‟ to sit firmly and work on top of installed piles. With such arrangement of equipment, the entire piling procedures such as pile transportation, pile pitching and press-in piling work can be synchronized systematically. This changes the construction approach, making non-staging piling work possible in sensitive areas, difficult slope embankment, soft soil and marine condition, resulting in faster, easier and safer construction.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: press-in piling; silent piler; noise less; vibration less; GRB system; soft soil; marine condition
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA703-711 Engineering geology. Rock mechanics. Soil mechanics.
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Infrastructure and Geomatic Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2013 06:00
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2016 06:37
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/4440
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