Alternative Title

Paper No. 1.10

Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

3-8-1998

Session End Date

3-15-1998

Abstract

The major part of Bangladesh is formed of young fluvio-deltaic sedimentary deposits, laid down by the mighty rivers Ganges and Brahmaputra. There are some older deposits in the hilly regions and Pleistocene terraces. The young fluvio-dcltaic deposits are composed of unconsolidated sediments, where the upper strata are very soft. The water table remains near to the surface throughout the year. As such construction of deep foundations has become essential for tall buildings, bridges and hydraulic structures. Bored Cast-in-Situ reinforced concrete pile is widely adopted as deep foundations. It is cost effective, time saving and the equipment and technology are readily available. This paper reviews and summarizes the performance of Bored Cast-in-Situ reinforced concrete piles in Bangladesh with special emphasis on present construction practice. This paper also evaluates the deficiencies in design and construction of such piles and suggests remedial measures for acceptable piles.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Fourth Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-8-1998

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1998 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Performance of Bored Cast-in-Situ R.C.C. Piles in Bangladesh

St. Louis, Missouri

The major part of Bangladesh is formed of young fluvio-deltaic sedimentary deposits, laid down by the mighty rivers Ganges and Brahmaputra. There are some older deposits in the hilly regions and Pleistocene terraces. The young fluvio-dcltaic deposits are composed of unconsolidated sediments, where the upper strata are very soft. The water table remains near to the surface throughout the year. As such construction of deep foundations has become essential for tall buildings, bridges and hydraulic structures. Bored Cast-in-Situ reinforced concrete pile is widely adopted as deep foundations. It is cost effective, time saving and the equipment and technology are readily available. This paper reviews and summarizes the performance of Bored Cast-in-Situ reinforced concrete piles in Bangladesh with special emphasis on present construction practice. This paper also evaluates the deficiencies in design and construction of such piles and suggests remedial measures for acceptable piles.