Publication Abstract




Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, 2004, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada "Emerging Technologies", (DFI)

The Construction and Performance of Post-Grouted Micro-Piles for Vancouver International Airport Domestic Terminal Building
Ernest Naesgaard, Mustapha Zergoun, William Auyeung

Post-grouted micro-piles were used for the seismic upgrading of the Vancouver International Airport Domestic Terminal Building (DTB). The micro-piles provided vertical resistance to both uplift and compression loads to supplement the existing timber pile foundations ability to resist the earthquake induced forces and to provide foundation support at locations where the installation of traditional driven piles was difficult. This paper describes the site conditions, design rationale, installation method and quality control testing procedures.


 article #1264; publication #68 (AM-2004)