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O-Cell Load testing of large-diameter single-drilled shaft foundations for the REM project in Montreal

By Riad Diab, Louis D’Amours, and Malek Bouteldja, SNC-Lavalin, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Edited by William F. “Bubba” Knight, Fugro Loadtest, Gainesville, FL. Introduction The Réseau Électrique Métropolitain (REM), a $6.5 billion design-build project, is being constructed by a Joint Venture comprised of SNC Lavalin, Dragados Canada, Group Aecon Quebec, Pomerleau,…

Pile Dynamics, Inc. Introduces the Shaft Area Profile Evaluator (SHAPE)

Drilled shafts are rarely ideal cylinders, and irregularities in the shaft construction can affect shaft performance. PDI’s Shaft Area Profile Evaluator (SHAPE) offers quality control of shaft radius, volume, and verticality. SHAPE is a cost-effective quality assurance testing device used for deep foundations such as drilled shafts, bored piles, slurry…

Construction and Integrity Testing of the Drilled Shafts

Malcolm Drilling installed the drilled shafts from the existing grade using a Bauer BG46 drill rig with a 263-ft (80.2 metre) long Kelly bar. Since the overburden soil layers consisted of loose manmade fill, including old wooden piles, and several sand lenses to depths of about 80 feet (24.4 metres), temporary…