PRECAST PILING
Dublin Port, Co. Dublin

Project Type: New Harbour Operations Centre
Location: Berth 51A, Dublin Port, Co. Dublin
System: Precast Piling

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION


The project included driving 16 precast piles, up to 20 metres depth, on the Pier at Berth 51, as foundations for a pre-fabricated office block.


GROUND CONDITIONS


The top 6 metres comprised backfill for Pier walls, followed by the silts and ground conditions normally associated with Dublin Bay.

 

DESIGN SOLUTION


  • The precast piles were driven into the ground to a depth of between 16 and 20 metres, and for a working load of 600KN per pile.
  • The overall construction programme was completed in 3 days.
  • A key characteristic of this project was the limitation of working space at the end of a pier head.