Ruddlesden geotechnical

Piling Platform Design/ Crane Pad Stability Assessment

Using data from the original ground investigation or new in-situ testing, working (piling) platform designs and crane pad stability assessments can be undertaken.

Working platform design calculations are undertaken in accordance with BRE 470 to determine the thickness of the platform, depending on the material used, with and without the use of geogrid.

Depending on the requirements of the crane operator, settlement and bearing capacity calculations can be undertaken for the ground beneath the crane pads.

Case Study

BRE 470 Platform Design, Paignton

A significant thickness of made ground and underlying soft clay soils were encountered during a geotechnical investigation, necessitating the use of piled foundations for a proposed residential development site in Paignton. To facilitate the piling works, a working platform was required.