n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Copper mine in the DRC innovative piling, MSEW and basal reinforcement : construction and project management

Volume 21, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



This short article details a unique solution whereby low fines concrete drainage piles are used to facilitate a predicted one-month consolidation period. In addition, basal reinforcement spanning over pile caps was used to ensure sufficient load capacity at the base of the high tip wall with the piles additionally utilised in shear to ensure localised slope stability.

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