n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - In situ pile testing - a tool for design and quality assurance on site : geotechnical engineering

Volume 23, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Innovative design approaches are often developed when something goes wrong. An unskilled and uncommitted workforce, derelict piling equipment subject to frequent breakdowns and safety hazards, variable ground conditions and significant language barriers were all concerns which alerted Aurecon's contract management team to potential quality problems at the site of the Futila Sea Breeze development, located close to the ocean in Cabinda, Angola. The development provides a staff residential complex and associated facilities for international oil companies based in Angola, and comprises a clinic, sewage treatment plant, a number of three-storey residential condominiums, helipad, play area and a community building with a swimming pool.

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