Technical Themes

The conference will cover practice and research related to offshore and onshore piling. Topics will include the following:

  • Temporary works including the design and construction of piling platforms
  • Developments in Pile installation and methods of construction including support systems
  • The design and construction of piled foundation systems for lateral and/or vertical loading
  • Research on piling and piled systems.
  • Embedded pile retaining systems
  • Case histories of pile construction and performance
  • Materials used in pile construction (environmental, sustainability, embodied carbon)
  • Geological hazards
  • Testing, related to pile performance and for design (integrity and load bearing)
  • Instrumentation used in pile construction and testing
  • Sustainability (wind farms, thermally active piles etc.)
  • Use of digital technology
  • Future engineering issues related to piling
  • Health & Safety
  • The management and procurement of piling contracts.

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