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Rock Foundations - Reaction Frame Test, Gibraltar

Reaction Frame Test, Gibraltar

The Government of Gibraltar was undertaking a full design for a proposed new Power Station in the Lathbury Barracks vicinity. The ground conditions were fairly complicated with rock of varying degrees of strength below made ground.

Rock Foundations (Gibraltar) opted for a 300mm drill bar option which given both the geotechnical and environmental considerations was considered the most appropriate solution.

As part of the design criteria a pre contract test pile would be required to demonstrate the working capacity of the pile in these ground conditions.

With access being restricted a reaction test was opted for, including four anchors and a 300mm test pile.

The test was successfully and safely conducted demonstrating that the 300mm drill bar pile would be an appropriate choice for the project.