pile cap


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pile cap

n
(General Engineering) a reinforced or mass concrete connecting beam cast around the head of a group of piles enabling it to act as a single unit to support the imposed load
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Its heaviest pick to date has entailed a 600-ton precast concrete pile cap, to be followed by lifts of 900- to 1,100-ton members.
The whole structure is a cantilever from the top of the steep river bank and is propped by two tapering solid timber legs, made of Ekki from West Africa, which themselves are connected to a pile cap by a galvanised steel hood.
The core of the project's pile cap has now reached its highest point, and it is more than 50% complete, with completion scheduled for mid-2018.
These piles are now being trimmed in preparation for the laying of the 19m-thick pile cap.