ACI PRC-543-12 Guide To Design, Manufacture, and Installation of Concrete Piles

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This report presents recommendations to assist the design architect/engineer, manufacturer, construction engineer, and contractor in the design, manufacture, and installation of most types of concrete piles.

Keywords: augered piles; bearing capacity; composite construction; concrete piles; corrosion; drilled piles; foundations; harbor structures; loads; prestressed concrete; quality control; steel reinforcement; soil mechanics; storage; tolerances.


Document Details

Author: ACI Committee 543

Publication Year: 2012

Pages: 64

ISBN: 9780870317590

Categories: Foundations

Formats: PDF, ePub, or Kindle

Table of Contents

Chapter 1—Introduction


1.2—Types of piles

1.3—Design considerations

Chapter 2—Notation and definitions



Chapter 3—Geotechnical design considerations


3.2—Subsurface conditions

3.3—Bearing capacity of individual piles


3.5—Group action in compression

3.6—Pile spacing

3.7—Lateral support

3.8—Batter piles

3.9—Axial load distribution

3.10—Long-term performance

3.11—Lateral capacity

3.12—Uplift capacity

Chapter 4—Structural design considerations


4.2—Loads and stresses to be resisted

4.3—Structural strength design and allowable service capacities

4.4—Installation and service conditions affecting design

4.5—Other design and specification considerations

Chapter 5—Seismic design and detailing considerations


5.2—General seismic impacts on pile behavior

5.3—Seismic pile behavior

5.4—Geotechnical and structural design considerations

5.5—Seismic detailing of concrete piles

5.6—Vertical accelerations

Chapter 6—Materials



6.3—Reinforcement and prestressing materials

6.4—Steel casing

6.5—Structural steel cores and stubs


Chapter 7—Manufacture of precast concrete piles



7.3—Placement of steel reinforcement

7.4—Embedded items

7.5—Mixing, transporting, placing, and curing concrete

7.6—Pile manufacturing

7.7—Handling and storage

Chapter 8—Installation of concrete piles

8.1—Purpose and scope

8.2—Installation equipment, techniques, and methods

8.3—Prevention of damage to piling during installation

8.4—Handling and positioning during installation

8.5—Reinforcing steel and steel core placement

8.6—Concrete placement for CIP and CIS piles

8.7—Pile details

8.8—Extraction of concrete piles

8.9—Concrete sheet piles

Chapter 9—References

9.1—Referenced standards and reports

9.2—Cited references


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