Engineering > Piling

Raison Foster Associates offer a high quality service founded on over 40 years experience in geotechnical and foundation engineering. The Company can offer a full design service in addition to practical advice and independent checking.

The Company can assist Clients at tender stage and subsequent construction design. Solutions involving more than one geotechnical system and alternative approaches can be developed. Construction specifications and CAD drawings can form part of the package.

The Company uses fully licensed state-of-the-art software to support a fully professional service to all its Clients.

Services provided for Piling include:

  • A full design service covering the complete range of piling systems (e.g. minipiles, CFA, auger displacement, auger bored, large diameter, underreams, driven, cast insitu, precast and steel section piles.)

  • Design can cover capacity under axial compression and tension, horizontal load behaviour and settlement predictions using state-of-the-art software.

  • Full structural design and analysis of the pile section for reinforcement design under compression, tension and horizontal loads and bending moments. Design to Eurocode BS EN 1992 or to legacy codes BS 8110, BS 5400 or BD 74/00.

  • Dynamic pile analysis.

  • Trouble shooting of on-site piling problems.

  • Advice on alternative piling solutions at tender and detailed design stage.

  • Full back analysis service for pile load testing

Software Resources

  • Software resources include in-house program KPILE and Oasys ALP and PILE. Other software available includes pile group analysis program PIGLET and Geocentrix REPUTE.

  • Full back analysis service for pile load testing using CEMSET or Chin methods.

  • Structural design using Oasys ADC and ADSEC and in-house program SHEAR.