Publications / 2010 Proceedings of the 27th ISARC, Bratislava, Slovakia

Development of Automation for Foundation Engineering - Case Piling Machine and the Working Process of Driven Piling

Rauno Heikkilä, Teemu Kivimäki, Katja Puolitaival
Pages 73-80 (2010 Proceedings of the 27th ISARC, Bratislava, Slovakia, ISBN 978-80-7399-974-2, ISSN 2413-5844)

This paper introduces and discusses the aims and first results of a large active research project in Finland. One of the aims of the project is to develop an automated total process for driven piling machine. Several tests have been made and some of the results are briefly discussed. The paper focuses mainly on the latent economic and environmental benefits of current concrete driven piling process, which remain to be attained through utilization of more automated methods and systems. Automation was found to have remarkable latent economic benefits in the development of concrete driven piling. The evaluations and statistical calculations showed up to 40% of the direct costs could be saved by utilizing advanced techniques and methods in driven piling. Time savings, energy savings and environmental benefits were also remarkable. Additional direct as well as wider indirect benefits are also presented."

Keywords: 3D, automation of driven piling, sustainability