Pile Testing and Analysis for the ISGEC-CBPI Lobo Lobo Bioethanol Refinery Plant
ISGEC Heavy Equipment, Ltd.
Sitio Lobo Lobo, Magallanes, Cavite
ISGEC Heavy Equipment, Ltd. engaged AMH Philippines, Inc. to conduct pile testing analysis including high-strain dynamic (PDA) pile load tests and low-strain pile integrity test (PIT) as part of its EPC contract within the 25-hectare bioethanol refinery plant in Sitio Lobo Lobo, Magallanes, Cavite.
The pile tests were carried out by AMH, working with Geotechnics Philippines, Inc. (GPI) and industry expert Dr. Jun Buensuceso, undertook measurements for static capacity, assessment of pile integrity, and detection of defects of completed bored piles. Based on the analysis of PDA data using CAPWAP (Case Pile Wave Analysis Programs) modelling and the evaluation of PIT records using formalized categories by Likis and Rausche, AMH provided conclusions on actual pile capacity and quality, and recommendations to maintain quality in the construction work.