All of the load tests we have conducted have been static load tests using the incremental sustained load method, as described in AS 2159- 2009 Piling Installation and Design. Most have gone on to test the pile to failure on completion of the test as laid out in AS 2159, so that the ultimate capacity is determined.
In order to minimise on site disruption, an additional pile can be installed on site for testing purposes. That way the builder can proceed with his construction program with minimal interruption.
Where possible we prefer to conduct load testing prior to construction, as the results may assist refining and optimizing the pile design.
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