Pad Foundations Spreadsheet

This Spreadsheet is intended to help practising engineers to quickly optimise pad foundations. Pad foundations are generally shallow foundations, but can be deep depending on the ground conditions. They are a form of spread foundation formed by rectangular, square, or sometimes circular concrete ‘pads’ that support localised single-point loads such as structural columns, groups of …

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Pile Load Test

The estimation of pile load capacity and settlement under a load is based on the results of field investigations, laboratory testing and the empirical and semi-empirical methods. These estimated values should then be confirmed by field pile load tests. Pile load tests, in practice, are normally executed in two alternative ways: 1. Test Pile Preliminary …

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