Driven pile practices around the world
I'm working on the 3rd edition of Foundation Design Principles and Practiceswith Don Coduto. Currently I'm updating the deep foundation intro chapter and would like some input on practices outside of North America. If you are familiar with deep foundations practices in other geographic regions, I would appreciate you input on the following questions. Please specify the region in which you practice in your response.
- Are drop hammers used in your reigion any more? If so for what types of projects?
- What is the mix of pneumatic, hydraulic, and diesel hammers in your region, i.e. percent of each type being used?