Topics: Pile driver, Geotechnical engineering, Deep foundation Pages: 4 (1105 words) Published: April 13, 2013
Ms. Elimra Nezamifar
HERIOT WATT| Foundation of Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital|

HERIOT WATT| Foundation of Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital|


This report is about the Site visit which took place on 10th Feb’13 to Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital under the supervision of Ms. Elimra Nezamifar. The report will mainly discuss about the foundation of the building, and will enlighten how this type of foundation functions.

The type of foundation constructed in the Jalila children’s hospital is piles and raft. Bored piles and raft is one of the most common form of foundation constructed in this part of the world. Bored Piles (figure 1) are constructed according to soil conditions of the area, in this particular building pile are constructed 20m deep in to ground for better support and hold. Rafting (figure 2) is done on the piles caps to support the structure of the building, in this particular scenario the rafting is done for 8cm using steel mesh and concrete.

Figure 2

Figure 2

Figure 1

Figure 1

Bored Piles foundation is one of the type of deep foundation, this type type of foundations go very deep in the ground surface for their bearing capacity to be affected by surface conditions, this is usually more than 8 meters below da ground. Deep foundation is constructed to transfer load deeper, more competent strata at depth if unsuitable soils are present near the surface. Piles are long structure mostly made up of steel, these slender members that transfer the load of the structure soil strata of low bearing capacity to deeper soil. The length of the piles depends on the soil strength and conditions. Piles are also used to anchor the structure against the uplift force and to assist structure in resisting lateral and overturning forces. Piles are drilled in...
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