Vibrationless pile-driving beside Crystal Palace

7 January 2002 09:03 - BAM Infra bv

HBG Civiel is constructing the foundations for the extension to Heerlen's 'Crystal Palace', in the south of the Netherlands. This listed building is to be turned into a cultural centre. The foundation comprises a soldier pile wall of 209 cased screw piles.

Below the foundation, a further 65 cased screw piles are being driven. This pile-placing method does not cause any vibrations, which might otherwise damage the building. The soldier pile wall is being tied back with 51 temporary grout anchors.