A City Civil Engineering academic and leading construction engineering specialist Keltbray, have developed the HIPER Pile solution for deep foundations.
The HIPER Pile – DfMA in large diameter piling solution developed by City civil engineering academic Dr Andrew McNamara in collaboration with Keltbray, won the Equipment Innovation award at Ground Engineering Awards, held at Grosvenor House on 6th September 2022.
The HIPER Pile Project was highly commended for the Sustainability Award.
HIPER stands for Hollow Impression Enhanced Pre-cast, Energy storage and generation and Re-use.
HIPER Pile is a suite of piling innovations that can deliver embodied-carbon savings of up to 94 percent.
Energy storage and generation
Compared with traditional, bored piling, HIPER Piles contain a central void that can be used for energy storage and generation to give unprecedented operational carbon savings, helping buildings to be self-sustaining.
HIPER Piles can be built to exacting tolerances and because they are hollow they can be inspected and reused.
The technology was first employed in January 2022 in the construction of HS2’s Maria Fidelis facility in Euston.
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