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pile cap

[′pīl ‚kap]
(civil engineering)
A mass of reinforced concrete cast around the head of a group of piles to ensure that they act as a unit to support the imposed load.

pile cap

1. A slab or connecting beam which covers the heads of a group of piles, tying them together so that the structural load is distributed and they act as a single unit.
2. A metal cap which is placed, as temporary protection, over the head of a precast pile while it is being driven into the ground.
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Concrete placement for the pile cap began in September 2017.
Dubai Creek Tower's pile cap is an approximately 20 metre thick multi-layered, tiered reinforced concrete top that covers and transfers the load to the foundation barrettes.
Sheikh Mohammed's visit coincides with Emaar setting a new milestone in the construction of Dubai Creek Tower with the placement of concrete for the pile cap commencing in September last year, the core of the pile cap has now reached its highest point.
Evaluation of the pile cap capacity at early age is a crucial factor for acceleration of construction.
Using five 20-ton jacks, workers replaced one pile cap at a time and kept the building cabled down to the remaining piles.
The dimensions of the pile cap were 8-1/4 inches wide, 10 inches deep, and 120 inches long.
Tenders Are Invited For Package-11- Civil, Structural And Architectural Works Except Pile, Pile Cap, Pedestal For Main Plant Area Unit-2, Bop, Switch Yard And Misc.
Dubai Creek Tower's pile cap is an approximately 20-m-thick multi-layered, tiered reinforced concrete top that covers and transfers the load to the 145 foundation barrette piles.
The whole structure is a cantilever from the top of the steep river bank and is propped by two tapering solid timber legs, made of Ekki from West Africa, which themselves are connected to a pile cap by a galvanised steel hood.
After the piling work is completed, the pile cap will be installed.