19 Photos - Nov 21, 2014
Photo: Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Public Utilities (BPU) floodwall along the Missouri River.  The floodwall improvement project includes the addition of buttresses along the back side of the wall.  The new buttresses are supported on 2ft diameter drilled shafts reinforced with an h-pile.Photo: Pre-drilling, prior to casing installation.Photo: Casing installation.Photo: Casing installation.Photo: Sisterbar strain gages on h-pile.Photo: H-pile instrumented with strain gages and inclinometer casingPhoto: Instrumented pile being placed in the cased hole.Photo: Lateral test shaft at end of concrete placement.Photo: Combined test shaft at end of concrete placement.Photo: Axial test shaft with isolation casing in fill material.Photo: Axial load test setup.Photo: Axial load test reaction frame.Photo: Axial test  shaft after completion of load test.Photo: Dead weights for axial loading of combined axial and lateral test shaft.Photo: Placing the first weight.Photo: Lateral and combined test shafts during testing.Photo: Taking and inclinometer reading to check shaft deflected shape.Photo: Lateral test shaft at end of lateral load test.Photo: Combined test shaft at end of lateral load test.