Distinguished Research Award

The IPA recognizes and honors distinguished research outcomes written in English and published in the scientific/academic journals, engineering magazines or conferences/symposia proceedings that contributed to the advancement of the press-in engineering significantly.
 Application Details

Nomination deadline:  15 December 2020, Tuesday
Awardee: Author(s) of an article

Distinguished research work on Press-in Engineering. Press-in engineering is multi-disciplinary engineering for improving the planning, design and construction of embedded structures and walls. It covers, but is not limited to, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, measurement-surveying-monitoring engineering, data and information processing.

An individual member or a corporate member of IPA may submit nomination material electronically to the Award Committee (ipa.award@press-in.org) no later than the nomination deadline.

Nomination form:Click here

Concurrently, the award committee may nominate candidate research contributions based on the research papers published in the scientific/academic journals, engineering magazines or conferences/symposia proceedings including those submitted to The Second International Conference on Press-in Engineering 2021, Kochi (ICPE 2021).

Award Information:
The Award will be presented at ICPE 2021 by the IPA President.

Recent research into the behaviour of jacked foundation piles

Co-authored by
D.J. White

Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems, University of Western Australia, Perth
Cambridge University Engineering Department, UK
 A.D. Deeks
Cambridge University Engineering Department, UK

Name of publication, volume, number, pages and year of publication
Advances in Deep Foundations, pp. 3-26, 2007.

Outline of the contribution and the reason of awarding
The paper was written in 2007 as a SOA report for Press-in Engineering.
The topics covered by the paper are:
(1) Pile jacking technology and the environmental impact of pile jacking compared to alternative pile construction techniques;
(2) Recent research into the fundamental mechanisms underlying the installation and loading of displacement piles;
(3) Recent guidance for predicting the axial capacity and load-settlement response of piles, with emphasis on the differences between driven and jacked piles;
(4) Recent research into the use of H-piles, focusing on differences in behaviour of jacked and driven piles due to plugging.
The paper is very accessible providing insight for both newcomers and those experienced in jacking technology. The paper is a valuable resource and certainly worthy of an award.