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.

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.
 Application Details

Nomination deadline:  26th April 2019, Friday

Awardee:  Author(s) of an article
Eligibility:  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 material should include a copy of published article and nomination form. Guidelines for preparing nomination materials may be found in the nomination form.

Download nomination form here.

Award Information:
  1. The Award will be presented at an appropriate IPA event by the IPA President.
  2. The representative individual is the recipient of the Award and will be required to introduce the innovative technology at an appropriate IPA event or through IPA publications.