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					Capital One GN0-5005,Gretna, LA.                                               Section 02300
LAA Project No. 28329.000                                                              Page 1


SECTION 02300 TIMBER PILING

PART 1 - GENERAL

SUMMARY

This Section includes all piling, necessary labor, tools, and equipment to complete
the work indicated on the drawings and specified.

1.2    QUALITY ASSURANCE


 A. Testing Laboratory Services: The owner shall select and pay for the services
 of an Independent testing laboratory to perform the following services.

       1. Record the type of hammer used.
       2. Document the pile length and circumference ( tip and butt ) of each pile.
       3. Prepare driving logs for each pile showing the number of blows per foot
       required for the entire pile length.

1.3    DAMAGE TO EXISTING PROPERTY

 A.    Contractor shall investigate the existing adjacent buildings, sewers, and
       utilities and shall take proper and necessary precautions to protect same
       from damage due to the execution of the piling work. Should any damage
       occur due to the Contractor's negligence, the cost and responsibility for
       repairing or replacing the work to its original condition shall be borne by the
       Contractor at no cost to the Owner.


PART 2 - PRODUCTS

2.1    TIMBER PILES

       Timber piles shall conform to A.S.T.M. D-25. Piles shall be of Southern
       Pine. Piles shall have a minimum 6 inch tip and 8 inch butt diameter.


       Piles shall be pressure treated in accordance with the specifications of the
       American Wood Preservers Association to retain a minimum of 0.8 pounds
       per cubic foot of CCA treatment.

 C.    Piles shall be 40 feet long. Design load is 7 tons per pile in accordance with
       the Geotechnical Study by PSI, INC dated May 19, 2009. One Pile load test
       to failure in accordance with ASTM D1143 shall be conducted prior to
       construction to verify the design load.



Issued for Bid June 15, 2009
Capital One GN0-5005,Gretna, LA.                                              Section 02300
LAA Project No. 28329.000                                                             Page 2


PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.1   HANDLING

 A.   Piles shall be carefully handled with no sudden dropping, breaking
      of outer fibers,
      Bruising, or penetrating the surface with tools. Pile up or stacking of piles
      during construction is not accepted.

3.2   DRIVING

 A.   Piles shall be driven at a maximum rate of 25 blows per foot with a single
      acting or drop hammer developing a 7,500 foot-pounds of energy or at 12
      blows per foot with a 15,000 foot pound hammer. All piles shall be driven
      straight and plumb and shall be driven continuously until pile reaches final
      embedment. Piles which upheave during the driving of adjacent piles shall
      be re driven to their original elevation. Piles whose centers are more than
      three inches off from their proper location shall be rejected and another pile
      shall be driven where directed by the Architect at no additional cost to the
      Owner.

3.3   CUT-OFF

 A.   Piles shall be cut-off on a neat horizontal plane and the cut-off portions shall
      be removed from the job site. The tops of the piles shall be painted with
      three coats of liquid creosote or equivalent CCA treatment.

3.3   DAMAGED PILES

 A.   Any portion of pile split, battered, warped or damaged in any way shall not
      be accepted and shall be replaced by a new pile as directed by the Architect
      at no additional cost to the Owner. The tops of piles damaged during the
      driving shall be cut-off as specified herein under "Cut-off".

3.4   MISSING PILES

 A.   Contractor shall be responsible for any pile omitted. Missing piles, at
      whatever stage of construction discovered, shall be provided at no additional
      cost to the Owner.


END OF SECTION 02300




Issued for Bid June 15, 2009

				
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