Timber trunks were used as foundation piles in ancient times but, with time, steel and concrete took
over as the preferred materials. Driven pile technology was first introduced in Bangladesh for the
sea port in Chittagong. Large steam and pneumatic hammers were used in that project. But after the
independence of Bangladesh in 1971, the technology did not moved forward.
Currently, Public Works Department and other government and private organizations emphasise the
use of concrete pre-cast driven piles for building foundations. Considering the market demand, IES
procured numbers of new and refurbished open end diesel hammers and pile drivers. At the moment,
IES has a fleet of diesel hammer based pile drivers and skilled workers.
IES, also equipped sophisticated software GRL WEAP for drivability analysis and automatic hammer
blow counter E-Saximeter of Pile Dynamics Inc, USA. Drivability analysis and hammer performance
test enable piling contractor to select the most appropriate hammer for driving piles.
Major Pile Driving Equipment
||Single acting diesel hammer
||Skid mounted Pile driver
||Footstep hydraulic pile driver