An International Pile Prediction Event is going to be launched, supported by ISSMGE.
The Araquari Experimental Testing Site has been set up in Southern Brazil. A fully instrumented large diameter bored pile (1 m diameter and 24 m length) has been installed and will be axially loaded up to failure within the next few months.
In a couple of weeks all existing information concerning the experimental testing site (soil testing, pile details, instrumentation, integrity testing, etc.) will be available on this website and a Class A Prediction Event will be called.
The predictions are to be submitted in 2 months after the calling and a summary of measured and predicted data will be presented (anonymously) in a special Section at SEFE 2015 (VIII Seminário de Engenharia de Fundações Especiais e Geotecnia). The Conference will be held in June 2015 (23th to 25th) in São Paulo (Brazil) and, in that occasion, the best Predictor will be awarded.
Results will be made available to the Geotechnical Community.