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Unformatted text preview: pile capacity. Current Florida Practice The information presented is in relation to the current Florida practice, which was obtained from the FDOT Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction of 1999. For more details, the reader is referred to the latest FDOT specifications. Bearing Requirements As a general criterion the engineer in charge of the driving process may accept a driven pile if it has achieved the minimum penetration, the blow count has a tendency to increase and the minimum bearing capacity is obtained for 600 mm of consecutive driving. The engineer may also accept a driven pile if the minimum penetration was reached and the driving has achieved practical refusal in firm strata. Aspects such as...
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