Engineering consultancy, A-squared Studio has launched a game-changing app – ‘L.C. Pile’ – that facilitates the preliminary sizing of pile foundations within the idealised London Basin ground conditions.
The app, which is available now for download from the Apple Store [https:// https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/lc-pile/id1459082027], has been produced in-house and designed with the engineering and construction professional in mind, taking the user intuitively through the process of pile design, to easily estimate dimensions of rotary bored or continuous flight auger (CFA) piles.
From a drop down-style menu, users simply select piling details (piling method, pile diameter and maximum drilling length), profile details (ground level, pile cut-off level and ground water), soil layer thickness (made ground, river terrace deposits, London Clay formation) and London Clay undrained shear strength profile and L.C. Pile then does the calculations to produce estimated pile dimensions.
Speaking about the launch of the new L.C. Pile app, Tony Suckling, co-founder and Director of A-squared Studio, said: “L.C. Pile is just the first of a number of FREE specialist geotechnical apps that A-squared Studio will be launching, and this has application in a number of situations, allowing, for example, project-specific questions regarding possible pile sizes and load capacities to be made fast and accurately.”
The L.C. Pile app is available initially on the iOS platform, although plans are in place to extend this to other platforms as demand grows and new apps are added to the portfolio.
For details about the L.C. Pile app or A-squared Studio and its products and services, visit www.a2-studio.com or call +44 (0)20 7620 2868.
Notes to Editors | About A-squared Studio
A-squared Studio Engineers Ltd is an independent geotechnical consultancy based in London, specialising on schemes within the built environment. The company is owned by Angelo Fasano, Alex Nikolic and Tony Suckling, who together with 20 staff provide innovative solutions to geotechnical challenges for projects across all the seven RIBA work stages.
In the financial year 2018-19 turnover for UK and overseas work was £2million. Selected projects A-squared Studio Engineers Ltd have worked on in the UK include – Battersea Power Station; Thames Tideway; UCLH Proton Therapy Building and Nine Elms Square. The company website is www.a2-studio.com