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Method Statement for Geotechnical MWPP-ACCSS-


Date & Revision: 04 March 2019, Rev. E
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Prepared By: Access Engineering PLC

METHOD STATEMENT FOR GEOTECHNICAL


INVESTIGATIONS

CONSTRUCTION OF 100MW SEMI DISPATCHABLE WIND


FARM IN MANNAR ISLAND SRI LANKA

Client: Main Contractor: BoP Sub Contractor (Civil):

Ceylon Electricity Vestas Asia Pacific A/S Access Engineering PLC


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Version History

Revision Date Changes Overview Remarks

A 15/12/2018 Initial issue

B 12/01/2019 Site survey scope removed


ITP added. Comment’s reply sheet
C 17/01/2019
included.
Document number changed. Addressed
D 27/02/2019
Employer’s comments.
E 04/03/2019 Addressed Employer’s comments.

This Version,

Dinidu Priyankara QA/QC Manager


BoP Civil Checked By:
Contractor (Access Janaka Dissanayake HSE Manager
Engineering PLC)
Approved By: Achala Kalinga Contractor’s Representative
Main Contractor Checked By:
(Vestas Asia
Pacific A/S) Approved By:
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Contents

Comments Reply Sheet ........................................................................................................................................... 4


1. Introduction ..................................................................................................................................................... 11
1.1. Quality Assurance process .................................................................................................................... 11
1.1.1. Qualified personal .......................................................................................................................... 12
1.1.2. Instrument calibration .................................................................................................................... 12
1.1.3. Laboratory testing .......................................................................................................................... 12
2. Scope of Work ................................................................................................................................................ 12
2.1. Standard test method for testing ........................................................................................................... 13
3. Resource Requirement .................................................................................................................................. 14
3.1. Man Power............................................................................................................................................. 14
3.2. Machinery Requirement ........................................................................................................................ 14
3.3. Material Requirement ............................................................................................................................ 14
4. Borehole Drilling ............................................................................................................................................. 15
4.1. Introduction to SPT test ......................................................................................................................... 15
4.2. Process of SPT test ............................................................................................................................... 15
4.2.1. Collecting of Undisturbed Samples ............................................................................................... 16
4.2.2. SPT Test Sample........................................................................................................................... 17
4.2.3. Water level metering and sample collection .................................................................................. 17
4.3. Rock Drilling (If required) ....................................................................................................................... 18
4.4. Drilling Termination ................................................................................................................................ 18
4.5. Daily Boring Record ............................................................................................................................... 19
4.6. Other Field Tests ................................................................................................................................... 19
4.6.1 Scope of ground investigation for road and buildings ........................................................................... 19
4.6.1. Process DCP as per RN 31 ........................................................................................................... 19
4.7. Inspection and Test Plan (ITP) .............................................................................................................. 21
4.8. Laboratory Tests .................................................................................................................................... 22
4.9. Submission of Final Report to the Employer ......................................................................................... 24
5. Health, safety and environment ..................................................................................................................... 25
5.1. Emergency Management Plan .............................................................................................................. 25
5.2. Risk assessment ................................................................................................................................... 27
ANNEX 1: Work Procedure ................................................................................................................................... 30
ANNEX 2: GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION PROFILE .................................................................. 31
ANNEX 3: RELEVANT RFI FORMATS AND CHECK SHEETS ........................................................................... 58
ANNEX 4: BOREHOLE DRILLING SEQUENCE .................................................................................................. 64
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Comments Reply Sheet


Reference
No. CEB Comment AE’s Reply
Page No.
Rev. A
1. Title of the MS should be Geotechnical Separate MS will submit for site survey
Investigations for WTG Foundations. MS for Site works.
survey shall be resubmitted separately.
2. Following Item should be mentioned as cage in Included. 2
cover page
 MS No
 Nos. of Page
 Revision No
 Date
 Prepared by
 Checked by
 Approved by
 Remarks
3. The MS shall be more site specific not generic, Since it is going for frictional pile design 15
Geologically entire Mannar district is lies within instead of end bearing pile by
the Wanni complex of Sri Lanka. Miocene considering the initial site investigation
limestone formations are the dominant sequence data which has been noted that, up to
in Mannar Island. These limestone formations are 30m depth is consisting of sandy soil
highly irregular and are overlain by Miocene to according to the majority of borehole
quaternary sediment cover. We understood that records.
this lime stone formations are available beneath Since the preliminary design has
the depth of 45m from MSL according to initial already done for 25m length friction
geotechnical investigations which were done by pile, it is intending to limit the drilling
CEB. when the borehole depth go beyond
this limit by considering the achieving of
drilling termination parameters and
condition as well.
However borehole termination shall be
determined in agreement between the
Employer and the contractor.
4. MS shall be included with the procedure and The sample tube is driven 150 mm into 18
parameters which are to be considered for the ground and then the number of
deciding the termination depth of borehole. blows needed for the tube to penetrate
each 150 mm (6 in) up to a depth of
450 mm (18 in) is recorded. The sum of
the number of blows required for the
second and third 6 in. of penetration is
termed the "standard penetration
resistance" or the "N-value". In cases
where 50 blows are insufficient to
advance it through a 150 mm (6 in)
interval the penetration after 50 blows is
recorded as Hammer bounce “H/B”
In the same way, if the 300mm
penetration could not be achieved in 50
blows, terminate the test drive and
recorded the depth of penetration.
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Reference
No. CEB Comment AE’s Reply
Page No.
5. As per recommendations given in the Vestas bid Noted and included. 19
document Vol 4, in addition to borehole
investigation, three penetration tests to be done
equally distributed at the foundation edge.
6. Direct shear test and bulk density test to be Noted and included. 22
carried out.
7. Final report shall be submitted with results and Accepted and as described here and as 24
recommendations of the subsoil investigations per the details and guidelines given in
with soil bearing capacities and other parameters clause 7.3.2.8 of Section 6, Part C,
which are necessary for foundation designs of technical specification in volume 7 and
WTGs. also in clause 6 of section 6 Part B 1 of
volume 4, the final report will be
presented including site and laboratory
test results, soil classification,
foundation recommendation, backfilling
and excavation slope stability and all
the required parameter for designing
WTG foundations.
Rev. C
1. Document shall be approved by personnel of the Included. 2
Main
Contractor/ The main contractor's foundation
designer to make sure the outputs are sufficient
for his
Design.
2. Description of the sub contractor's and the main Included under the clause 1.1 and 11
contractor's QA procedures for the works should attached annex 2 also
be included in the MS
3. The relevant specifications, guidelines and Included
Drawings should be exactly referred in the MS.
4. Standard for each test to be specified in the MS Included under clause 2.1 12

5. This MS considered only for soil investigation for Here it has been included the method
foundation and other general requirements such for DCP as well, In order to obtain road
as hard stand area, assembly area, etc. Hence design parameters that Is to be done
the title of the MS should be changed and DCP for road subgrade. In addition it is
different MS for soil investigation for roads and to be made trial pit and do the soil
buildings to be submitted quality parameters. Since these things
are in this document which can be
applicable for the road and building as
well. In the case of buildings, we need
to do the DCP test and method of DCP
has described herewith.
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Reference
No. CEB Comment AE’s Reply
Page No.
6. Minimum drilling depths shall be stated in the MS, Minimum borehole depth to be limited
based on the planned structures, foundation to 30m since the foundation pile has
methods been designed as friction pile with the
and requirements in the Standards used for the length of 25m for both cases.
foundation design and termination criteria shall
be
Defined for bedrock as well as for boreholes
where bedrock is not found.
7. Principles for sampling shall be included in the Sample collection method and 15, 13
MS (Type/size of samples and distance between frequency has been mentioned under
samples - the clause 4.2 and test method for each
Depending on soil types). The type and size of tests are mentioning in clause 2.1
samples shall be planned to meet the
requirements for the planned laboratory tests.
8. Include method for metering water level in the MS If the water level is in visible range it is
possible to make tape measurement
and later it can be convert to the MSL
value or if the water level is somewhat
below or in invisible range it is to be use
water level meter which Is given an
accurate water depth from the level of
machine held and depth from the
ground level can also be obtained
according to this way. Those level can
convert to MSL as required later by
using the MSL of the existing ground at
the place of boring.
9. Please include in the MS: Planned program (type, Sample collection method and 15, 13
frequency, Standards frequency has been mentioned under
etc.) of laboratory classification tests for each soil the clause 4.2 and test method for each
type. tests are mentioning in clause 2.1
• Planned program (type, frequency, Standards of
laboratory for other tests like triaxial Requirement
tests, consolidation tests etc. for different soil
types.
10. MS for Cone Penetration Tests (CPT) planned as Included under the clause 4.6.1 19
part
of the investigations shall be included.
11. All requirements stipulated in Section 7.3.2 Vol Agreed and done as it is
05 of contract document should be addressed in
the MS.
12. Clarify, the applicable depth of the hand auger In loose formations or in sandy
used to collect the samples formations below ground water table
very rarely samples will remain in SPT
tube in such situation hand augurs will
be used but even it fails wash boring
samples will be collected and named as
“W/S” in log sheets. Unless this case
we are not using manual hand augur for
sample collection
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Reference
No. CEB Comment AE’s Reply
Page No.
13. As per 6C7-10, Section 7.3.2.4, Triple tube HQ3 Incorporated with comment and 15
drilling shall be used when soft rock/rock is included in to the clause 4.2
encountered
14. All planned drilling methods and procedures shall Described in clause 3.2 and 4.2 14, 15
be
detailed, including:
- equipment
- references to Standards
- dimension of borehole
- available sample tools
- description of sampling
- registration of layers
- procedures for water sampling
- backfilling
- handling of obstructions
- handling of artesian water pressure etc.
15. The description of SPT in one section which is Incorporated with the comment and that 15
described in section 4 and 4.2 shall be merged. part has been included as introduction
to SPT test in clause 4.1
16. Clarify. " ... Within the SPT levels in soft ground Described in 5 and 6 paragraph of 15
area ...“ and explain how to identify soft soil other clause 4.2
than SPT level and applicable sample collection
methods.
17. SPT test for rock" shall be clarified Included in clause 4.3 18

18. Include the procedure for determination of the


actual scope of laboratory tests for each borehole
and specifications for each triaxle test,
consolidation test etc. in the MS.
19. Include standard used for each type of laboratory mentioned under clause 2.1 13
test in the MS.
20. Photographs of samples shall be included in the Will be complied at the time of report
reports submission, here we have include
photographs just as a sample
21. Number of laboratory test mention in 4.6 should Details testing requirement with their 13
cover fully requirement such as direct shear, bulk test method has been mentioned in
density etc. clause 2.1
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Reference
No. CEB Comment AE’s Reply
Page No.
22. Submission of Final Report to the Employer: All of these points has been mentioned 24
• According to 6C7-1 l , Section 7.3.2.8.3, a draft in previous revision under the clause
factual report shall be submitted for review 4.9
Before issue of final factual report.
• According to 6C7-12, Section 7.3.2.8.4,
Laboratory test reports shall be submitted.
• According to 6C7-12, Section 7.3.2.8.5, draft
geotechnical interpretation and foundation design
Reports shall be submitted.
• Regarding designer's approval of Scope of
Work
and requirements of parameters etc. for the
Foundation design.
• Include Standards and guidelines for reporting,
according to 6C7-l l , Section 7.3.2.8
Rev. D
1. Minimum depth is 30m and stop criteria is 3 No. Incorporated with comment and 18, 12
of SPT in a row with N-value >50. If not obtained, included into the method statement in
Vestas's designer will be contacted for decision section 4.4
about potential deeper borehole, and CEB and
Consultant will be contacted.
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2. I. Wash samples should be collected 1. Replied in section 4.2.2 17,


continuously to Demarcate the layer boundaries. 2. Soil classification shall be done in
If no sample is collected on Split spoon sample, third party laboratory by geologist using
wash sample should be packed and sealed. unified classification system. Here it is
2. Each soil layer should be classified under the considered the following parameters.
unified classification system based on geologist  Percent Fines
description and laboratory tests.  Mechanical Analysis
3. Type of test, frequency/depths of lab. tests  Liquid Limit
should be included in the MS  Plastic Limit, Plasticity Index
4. Type and Frequency of the Test for Roads &  Water Content
Buildings should be included in the MS.  Organic
5. Procedures for water sampling, including Data recorded in site borehole log also
frequency of sampling to be included in the MS used in soil classification so that, it is
and borehole should be protected by temporary necessary to mark correct soil type
casing until water sampling is finished. evaluation at site during sampling.
3. “In order to develop comprehensive
understanding on the ground profile, in
first few bore holes (3 to 4), the
required testing will be done as
mentioned below. Since the plies will be
designed as friction piles, the shear
strength parameters will be most
important. In each 1.5 m intervals, the
SPT will be carried out and even wash
samples will be taken specially the
significant variation of SPT received.
Once developed the complete and
accurate soil/sand profiles in first 3 to 4
boreholes, then with that technical
understanding, it will be recommended
the testing frequency/the only required
tests and even depths to facilitate the
testing. A separate annex to this MS
will be provided with these
recommendation. See section 4.8 for
test details
4. At least one Dynamic Cone
Penetration (DCP) test (carried out as
given in ORN 31 for determination of
CBR values) every 100m length. The
frequency of testing should be reduced
if the ground conditions do not vary
significantly. In addition see the section
4.6.1 also.
5. Water table is quite close to the
existing ground level of the wind farm
area which is encountered within 1.0m
to 2m below from the ground surface.
So that water level shall be recorded
during the dry boring stage(Prior to add
the bentonite slurry or water) by using
water meter and make sure to wait until
the water level come to steady state
position to take readings. Water sample
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Reference
No. CEB Comment AE’s Reply
Page No.
shall be collected consequently by
using hand suction pump from the bore
hole and stored in a labelled sample
bottle and stored in the laboratory for
temporally. Periodically those submitted
to the relevant third party laboratory for
testing. See section 4.2.3 also.
3. The 3 DCPT along the perimeter of the Included in the section 4.6 19
foundation should be done after the soil is
compacted.
4. 7. Oil trap shall be in place throughout the 7. Deep tray shall be available for the
machinery operation. machine to avoid oil fall to the ground
8. Wash-out water shall be collected in a throughout the operation and if there is
sediment trap and water shall be reused. any leakage of hydraulics or oil shall be
9. Sludge contaminated with Bentonite shall be rectified soon.
collected separately and stored in a designated 8.There are two water pit close to the
place away from water channels and measures borehole one is filled with direct water
shall be taken to avoid wash out during rainy washout from the borehole and next one
season. adjacent to first is filled with washout
10. Sludge shall be finally disposed in accepted water without bentonite sediment
manner. because bentonite is deposited at the
first pit bottom and only the water part
will pass through outlet pipe to the next
pit. According to this way washout water
will be reused throughout the process.
9. Bentonite sludge collected at the
bottom of each pit is to be collected
finally and store separately away from
the stream line and finally to be disposed
to designated/Approved disposal area.
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1. Introduction
Ceylon Electricity Board plans to implement 100 MW Mannar Wind Power Project phase I in the southern coast
of the Mannar Island which is located in the North province of Sri Lanka 300 km from commercial capital, Colombo.
Vestas Asia Pacific A/S (main contractor) have been awarded to design, supply and install wind farm in Mannar
Island.
This method statement is intended as a guideline for CEB (The Employer) Personnel & Vestas Asia Pacific A/S
(main contractor) and Access Engineering PLC (sub-contractor - civil) site staffs to ensure a safe and efficient
geotechnical investigation works of Mannar Wind Power Project. This should be read in conjunction with the
applicable approved drawings, specifications.

1.1. Quality Assurance process


Access Engineering PLC as an ISO 9001: 2015 qualified Engineering Company is bonded to provide quality
products and services to all our clients. The company has established a Vision, Mission Quality Policy and Quality
Objectives in order to overcome the maximum satisfaction for the products and services provided by Access
Engineering PLC.
Geotechnical investigation shall also be done by the Access Engineering their profile has been attached in annex
2. So that same quality policy shall be followed by both Contractor and Subcontractor in here.
A quality management plan shall be prepared and implemented to ensure that the results of the ground
investigation and submitted separately within the required standards for accuracy and presentation, as defined in
national standards, the contract and the specification.
The quality management plan shall include written procedures covering some or all of the following components
of a ground investigation
a) Equipment: standard of maintenance, frequency of checks on performance, frequency of calibrations;
b) Testing: procedures including checking of observations and calculations;
c) Personnel: all personnel should have qualifications, training and experience appropriate to their duties;
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d) Audits to check that the quality management plan is being fully implemented.

1.1.1.Qualified personal
Access Engineering Geotechnical investigation division consist of well experienced key staff for relevant activities
and they have already completed many projects island wide. All the records and key professionals profile has
been attached in Annex 2.
In addition Field technicians who carry out sampling and testing in boreholes and probing, geophysical data
acquisition, field tests and instrument installations should be suitably qualified and experienced in the work.

1.1.2.Instrument calibration
All the relevant shall be calibrated as per the specifications and readily available to show each when it is requested
by the Engineer at site.

1.1.3.Laboratory testing
Approved by the client’s geotechnical advisor, under the control of a suitably qualified and experienced supervisor.
Laboratory technicians should have received training and/or have experience of the type of test they are
conducting.
The laboratory chosen should be competent to carry out the testing and analyses required by the test methods.
Laboratories are accredited for each test and this should be checked as required (see Foreword).
In house laboratories shall be undergone for the annual third party audit carried out in accordance with BS 22475-
3 to maintain the proper quality assurance practices.
In order to conduct the testing in in-house laboratory, all the instrument shall have been properly calibrated and
there shall be a principle supervision/guidance of the relevant industry expert.

2. Scope of Work
A total of 39 no’s of boreholes will be executed within the project area of the Mannar Island southern coast. This
soil/ rock investigation will involve drilling 1 no’s of borehole per each Wind Turbine foundation locations. When the
above complete and drilling works commence laboratory test and field observations will be carried out
simultaneously until such times as this task in complete.
Drilling will be done through the overburden soil/ sand and bed rock (if any) in line with the guideline mentioned in
the technical specification and as per the Employer’s advises. Minimum depth is 30m and stop criteria is 3 No. of
SPT in a row with N-value >50. If not obtained, Vestas's designer will be contacted for decision about potential
deeper borehole, and CEB and Consultant will be contacted.
Standard Penetration Test (SPT shall be carried out at 1.50m intervals and disturbed samples shall be collected
with the undisturbed samples taken from the predetermined locations where soft ground encountered, Ground
water level shall be precisely metered in each borehole and laboratory tests for each sample shall be gauged in
accordance with ASTM and BS standards.
British Standards BS5930:2015 Code of practice or approved equivalent, shall be used apply for ground
investigations.
Standard Penetration Test (SPT) shall be carried out at every 1.5 m intervals as specified in BS 1377 part 9 during
each borehole drilling.
All the guidelines given in volume 5, part C technical specification under clause 7.3.2 and its sub clause shall be
applicable for the work described hereunder.
Minimum borehole depth to be limited to 30m since the foundation pile has been designed as friction pile with the
length of 25m.
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When all steps above have been assessed as completed further boring shall continue stopping to gather the cores
for inspection and lab testing until a minimum of 3.0m into the rock face has been achieved, Termination of bore
hole depth shall be confirmed by The Employer when information gathered conforms to project specification.
Coring of rock shall be done with the double tube core barrel (NX / NW) with the recovery of 54 mm rock core
samples.

2.1. Standard test method for testing

# Required test for Foundation Geo Investigation Test Method


ASTM D1586/ BS 1377:1990
1. Standard Penetration Test
Part 9
2. Dynamic Cone Penetration ASTM D 6951 / D 6951 M
3. Consolidation Test BS 1377 Part 7: 1990
C U Triaxial Compression Test (with PWP- 50
4. BS 1377 Part 7: 1990
mm,70mm,100mmÆ samples)
5. Direct Shear Test BS 1377 Part 7: 1990
6. Unconfined Compression Test ASTM D 7012-07
7. U U Triaxial Compression Test (Soil )(50mm, 70 mm, 100mm) BS 1377 Part 7: 1990
8. Standard Proctor Compaction Test (2.5kg) hammer ASTM D 698-78, 1990
9. Modified Proctor Compaction Test (4.5kg) hammer ASTM D 698-78, 1990
Consistency Limits-Liquid Limit, Plastic Limit (by using
10. ASTM D 4318
Casagrande apparatus)
11. Specific Gravity of soil ASTM D 854
12. Sieve Analysis (Washed) ASTM D421 & D422
13. Field Density Test (Sand Cone Method) ASTM D 1556-82
14. Determination of moisture content –Oven dry method ASTM D 2216
15. Laboratory Permeability Test (With Confining Pressure) ASTM D 2434-68
16. Laboratory Permeability Test (W/out Confining Pressure) ASTM D 2434-68
17. Dynamic Cone Penetration (1st1m) ASTM D6951/D6951M
18. Bulk Density BS 1377 Part 2 : 1990
19. Field CBR Test ASTM D 4429-04
20. Consolidation Test BS 1377:Part 5:1990
21. Direct Shear Test BS 1377: Part 7 :1990
22. Swelling Test (% Swelling) BS 1377:Part 4 : 1990
23. Laboratory CBR Test (Soaked) ASTM D 1883-87
24. Laboratory CBR Test (Unsoaked) ASTM D 1883-87
25. Hydrometer Test ASTM D421 & D422
AASHTO T 289, BS 1377:Part-
26. pH
3
Chemical Analysis of Soil
AASHTO T 291, BS 1377:Part-
27. Chloride (Water-Soluble)
3
28. Chloride (Acid-Soluble) BS 1377:Part-3
AASHTO T 290, BS 1377:Part-
29. Sulfate (Water-Soluble)
3
30. Sulfate (total Sulphate or Acid-Soluble ) BS 1377:Part-3
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# Required test for Foundation Geo Investigation Test Method


31. Carbonate Content (as CO2) BS 1377-3:1990
32. Organic matter content (Walkley & Black’s method) BS 1377-3 :1990
33. Mass loss on Ignition BS 1377-3 :1990
34. Lime content of Uncured Soil-Lime Mixture ASTM D 3155
Water Quality test for construction works
35. pH ASTM D 1293, USEPA 150.1
36. Electrical Conductivity APHA 2510-B
37. Sulphate ASTM D 516-07
38. Chloride ASTM D 512-04
39. Carbonate Content USGS Method
40. Bicarbonate Content USGS Method

3. Resource Requirement
3.1. Man Power
For the geotechnical investigation the following man power will be used, but not limited to:
 Geo Technical expert
 Material Engineer / Site Engineer
 Drilling Operators
 Safety Officer
 Senior technical officer for drilling works
 Skill Labours (2 No’s)
 Unskilled Labours (4 No’s)

3.2. Machinery Requirement


For the geotechnical investigation the following machineries will be used, but not limited to:
 Rotary Drilling Machines
 Excavator or Dozer
 Cone penetrometer and associated equipment
 Water Bowser
 Drills and casings
 Tractors or one cube tipper
 Small Generator
 Water Pump
 Any other minor machines as required

3.3. Material Requirement


The following basic material will be used for the geotechnical investigation but not limited to:
 Water
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 Soil
 Bentonite
 Cement
 Any other required material

All applicable measuring or testing equipment shall be calibrated and certificate shall be available to show for
Engineer if requested. Machineries to be checked by third party inspector and relevant certificate shall be available
at site to show on request by the Engineer.

4. Borehole Drilling
The drilling machine shall be set up in accordance with coordinates supplied by The Employer. Refer
PD/MWPP/T/WP/01 drawings in Employer’s Requirement.
The location will be marked as per the drawings and jointly agreed and then the area will be demarcated using
the barricades. Then the required area will be cleaned and make suitable stable flat or like to install the machines.
The necessary signage and safety will be implemented before the drilling works begins.

4.1. Introduction to SPT test


The Standard penetration test will be carried out to provide an indication of the density and/ or consistency of the
ground and to obtain disturbed samples for visual inspection and laboratory testing and classification. The results
of the tests will be given on the boring logs. The ‘N’ value at certain depth is defined as the blow count for 12’’
(300 mm) penetration recordings after the seating drive of 150 mm.
The Contractor will adopt the rope and pulley (R-P) method for this task, this consists of a hollow cylindrical mass
sliding over a steel rod of which will be operated by lifting the mass with a rope over a cat head. At that instant
when the mass reach the required height of 760 mm, the mass will be released manually driving the split-spoon
sampler. The collected samples will be visually inspected and recorded with The Employer in attendance prior to
storing in a polyethylene bag for laboratory testing.
A graphical representation of the changes in the soil strata, water level and SPT ‘N’ values will be given in the
boring logs.

4.2. Process of SPT test


Diamond rotary drilling method was employed to carryout boreholes in this geotechnical investigation. Mostly use
drilling machines are Koken OP1 and Toho. Since the depth of the bore holes are more than 10m deep, NX size
bits will be used. For this investigation normal water will be used as a flushing medium and if needed only
Bentonite would be used.
Boreholes will be located according to the given map and or drawings and jointly agreed with the consultant and
or client, depth of holes will be determined according the instruction given in advance and during the drilling with
discussing with consultants/client and as described below under section 4.4.
Standard penetration test (SPT) will be carried out in the site for determining geo engineering properties of soil in
every 1.5 m from the ground level and Split-Barrel Sampling of Soils will be collected at each SPT according to
ASTM D3441 - ASTM D1586 - 08a Standard Test Method.
The test uses a thick-walled sample tube, with an outside diameter of 50 mm and an inside diameter of 35 mm,
and a length of around 650 mm. This is driven into the ground at the bottom of a borehole by blows from a slide
hammer with a weight of 63.5 kg (140 lb.) falling through a distance of 760 mm (30 in). The sample tube is driven
150 mm into the ground and then the number of blows needed for the tube to penetrate each 150 mm (6 in) up to
a depth of 450 mm (18 in) is recorded. The sum of the number of blows required for the second and third 6 in. of
penetration is termed the "standard penetration resistance" or the "N-value". In cases where 50 blows are
insufficient to advance it through a 150 mm (6 in) interval the penetration after 50 blows is recorded as Hammer
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bounce “H/B”. Where it penetrates the whole 450mm length in one blow in a loose soil formation (e.g. muddy or
peaty) is termed as free down “F/D”.
The soil samples which will be collected using SPT split tube will be sealed in a polythene bags and stored in core
boxes for laboratory tests with core samples and named as “D/S” in log sheets.
In loose formations or in sandy formations below ground water table very rarely samples will remain in SPT tube
in such situation hand augurs will be used but even it fails wash boring samples will be collected and named as
“W/S” in log sheets. Unless this case we are not using manual hand augur for sample collection
The depth of the boring will be determined with the reach of bedrock of hard stratum and subject to the approval
of Engineer. The first few boreholes will be drilled and samples will be collected and continually the outcomes will
be fed to the consultant Engineer for his approval. In addition the termination will be done as described in section
4.4 below.
As per 6C7-10, Section 7.3.2.4, Triple tube HQ3 drilling shall be used for sample collection when soft rock/rock is
encountered
Since it is going for frictional pile design instead of end bearing pile by considering the initial site investigation data
which has been noted that, up to 30m depth is consisting of sandy soil according to the majority of borehole
records.
Since the preliminary design has already done for 25m length friction pile, it is intending to limit the drilling when
the borehole depth go beyond this limit by considering the achieving of drilling termination parameters mentioned
under section 4.4 below.
Wastewater shall not directly be exposed to the natural stream line instead it shall be contain in a well located
closely to the borehole until it is gradually penetrate to the ground through sandy soil. If the well is blocked with
muds after some period of operation that mud layer to be removed and make background to collected water
penetration.

4.2.1.Collecting of Undisturbed Samples


The undisturbed samples will be collected within the SPT levels in soft ground area by pushing thin wall tubes 63
mm in to the ground. Undisturbed box samples will be collected for wooden boxes at 1.5 m – 2.0 m depth at
where the tube samples cannot be collected. The samples will be well sealed by wax at both ends labeled with
the following detail
 Project Name
 Borehole No.
 Location coordinate
 Date tested
 Location of bore hole
 Depth of SPT
 Depth of penetration
 No. of SPT blows

These samples shall then be removed and taken to the Laboratory for required testing.
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Figure 1: Undisturbed Samples collection

4.2.2.SPT Test Sample

Figure 2: SPT Samples collection


SPT sample shall be collected as describe in above at each 1.5m intervals from the ground level. In any case if it
is failed to collect split spoon sample due to the hammer bounce Wash samples should be collected continuously
to demarcate the layer boundaries and make sure to store any sample in sealed polythene bags. Especially the
split spoon sample shall be covered by polyethene bags to avoid moisture loss.

4.2.3.Water level metering and sample collection


If the water level is in visible range it is possible to make tape measurement and later it can be convert to the MSL
value or if the water level is somewhat below or in invisible range it is to be use water level meter which Is given
an accurate water depth from the level of machine held and depth from the ground level can also be obtained
according to this way. Those level can convert to MSL as required later by using the MSL of the existing ground
at the place of boring.
Water table is quite close to the existing ground level of the wind farm area which is encountered within 1.0m to
2m below from the ground surface. So that water level shall be recorded during the dry boring stage(Prior to add
the bentonite slurry or water) by using water meter and make sure to wait until the water level come to steady
state position to take readings. Consequently water sample shall be collected by using hand suction pump from
the bore hole and stored in a labelled sample bottle and stored in the laboratory for temporally. Periodically those
submitted to the relevant third party laboratory for testing.
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4.3. Rock Drilling (If required)


When all steps above have been assessed as completed further boring shall continue stopping to gather the cores
for inspection and lab testing until a minimum of 3.0m into the rock face has been achieved, Termination of bore
hole depth shall be confirmed by The Employer when information gathered conforms to project specification.

Coring of rock shall be done with the double tube core barrel (NX / NW) with the recovery of 54 mm  rock core
samples.

Figure 3: Samples collection (Borehole material)

The samples will be well sealed by wax at both ends labeled with the following detail
 Project Name
 Borehole No.
 Location coordinate
 Date tested
 Location of bore hole
 Depth of SPT
 Depth of penetration
 No. of SPT blows
 TCR, RQD, FI : for rock samples

4.4. Drilling Termination


The sample tube is driven 150 mm into the ground and then the number of blows needed for the tube to penetrate
each 150 mm (6 in) up to a depth of 450 mm (18 in) is recorded. The sum of the number of blows required for the
second and third 6 in. of penetration is termed the "standard penetration resistance" or the "N-value". In cases
where 50 blows are insufficient to advance it through a 150 mm (6 in) interval the penetration after 50 blows is
recorded as Hammer bounce “H/B”
In the same way, if the 300mm penetration could not be achieved in 50 blows, terminate the test drive and
recorded the depth of penetration.
Minimum depth to be achieved is 30m and stop criteria is 3 No. of SPT in a row with N-value >50. If not obtained,
designer shall be contacted for taking decision about the potential deeper borehole. Same time CEB and their
Consultant advice shall also be taken to terminate the drilling process.
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4.5. Daily Boring Record


Boring records shall be produced daily while drilling and sample taking are in progress, these records shall include
as a minimum:
 Location
 Borehole number
 Start & Completion time / date for each borehole required
 Depth of borehole.
 Water level of borehole/s at the end of each working day
 Fracture index (FI)
 Level & type of bedrock, thickness of weathered rock with CR% & RQD% (If any) and values.
 Remarks / Comments section.

4.6. Other Field Tests


As per recommendations given in the Vestas bid document Vol 4, in addition to borehole investigation, three
dynamic cone penetration tests (DCP) to be done equally distributed at the foundation edge after soil compaction
is fully completed of the foundation area after piling work, Since it is constructing a raised foundation and the
support from the ground is not considered for design, those three tests shall be avoided once if the designer
agreed to do so, DCPT test to be done as per the overseas RN 31 or ASTM D6951/D6951M.
4.6.1 Scope of ground investigation for road and buildings
At least one soil test pit excavation, to a minimum depth of 0.6 m, every 500 m length. The materials in the test
pit are to be described on a test pit log which will include; a description of the materials, insitu consistency and
moisture content; and a graphic representation of the ground profile plus any additional observations. Samples of
the materials from the test pits will be taken for laboratory testing
At least one Dynamic Cone Penetration (DCP) test (carried out as given in ORN 31 for determination of CBR
values) every 100m length -. The frequency of testing should be reduced if the ground conditions do not vary
significantly.
At least one Atterberg limit test, one grading, one Modified compaction test and one laboratory CBR test at
Optimum Moisture Content on remolded soil samples and soil classification testing (Atterberg Limits, grain size
distribution) every 500m length.
Test frequency will be dependent on the uniformity of the materials and as instructed by the Employer. Such
testing shall conform to the specifications as described in 7.3.2 in volume 5, part C.
In addition one borehole shall be driven for each admin building and also for the accommodation building area
4.6.1.Process DCP as per RN 31
Following test method has been extracted from overseas road note 31
The TRL Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP) is an instrument designed for the rapid in situ measurement of the
structural properties of existing road pavements with unbound granular materials. Continuous measurements can
be made to a depth of 800 mm or to 1200 mm when an extension rod is fitted.
The underlying principle of the DCP is that the rate of penetration of the cone, when driven by a standard force,
is inversely related to the strength of the material as measured by, for example, the California Bearing Ratio (CBR)
test (see Figure C2). Where the pavement layers have different strengths, the boundaries between the layers can
be identified and the thickness of the layers determined. A typical result is shown in Figure C3.
The DCP needs three operators, one to hold the instrument, one to raise and drop the weight and a technician to
record the results. The instrument is held vertical and the weight carefully raised to the handle. Care should be
taken to ensure that the weight is touching the handle, but not lifting the instrument, before it is allowed to drop
and that the operator lets it fall freely and does not lower it with his hands. If during the test the DCP tilts from the
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vertical, no attempt should be made to correct this as contact between the shaft and the sides of the hole will give
rise to erroneous results. If the angle of the instrument becomes worse, causing the weight to slide on the hammer
shaft and not fall freely, the test should be abandoned.
It is recommended that a reading should be taken at increments of penetration of about 10 mm. However it is
usually easier to take readings after a set number of blows It is therefore necessary to change the number of
blows between readings according to the strength of the layer being penetrated. For good quality granular road
bases readings every 5 or 10 blows are normally satisfactory but for weaker sub-base layers and subgrade
readings every 1 or 2 blows may be appropriate.
Little difficulty is normally experienced with the penetration of most types of granular of weakly stabilized materials.
It is more difficult to penetrate strongly stabilized layers, granular materials with large particles and very dense,
high quality crushed stone. The TRL instrument has been designed for strong materials and therefore the operator
should persevere with the test. Penetration rates as low as 0.5 mm/blow are acceptable but if there is no
measurable penetration after 20 consecutive blows it can be assumed that the DCP will not penetrate the material.
Under these circumstances a hole can be drilled through the layer using either an electric or pneumatic drill or by
coring. The lower layers of the pavement can then be tested in the normal way.
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4.7. Inspection and Test Plan (ITP)


Hold Point [H]
A designated point during or following a specific activity at which inspection or examination cannot be by-passed
through next work without designated inspector's witness or any prior written
Witness Point [W]
A designated point during or following an important activity at which inspection or examination is required in
accordance with the relative procedure. Work may proceed through the designated witness point if the inspector
is not present for the previously established activity.
Review Point [R]
It is processed through reviewing any result of inspection or test report as a method of ensuring that the inspection
or test is performed in accordance with any approved drawing, procedure, specifications or acceptance criteria
Surveillance [S]
It is processed through the routine act of monitoring or observing to verify an item or activity conforms to specified
requirements
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Item Description of Test/


Inspection Frequency Acceptance criteria
No. Inspection
1. Instrument Calibration H Prior to start the work for Third party calibration certificate of
first time and then as required
required
2. Borehole location setting W Contractor to be As per the given coordinates in
out controlled the quality, tender drawing
However Engineer shall
have a right to cross
check at any time
3. SPT test and collection of W As required As per method statement
D/S
4. Bore hole log sheet S Contractor to be Shall be carried out as per method
monitoring and core box controlled the quality statement
sample collection
5. Collection of undisturbed W As required Shall be carried out as per method
sample statement
6. Ground water sample W Contractor to be As specified in the method statement
collection controlled the quality
7. Drilling termination and H After achieving to the As specified in the method statement
collected sample final check required depth to collect
required parameters
8. Final report with all the test R After submission per the details and guidelines given
results and in clause 7.3.2.8 of Section 6, Part
recommendation C, technical specification in volume 7
and also in clause 6 of section 6 Part
B 1 of volume 4,

In addition to that barricade the drilling location shall be checked prior to start work in a particular location.
Relevant check sheet for the work has been attached in annex 3 in this document,

4.8. Laboratory Tests


The tests will be carried out in our own Laboratory in accordance with project specification of which will be
available for inspection by the Client’s Staff. All the laboratory equipment are calibrated up to date and maintained
according to standards.
In order to develop comprehensive understanding on the ground profile, in first few bore holes (3 to 4), the required
testing will be done as mentioned below. Since the plies will be designed as friction piles, the shear strength
parameters will be most important. In each 1.5 m intervals, the SPT will be carried out and even wash samples
will be taken specially the significant variation of SPT received.
Once developed the complete and accurate soil/sand profiles in first 3 to 4 boreholes, then with that technical
understanding, it will be recommended the testing frequency/the only required tests and even depths to facilitate
the testing. A separate annex to this MS will be provided with these recommendation
 Particle size distribution (Sieve Analysis)
 Hydrometer
 Natural moisture content
 Specific Gravity
 Consistency limits (Liquid Limit, Plastic Limit)
 Tri – axial Compression
 Direct shear test
 Bulk density test
 Chemical test soil (One sample)
 Chemical testing for Water (One sample)
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Details test list and their testing method has been mentioned under clause 2.1 above

Figure 05: Tri axial test Figure 06: Tri axial test instrument

Figure 07: Sieve analysis with mechanical shaker Figure 08: Rock UCS test

Figure 09: Consolidation Test Figure 10: Direct Shear Test


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Figure 11: Chemical analysis for soil and water

4.9. Submission of Final Report to the Employer


Final report will be submitted after the completion of field works and laboratory testing. Borehole logs can be
submitted continuously while the drilling is in progress. The report will contain the following.
 Title of investigation, Location, Period and Name of the Investigation, Team
 Statement of the purpose of and rationale of the investigation
 Description of work carried out, including reference to specification and standards adopted and any
deviation from them
 Site location plan
 Location Plan of bore holes and other test locations
 Boring Log
 Ground elevation from MSL at boring point
 Elevation and depths of layers
 Thickness of layers, classification of soil by field observation, water table etc.
 N-Values by SPT and graph of N – Values.
 Soil classification
 Maximum allowable design soil pressure
 Friction angle and cohesion of the soil
 Undrained shear strength of the soil
 Design depth of ground water below natural ground level
 Poisson’s ratio of soil
 Static Young’s modulus ES of soil
 Dynamic Young’s modulus EDYN of soil
 Soil grading curves
 Natural moisture content of soil
 Specific gravity and void ratio of soil
 Bulk density dry density of soil
 Consistency limit (LL, PL, PI)
 pH value of ground water
 Chloride content of the soil and water
 Sulphate content of the soil and water
 Organic content of soil and water
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 Any additional information that may require.


According to 6C7-l 1, Section 7.3.2.8.3, a draft factual report shall be submitted for review before issue of final
factual report.
According to 6C7-12, Section 7.3.2.8.4, laboratory test reports shall be submitted.
According to 6C7-12, Section 7.3.2.8.5, draft geotechnical interpretation and foundation design reports shall be
submitted.
Reporting shall be based on BS 5930 and also to the document titled, “Guidelines for the Preparation of
Ground reports (2003)” by the Association of Geotechnical & Geo environmental Specialists (UK).

5. Health, safety and environment


 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shall be worn by all staff or workers.
 Hard Hat
 High visibility vest
 Safety shoes
 Gloves (when required)
 Safety goggles
 All operatives shall be inducted before entering the site.
 Tool Box Talk shall be conducted on daily basis before start of the work.
 AE shall be provided adequate lighting, task lights, navigational lights etc.
 AE will made available adequate volume of water for the investigation team.
 Barricade around the drilling location
 AE will maintain proper housekeeping around the work area
Deep tray shall be available for the machine to avoid oil fall to the ground throughout the operation and if there is
any leakage of hydraulics or oil shall be rectified soon.
There are two water pit close to the borehole one is filled with direct water washout from the borehole and next
one adjacent to first is filled with washout water without bentonite sediment because bentonite is deposited at the
first pit bottom and only the water part will pass through outlet pipe to the next pit. According to this way washout
water will be reused throughout the process.
Bentonite sludge collected at the bottom of each pit is to be collected finally and store separately away from the
stream line and finally to be disposed to designated/Approved disposal area

5.1. Emergency Management Plan


Communication Plan
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If there will be a first aid case, HSE Manager and/ or first aider will arrange necessary first aids according to the
injury. If the injured person required further medical attention, HSE Manager will contact Mannar General Hospital
or Pesalai Divisional Hospital according to required medical need.
 District General Hospital, Mannar
023-2222261
023-2222349
 Divisional Hospital, Pesalai
023-3232679
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5.2. Risk assessment


Risk Assessment criteria

Value Estimation
1 Injuries or illnesses requiring no treatment or first-aid only
2 Injuries or illnesses requiring medical treatment beyond first-aid
Severity
3 Temporary impairment, causing lost-time or job restriction
4 Permanent/prolonged impairment
5 Fatality

Value Estimation
1 Foreseeable, very low probability , might be seen once during working life
2 May have occurred in past, expects to see several incidents during working life
Probability
3 Occurred in past, expected one per year, would not be surprised by incident

4 Occurs frequently, expect significant number of incidents each year


5 Occurs very frequently, expect significant number of incidents each month
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Original Risk Revised Risk


Sr. Rating Rating
Activity Hazard Involved Risk Mitigation Action
No.
P S V P S V
1.  Mobilization  Slips and trips  Cuts and bruises 2 3 6  Clear even access to be maintained in working area. 1 3 3
 Strain, pulled muscles,  Laceration  Works area to be maintained free from sudden changes
skeletal injuries  Back pain and in level.
 Snake bite muscle pain  Ensure rubbish, debris and materials stored correctly.
 Improper manual handling  Minor injury  Provide appropriate access/egress points.
 Use appropriate PPE for the job
 Proper housekeeping
 Provide standby vehicle in case of emergency.
2.  Loading, unloading  Improper manual handling  Back pain 2 5 10  Proper planning 1 2 2
machineries and  Contact with sharp edges  Muscular pain  Instruction and supervision
tools  Awkward posture  Minor injury  Awareness programs
 Poor visibility/ poor  Fatal accidents  Work rotation
illuminating at night works  Minimize night works of unloading activities
 Communication issues
3.  Bore hole drilling  Uneven, slippery or unstable  Twisting 3 5 15  Route to be checked prior to handling tasks being carried 2 4 8
floor.  Stooping or out.
 Extremes of temperature, stretching  Variations in floor levels should be noted.
humidity or ventilation.  Back injury  Rest breaks taken
 Unskilled workers  Dehydration  Job rotation
 Working at night time  Fatigue  Provide job related induction before start works
 Contact with rotating pulleys,  Major accidents  Use appropriate PPE for the job
fan, belts, shafts and other  Adequate lighting shall provide during night works
moving components  Ensure no loose clothing, jewelries are in vicinity of
moving components.
 Keep hands and feet well clear.
 Remove or tape up jewelries to prevent contact.
 Borehole drilling area to be barricaded and only
authorized person to be entered
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Original Risk Revised Risk


Sr. Rating Rating
Activity Hazard Involved Risk Mitigation Action
No.
P S V P S V
4.  Use of Hand tools  Using of improvised tools  Cut and bruises 1 5 5  Renew/ repair tools if damage 1 2 2
 Using of damaged (fully/  Minor injury  Always use right tool for the job
partially) tools  Major injury  Never hold the work piece in the hand whilst working on it
 Using of inappropriate/ with any form of tool.
incorrect tool where it should  Always arrange to have both hands behind the tool.
not be used  Never use hand tools whose handles are missing, loose
 Modified tools by removing or damaged
safety covers
5.  Machinery  Trapping/ crushing when  Cut and bruises 4 4 16  Any employees must not enter crush areas when engine 3 4 12
breakdown and moving or turning machine  Minor injury running.
repair  sharp edges of damaged  If second person assisting with testing both parties
components or hoses, wiring, should be visible to each other.
packaging  Work piece to be checked prior to removal, assembly,
 Contact with rotating pulleys, disassembly or installation.
fan, belts, shafts and other  Ensure no loose clothing, jewelries are in vicinity of
moving components moving components.
 Burns from contact with hot  Keep hands and feet well clear.
surfaces of machine  Remove or tape up jewelries to prevent contact.
components  Try to ensure machines are left to cool down sufficiently
before starting work.
 Correct PPE worn where hot surfaces cannot be avoided.
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ANNEX 1: Work Procedure

Do the trial pits &


indentify the Final report
existing utilities (If submission
required)

Mobilization to the
Samples deliver to
site with borehole
the lab
machine

Collect soil
Borehole drilling samples as per
the specification
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ANNEX 2: GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION


DIVISION PROFILE
GEOTECHNICAL AND LABORATORY SERVICES DIVISION

ACCESS ENGINEERING PLC,

159/10, HEWAGAMA, KADUWELA


Company Profile – Geotechnical & Laboratory Services Division
Access Engineering PLC

Contents
1. Geotechnical & Laboratory Services Division ................................................................................. 3
1.1 Geotechnical Laboratory Services........................................................................................... 3
1.2 Pile Testing & Services ............................................................................................................ 4
1.3 Completed & Ongoing Pile Testing Project ............................................................................. 5

Appendices

Annexure A – Qualification of Competent Personnel to Undertake the Testing Works

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1. Geotechnical & Laboratory Services Division

Geotechnical & Laboratory Services Unit of Access Engineering was launched to fulfill a void
in diverse Investigation and Quality Assurance requirement of the Construction Industry in
Sri Lanka. From its modest beginning, this unit has grown and diversified its operations
expanding its operations exponentially and presently is capable of providing geotechnical &
laboratory services and ground improvement total solutions.

Our Staff is competent in handling quality assurance and technical challenges and providing
viable technical solutions to meet each customer’s individual requirements. It also enjoys
the backing of Pile Dynamics Inc., USA, the pioneer and manufacturer of the Pile Driving
Analyzer®. In addition, the Company provides expert geotechnical solutions and
recommendation through eminent professional from University of Moratuwa and for its pile
testing services.

1.1 Geotechnical Laboratory Services


Our areas of expertise under this category include followings.

 Pile Testing
 Soil Investigations & Testing
 Material Testing

We also have an in – house expertise to perform Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Services for Highways, Road Constructions, Bridges, Flyovers and Water Supply Projects. In
addition, we boast of our extensive laboratory facilities with experienced laboratory experts
who are dedicated to provide the best services to our extensive clientele.

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Our unit has a technically strong team of professionals for conducting and interpretation of
testing.

 Professor H.S.Thilakasiri - Interpreter of Pile Testing. All the test reports are
Interpreted & approved by Prof.H.S.Thilakasiri.
 Materials Engineer
 QA/QC Engineer
 QA/QC Lab technicians
 Testing Lab technicians

The section is equipped with modern apparatus, which need to run Quality Control on any
building, highway or other construction project. The Sri Lanka Accreditation Board (SLAB)
for Conformity Assessment has certified that the Geotechnical & Laboratory Services Unit
complies with the international accreditation criteria for testing, calibration and mechanical
testing of building materials as describe in ISO/IEC 17025.

1.2 Pile Testing & Services


Backed by the years of experience in cast in-situ piling operations, Access Engineering offers
a number of pile testing solutions to our clients. Following testing facilities and services are
currently available in the pile testing unit.

 PIT (Both conventional & Instrumented hammer tests are available)


 CSL (Tomosonic analysis is available)
 MLT (Both Conventional & Instrumented Tests are available)
 PDA (High Strain Dynamic Load Test)
 Pile Instrumentation & Monitoring
 Pile Pullout Load Test
 Lateral Load Test
 Rebound Hammer Test
 Anchor Pullout Test
 Hiring of 1000 ton Load cell (We have 03 nos of Vibrating Wire Load cells which are
the most reliable type of load cell)
 Hiring of Kentledge System (3000 ton)
 KODEN test

Almost all the pile testing methods which have been using in Sri Lanka are available in this
division and it has following Equipments in order to carry out the aforementioned testing
works.

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 PIT equipment with instrumented hammer


 CSL equipment with Tomosonic license key
 1000 ton Hydraulic Jack (02 nos)
 1000 ton Vibrating Wire Load Cell (03 nos)
 Kentledge System of 3000 ton
 Geokon Vibrating Wire Strain Gauges (Model 4200)
 Geokon Model 405 Hand Held Vibrating wire Readout Unit
 DT85GM Vibrating Wire Data Taker (Can be extent up to 48 channels)
 LVDT (Displacement transducers for MLT and other settlement monitoring)
 Rebound Hammer
 100 ton Hollow Type Hydraulic Jack (02 nos)
 KODEN machine
 PDA Instrument with 25 ton weight

1.3 Completed & Ongoing Pile Testing Project


Soil Investigation

No Project Client

1 Fly over -Panadura RDA


2 Fly over -Dehiwala RDA
3 Fly over -Nugegoda RDA
4 Fly over -Sangupitiya RDA
5 Fly over -Mahawa RDA
6 Fly over -Rajagiriya RDA
7 Polduwa Bridge RDA
8 More than 200 bridges in Island wide RDA
9 OCH - Kerawalapitiya to Kadawatha section RDA
10 Mattala Airport (Total investigations) China Habor
11 Henamulla Building Project UDA
12 Kapparathota Jetty Project Access
13 Access tower II Access
14 Delduwa Bridge RDA
15 Wanathamulla housing project UDA
16 Lambugama Water treatement plant Water Board

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17 Awissawella Industrial zone BOI


18 A 32 Road - (soil investigations) RDA
19 Kochchikade Bridge RDA
20 Moratuwa Ranmal hotel Ranmal Hotel
21 Arangala Building Project San vin

Pile Testing

 ITC Colombo One Hotel and Apartment Project


Main Contractor : Access Engineering PLC

 PIT (438 nos of piles)


 Pile Pullout Test (06 nos)
 Anchor Pullout Test (30 nos)
 Pile Instrumentation and Settlement Monitoring (18 nos)
 KODEN test
 MLT (Both Conventional & Instrumented Piles) (03 nos)
 Passive Anchor Pullout Test (06 nos)

 Extension of Southern Highway Project – Section 03


Main Contractor : China State
Consultant : FSDI
 CSL test (228 nos of Piles)

 KNRP Piling Project


Main Contractor : Access Engineering PLC PMD I
Consultant : RDA
 CSL test (39 nos of Piles)

 Kapparathota Jetty Project


Main Contractor : Access Engineering PLC
Consultant : CECB
 PIT (24 nos of Piles)
 Rebound Hammer Test (07 nos of Piles)

 Access Tower II Piling Project


Main Contractor : Access Engineering PLC
Consultant : Access Engineering PLC
 CSL test (72 nos)

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 Blue Ocean Apartment Project – Gregory Road, Colombo 07


Main Contractor : Link Engineering
Consultant : Link Engineering
 PIT (20 nos of piles)

 Blue Ocean Apartment Project – Havelock Road, Colombo 05


Main Contractor : Link Engineering
Consultant : Link Engineering
 PIT (24 nos of piles)

 Blue Ocean Apartment Project – Alfred House Garden, Colombo 03


Main Contractor : Link Engineering
Consultant : Link Engineering
 PIT (83 nos of piles)

 Blue Ocean Apartment Project – Jayasinghe Road, Colombo 05


Main Contractor : Link Engineering
Consultant : Link Engineering
 PIT (32 nos of piles)

 Dialog Tower – Peliyagoda


Consultant : SAW Engineering
 PIT (04 nos of piles)

 Fairway Holding Apartment Project – Galle


Main Contractor : MAGA
Consultant : MAGA
 PIT (75 nos of piles)
 Rebound Hammer Test (35 nos of Piles)

 Fairway Holding Apartment Project – Rajagiriya


Main Contractor : MAGA
Consultant : MAGA
 PIT (15 nos of piles)

 Water Treatment Plant – Haliela


Main Contractor : ICC
Consultant : Tetra Tech
 PIT (97 nos of piles)

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 ITUM Piling Project – Homagama


Main Contractor : ICC
Consultant : University of Moratuwa
 PIT (121 nos of piles)
 MLT (01 Pile)

 KEELLS Supper Building Project – Wattala


 PIT (42 nos of piles)

 Polduwa Bridge Project


Main Contractor : Access Engineering PLC
Client & Consultant : RDA
 PIT (40 nos of piles)

 Rattanapitiya Bridge Project


Main Contractor : Keangnam
Consultant : RDA
 PIT (36 nos of piles)

 Welisara Navy Base Building Project


Main Contractor : Sri Lanka Navy
Consultant : Lloyd Seiman Consultancy Service
 PIT (62 nos of piles)

 Nawala Bridge Project


Main Contractor : CML
Consultant : RDA
 CSL Test (18 nos of piles)
 PIT (02 nos of piles)

 Nawala Housing Project


Main Contractor : VGC
Consultant : SEC
 PIT (Internal Testing)

 Outer Circle Highway Project


Main Contractor : Taisei Co.
Consultant : Oriental Consultant
 MLT (03 nos of Piles)
 CSL Internal test ( More than 1600 piles)

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 PIT Internal Test (More than 700 piles)


 Rebound Hammer Test (20 nos of Piles)

 Major Bridges Construction Project of the National Road Network Package 01


Main Contractor : Wakachiku
Consultant : Oriental Consultant

 Conducting Internal CSL Tests for all the piles

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Annexure A
Qualification of Competent Personnel to Undertake the Testing
Works

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Access Engineering PLC

Resume of Proposed Personal

Position Manager – Geotechnical and Laboratory Services Division


1. Name of candidate 2. Date of Birth

Y.N. Amunuththuduwa
3. Professional Qualification
Candidate
Information  Chartered Engineer (MIESL)
 Completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Project
Management and proceeding with the thesis for M. Sc.
in Project management at University of Moratuwa
 Part I & Part II examinations conducted by Institution of
Engineers Sri Lanka in the field of Civil Engineering
 National Diploma in Technology in Civil Engineering form
University of Moratuwa

4. Name of employer
Access Engineering PLC
5. Address of employer
278, Union Place, Colombo 2
6. Telephone 7. Contract (Manager/Personnel
0112302302 Officer)
U Priyasantha
8. Facsimile
0112302333
9. Job Title of Candidate 10. Years with present
Project Manager employer
9 Years

Summarize professional experience over the last 10 Years, in reverse chronological order,
Indicate particular technical & managerial experience relevant to the Project.

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Access Engineering PLC

2010 Up to date Manager Geotechnical and Laboratory Services Division


QA Manager

2010 2012  Pilling works for Relocation of underserved


settlements project – Construction of 1137 housing
units at Henamulla
 Pilling Project for Construction of 500 Housing
Units at Dematagoda
 Project Manager
Guard Rail Installation Project – Sothern Transport
Development Project – JBIC Funded Section
2008 2010 QA Manager –
 Trincomalee Integrated Road Project (TIIP)
 Supply & Laying of Treated Water Transmission
Pipe Lines and Construction of Elevated Water
Towers for Batticaloa Water Supply project
 Hambantota Water Supply Project(Turn Key)
2004 2008 Planning Manager

 Southern Transport Development Project.

Deputy project Manager


 Aluthgama Water Supply Scheme – All project
management activities from planning to
implementation and handing over of the project

Project Engineer
 Beruwala Water Supply Scheme –
Guiding the site manager and his team towards achieving
company goals. Planning and progress monitoring and
making recommendations of the project.
Attending the progress meetings with National Water
Supply and drainage Board and taking Minutes of
meetings.
Making cash forecast based on the construction schedule
to the head office for both projects and make
reconciliation.

Officer in charge, IT division of the Department of


Architecture University of Moratuwa

Civil engineer of the department consulting unit

Planning and Progress Monitoring of various projects


under the department

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Access Engineering PLC

Planning implementation and managing the IT issues of


the department
Managing the procurement of IT equipment to the
department

Lecturing Department students in Computer packages

Assistant Engineer, ATA International Ltd. Colombo5

Civil engineer of the housing construction project


Managed construction of luxury housing units
Sales engineer for the civil engineering sales division
Handled tendering, sales, installation, demonstration
and
maintenance of soil and concrete testing equipment

Engineering Assistant, Link Engineering,


Biyanwila Ganemulla
Road Improvement Project
Supervised the construction of culverts and side drains
Managed the Pre-cast plant at the site
Handled sub-contractor bills
Trainee Engineering Assistant, National Water Supply
and Drainage Board, Nillambe Water Supply Project
Supervised the construction of 1000 m3 water tank
Supervised the pipe laying activities

Trainee Engineering assistant, SEC and Dharmadasa


Construction Co.
Torrington playground improvement project and Royal
Park Condominium Project Supervised the heavy earth
machinery Supervised the housing construction project
including RCC construction

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Access Engineering PLC

Resume of Proposed Personal

Position Materials Engineer


1. Name of candidate 2.Date of Birth

Candidate Marlon Shanaka Pathirage 1986-03-31


Information
3.Professional Qualification
 B Sc Engineering (University of Moratuwa)

4.Name of employer
Access Engineering PLC
5. Address of employer
278, Union Place, Colombo 2
Professional 6. Telephone 7. Contact (Manager/Personnel
Information 0112302302 Officer)
Pivithiri Jayasinghe
8. E-mail
marlons@accessengsl.com
9. Years with present employer
Three Years (23-11-2012 to present)

Summarize professional experience in reverse chronological order. Indicate particular


technical and managerial experience relevant to the project.

2012 Up to date QA/QC Engineer of OCH (Outer Circle Highway to the city
of Colombo –NS1) Piling Project.

Main Contractor: - Taisei Co.


Consultant: - Oriental Consultant
 Maintaining the quality of piling works and
inspecting relevant testing.
 Conducting Cross hole Sonic Logging Tests for over
1600 piles. (Internal & As per the Engineer’s
recommendation)
 Conducting Pile Integrity Tests (PIT) for over 700
piles.
 Conducting Maintained Load Tests (MLT).
 Preparing internal test reports for Cross hole sonic
logging tests and Pile Integrity Tests.
 Conducting pile rectification works.
 Preparing and maintaining of QA/QC documents.

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Access Engineering PLC

Testing Works at Polduwa Bridge Project


Main Contractor: - Access Engineering PLC
Consultant: - RDA

 Conducting Pile Integrity Tests (PIT) for all the


completed piles.
 Preparing Test reports and interpretation of the
pile integrity.

Testing Works at Nawala Housing Project


Main Contractor: - VGC
Consultant: - SEC

 Conducting Pile Integrity Test (PIT) (Internal)


 Preparing Test reports and interpretation of the
pile integrity.

Testing Works at Access Tower II Project


Main Contractor: - Access Engineering PLC

 Conducting Cross Hole Sonic Logging (CSL) Tests


for all the completed piles.
 Preparing Test reports and interpretation of the
pile integrity.

Testing Works at Nawala Bridge Project


Main Contractor: - CML
Consultant: - RDA

 Conducting Pile Integrity Test (PIT)


 Conducting CSL test for 18 nos of Piles
 Preparing Test reports and interpretation of the
pile integrity (Both PIT & CSL).

Testing Works at Raththanapitiya Bridge Project


Main Contractor: - Keangnam
Consultant: - RDA

 Conducting Pile Integrity Test (PIT)


 Preparing Test reports and interpretation of the
pile integrity

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Testing Works at Wattala Keels Super Project

 Conducting Pile Integrity Test (PIT)


 Preparing Test reports and interpretation of the
pile integrity

Testing Works at Welisara Navy Base Project


Main Contractor: - Navy
Consultant: - Lloyd Seimon Consultancy Service

 Conducting Pile Integrity Test (PIT)


 Preparing Test reports and interpretation of the
pile integrity

Testing Works at ITUM Homagama Project


Main Contractor: - ICC
Consultant: - University of Moratuwa

 Conducting Pile Integrity Test (PIT)


 Preparing Test reports and interpretation of the
pile integrity
 Conducting MLT Test and report preparing

Testing Works at Fairway Holdings Galle


Main Contractor: - MAGA
Consultant: - MAGA

 Conducting Pile Integrity Test (PIT)


 Preparing Test reports and interpretation of the
pile integrity

Testing Works at Fairway Holdings - Rajagiriya


Main Contractor: - MAGA
Consultant: - MAGA

 Conducting Pile Integrity Test (PIT)


 Preparing Test reports and interpretation of the
pile integrity

Testing Works at Kapparathota Jetty Project


Main Contractor: - Access Engineering PLC
Consultant: - CECB

 Conducting Pile Integrity Test (PIT)


 Preparing Test reports and interpretation of the
pile integrity

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Access Engineering PLC

Testing Works at Haliela Piling Project


Main Contractor: - ICC
Consultant: - Tetra Tech

 Conducting Pile Integrity Test (PIT)


 Preparing Test reports and interpretation of the
pile integrity

Testing Works at Ultratech Cement Piling Project

 Conducting Lateral Load Test

Testing Works at ITC Piling & Diaphragm Wall Project


Main Contractor: - Access
 Conducting Pile Integrity Test
 MLT
 Pile Instrumentation
 Pile Settlement Monitoring
 Pile Pullout Test
 Anchor Pullout Test
 KODEN test

Testing Works at Blue Ocean Gregory’s Road Piling


Project
Main Contractor: - Link Engineering
Consultant: - Link Engineering

 Conducting Pile Integrity Test (PIT)


 Preparing Test reports and interpretation of the
pile integrity

Testing Works at Blue Ocean Havelock Road Piling


Project
Main Contractor: - Link Engineering
Consultant: - Link Engineering

 Conducting Pile Integrity Test (PIT)


 Preparing Test reports and interpretation of the
pile integrity

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Testing Works at Blue Ocean Jayasinghe Road Piling


Project
Main Contractor: - Link Engineering
Consultant: - Link Engineering

 Conducting Pile Integrity Test (PIT)


 Preparing Test reports and interpretation of the
pile integrity

Testing Works at Blue Ocean Alfred House Garden Piling


Project
Main Contractor: - Link Engineering
Consultant: - Link Engineering

 Conducting Pile Integrity Test (PIT)


 Preparing Test reports and interpretation of the
pile integrity

I have excellent experiences in using following testing


Equipments
 Cross Hole Analyzer – 2009 version (for cross hole
sonic logging tests)
 Pile Integrity Tester – 2009 version (for Pile
Integrity tests)
 Rebound hammer
Technical skills and
 Equipments in Maintained Load Test.
competences
 Pile Instrumentation & Instrumented Load Test
 KODEN Test Machine

I am proficient in using following software versions which


are relevant to the pile testing.
 PIT-W -2009 version
 CHA- 2009 version

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CV of Hewage Saman Thilakasiri

1. Expertise in brief A highly motivated professional geotechnical engineer with an excellent


academic background and over twenty years of experience in the field of
geotechnical engineering. Extensive experience in providing solutions to variety
of geotechnical engineering problems including design and construction of
shallow and deep foundations, slope stability analysis, stabilization of slopes, soft
ground improvement techniques, testing of deep foundations, foundation failures,
design of subgrade and subbase for roads. Has high level of experience in
development of geotechnical related software, use of commercially available
software packages, and applications of Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

2. Name : Hewage Saman Thilakasiri


3. Date of Birth : 01st January 1965 Nationality : Sri Lankan
4. Education :  Ph.D. (Civil Engineering), University of South Florida, USA, 1996.
 MSc (Soil Mechanics) with distinction, Imperial College of Science
Technology and Medicine, University of London, UK, 1993.
 Diploma of Imperial College (DIC) - Imperial College of Science
Technology and Medicine, University of London, UK, 1993.
 B.Sc. Engineering (1st class Hons.) - University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka,
1990.
 Chartered Engineer - Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, since 2004.

5. Membership of :  International Professional Engineer, Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka,


Professional since 2007.
Associations  Fellow, institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka since Jan 2010.
 Vice President, Sri Lankan Geotechnical Society
 Member, International society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical
Engineers

6. Countries of : Sri Lanka, Maldives, USA


Work
Experience
7. Languages : Speaking Reading Writing
English Excellent Excellent Excellent
Sinhala Mother tongue
8. Work experience in major projects that best illustrates capacity to handle the tasks assigned

Name of the Assignment or the Project:


Year: 2013 October - to date
Location: Colombo
Employer: Access Engineering PLC, Sri Lanka
Main Project features:
Position Held: Pile testing specialist
Activities Performed:
Interpretation of small strain dynamic integrity testing (PIT) results and preparation of test reports
Name of the Assignment or the Project:
Year: 1999 - to date
Location: Throughout Sri Lanka
Employer: Sierra Pile Testing Ltd, Sri Lanka
Main Project features:
Position Held: Piling specialist
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Activities Performed:
Work involved design of pile foundations. CAPWAP analyses and preparation of test reports;
interpretation of small strain dynamic integrity testing results and preparation of test reports; installation of
bored and driven piles (construction supervision and interpretation of quality control testing); and remedial
measures for failed pile foundations.
Name of the Assignment or the Project:
Year: 2013 January - to date
Location: Throughout Sri Lanka
Employer: Pile dynamic (Pvt.) Ltd, Sri Lanka
Main Project features:
Position Held: Pile testing specialist
Activities Performed:
Work involved CAPWAP analyses and preparation of test reports; interpretation of small strain dynamic
integrity testing (PIT) results and preparation of test reports
Name of the Assignment or the Project: Substructure construction of the proposed building for
Secretariat for Personal Identification at Battaramulla
Year: 2013 January to September 2013
Location: Battaramulla
Employer: Departments of Buildings, Sri Lanka
Main Project features:
Position Held: Piling specialist
Activities Performed:
Work involved checking of the carrying capacities of piles, Analysis of CAPWAP and static load tests to
assess the quality of the piles and interpretation of the carrying capacities of piles, interpretation of small
strain dynamic integrity testing (PIT) results.
Name of the Assignment or the Project: Colombo - Katunayake Expressway Project, Sri Lanka
Year: March 2011 to date
Location: Colombo – Katunayake Expressway Project
Employer: China Metallurgical Corporation, China
Main Project Features: An expressway through very thick soft soil deposits connecting Colombo and the
Katunayake airport
Position Held: Geotechnical Engineer
Activities Performed: work involved Stability of embankment slopes and rectification of failed
embankment slopes, design of soft ground treatment for road embankment construction using Crush Stone
Piles (CSP), Sand Compaction Piles (SCP), preloading with Prefabricated Vertical Drains (PVD), design of
road embankments using geo-textiles, design of reinforced earth walls, interpretation of piezo-cone
penetration test data, interpretation pile integrity test (PIT) results, and construction quality controlling of
soil fills
Name of the Assignment or the Project: Cut Slope Design for Project No 3: Land reclamation works:
Prima Ceylon Ltd, Trincomalee
Year: January 2013 to date
Location: Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
Client: Prima Ceylon Pvt. Ltd
Main Project Features: A 30m high cut-cut slope for the land reclamation for the Prima factory complex
in Trincomalee
Position Held: Geotechnical Engineer
Activities Performed: Interpretation of the ground condition from borehole and laboratory investigations,
design of a 30m high cut slope in a residual soil formation consisting of completely weathered rock and
moderately weathered rock (interim design report submitted)
Name of the Assignment or the Project: Design of the earth retaining system and soil filling work for the
sustainable power sector support project new Galle power transmission development project
Year: March to June 2013
Location: Galle, Sri Lanka

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Client: M/S ESTA International (Private) Limited


Main Project Features: Earth retaining systems inclusive of gravity and cantilever retaining walls in
weak ground conditions, and design of earth filling work
Position Held: Geotechnical Engineer
Activities Performed: Interpretation of the ground condition from borehole and laboratory investigations,
design of gravity and cantilever retaining walls in weak ground conditions, design of earth filling work,
preparation of method statements for soil compaction and backfilling
Name of the Assignment or the Project: Southern Expressway Project - Package II
Year: April 2007 to April 2008)
Location: Dodangoda - Kurudugahahethapma
Employer: Taise Corporation, Japan
Main Project features: An expressway through very thick soft soil deposits connecting Colombo and
Matara
Position Held: Geotechnical Consultant
Activities Performed:
Work involved analysis of the stability of the existing slopes and designing stabilization measures, design
of soft ground treatment for road embankment construction using Compacted Vacuum Consolidation
(CVC) & preloading with Prefabricated Vertical Drains (PVD), design of road embankments using geo-
textiles, interpretation of piezo-cone penetration test data, interpretation of cross-hole sonic logging test
results

Name of the Assignment or the Project: Proposed lotus tower project


Year: August 2012 to date
Location: Colombo
Employer: Sri Lanka Telecommunication Regulatory Commission/project management unit, University
of Moratuwa
Main Project Features: Toll tower on a raft foundation placed on the rock at about 10m depth and
structural piles supporting the tower base. An earth retaining system for the raft construction consisting of
contiguous pile wall surrounded by grout piles retaining about 10m high soil with a water table difference
of about 9m inside the excavation.
Position Held: Geotechnical consultant
Activities Performed: Reviewing of the design of the foundation for the tower and earth retaining system
for the excavation for the foundation. Construction supervision of the foundation and earth retaining
system.

Name of the Assignment or the Project: Proposed east container terminal Colombo Harbour
development project
Year: August 2011 to date
Location: Colombo
Employer: Sri Lanka Ports Authority
Main Project Features: Design of a 20m high quay wall to retain the jetty for the east terminal in the
Colombo Harbor
Position Held: Geotechnical consultant
Activities Performed: Providing consultancy services for planning and interpretation of off shore site
investigation data, and design of quay wall.

Name of the Assignment or the Project: Design of the soft ground treatment for the proposed warehouse
complex in Wattala
Year: Dec 2012 to date
Location: Wattala
Employer: Sri Lanka Ports Authority
Main Project Features: A warehouse complex over a very thick peaty (> 13m) soil deposit in the
Muthurajawela Marsh.
Position Held: Geotechnical consultant
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Activities Performed: Providing consultancy services for planning and interpretation of site investigation
data, and design of soft ground improvement programme.

Name of the Assignment or the Project: Geotechnical consultancy services


Year: 2004 – to date
Location: Throughout Sri Lanka
Employer: Engineering Laboratory Services Ltd, Sri Lanka
Main Project features:
Position Held: Geotechnical consultant
Activities Performed:
Work involved preparation of site investigation reports, interpretation of the subsurface conditions using
SPT, CPTu, Vane shear, plate load test & laboratory testing and giving both shallow and deep foundation
recommendations for more than 100 local projects.

Name of the Assignment or the Project: Geotechnical consultancy services


Year: 2004 – to date
Location: Republic of Maldives
Employer: Engineering Laboratory Services Ltd, Sri Lanka
Main Project features:
Position Held: Geotechnical consultant
Activities Performed:
Work involved preparation of site investigation reports, interpretation of the subsurface conditions using
SPT, plate load test & laboratory testing and giving foundation recommendations for more than 30 projects
in the Republic of Maldives.

Name of the Assignment or the Project:


Year: 2002 to date
Location: Throughout Sri Lanka
Employer: National Building Research Organization (NBRO)
Main Project features:
Position Held: Geotechnical consultant
Activities Performed:
Work involved planning, and supervision of site investigation programs; interpreting the subsurface
conditions (based on borehole log, SPT, CPT), and giving both shallow and deep foundation
recommendations for more than 40 projects; design of shallow & deep foundations; slope stability
analysis; and recommendations for road pavement construction.

Name of the Assignment or the Project: Proposed Telecommunication tower at Talawakele


Year: November 2006 to January 2007
Location: Talawakele
Employer: IGTL Solution Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd
Main Project features: Assessing stability of the natural slope after construction of the tower and
designing of the foundation for the tower
Position Held: Geotechnical consultant
Activities Performed: Assessing the stability of the natural slope without and with tower and proposing
mitigatory measures, design of the foundations for the tower on a natural slope

Name of the Assignment or the Project: Solideal Loadstar Rehabilitation Trust (SLRT) – Housing
Development Project at Weligama, Matara
Year: September 2006 to October 2006
Location: Weligama, Matara
Employer: Solideal Loadstar Rehabilitation Trust (SLRT)
Main Project features: Assessing stability of the natural slopes in the Solideal Loadstar Rehabilitation
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Trust (SLRT) – Housing Development Project at Weligama, Matara


Position Held: Geotechnical consultant
Activities Performed: Assessing the stability of the natural slope after construction of the housing scheme
and proposing mitigatory measures

Name of the Assignment or the Project: Rehabilitation of Sidhartha Secondary School Balapitiya for
the UNOPS Sri Lanka
Year: March 2006 to May 2006
Location: Balapitiya
Employer: UNOPS Sri Lanka
Main Project features: Designing the foundations for the proposed auditorium and the three storey
building on a compressible organic soil deposit
Position Held: Geotechnical consultant

Name of the Assignment or the Project: Initial Environmental Examination Assessment for the proposed
hotel project at Kahanmodara, Tangalle
Year: December 2011.
Location: Tangalle
Employer:
Main Project Features:
Position Held: Geotechnical consultant
Activities Performed: Preliminary site investigation and collection of geotechnically related information,
interpretation of available information to identify environmental impacts related to geotechnical
engineering and recommendation of mitigatory measures

Name of the Assignment or the Project: Feasibility study for the proposed Horana – Panadura Rail track
and extension of the Kelani-valley rail track to Hambanthota
Year: March 2008 to date
Location: Horana – Panadura
Employer: Sri Lanka Railway/University of Moratuwa
Main Project features: A new railway connection to Horana
Position Held: Geotechnical consultant
Activities Performed: Identification of feasible traces connecting Horana and the existing railway
network considering anticipated geotechnical issues such as the stability of the natural slopes,
identification of strengths and weaknesses of the selected traces based on the geotechnical considerations
and assessment

Name of the Assignment or the Project: Initial Environmental Examination Assessment for the proposed
Digasiri hospital project at Kandy
Year: 2012
Location: Kandy
Employer: Digasiri Hospitals (Pvt) Ltd
Main Project Features: A multi stroey building complex for a hospital in the hill country
Position held: Geotechnical consultant
Activities Performed: Preliminary site investigation and collection of geotechnically related information,
interpretation of available information to identify environmental impacts related to geotechnical
engineering and recommendation of mitigatory measures

Name of the Assignment or the Project: Environmental Impact Assessment for the proposed Ippanthive
Holiday Resort
Year: September 2009 to date
Location: Ippanthive, Kalpitiya
Employer: MG Consultants (Pvt.) Ltd
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Main Project Features: Proposed holiday resort is located in an isolated island off Kalpitiya
Position Held: Geotechnical consultant
Activities Performed: Preliminary site investigation and collection of geotechnically related information,
interpretation of available information to identify environmental impacts related to geotechnical
engineering and recommendation of mitigatory measures

Name of the Assignment or the Project: Environmental Impact Assessment for the proposed Passikuda
National Holiday Resort
Year: September 2009
Location: Passikuda
Employer: MG Consultants (Pvt.) Ltd
Main Project Features: A 50 acre holiday resort with all amenities
Position Held: Geotechnical consultant
Activities Performed: Preliminary site investigation and collection of geotechnically related information,
interpretation of available information to identify environmental impacts related to geotechnical
engineering and recommendation of mitigatory measures

Name of the Assignment or the Project: Investigation the extraction of landfill gases from Municipal
Solid Waste landfills
Year: April 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Funded by: Endeavour Fellowship, Government of Australia
Main Project Features: Numerical modeling of emission of landfill gas from Municipal Solid Waste
landfills to optimize extraction process
Position Held: Research Fellow
Activities Performed: Numerical modeling of emission of landfill gas from Municipal Solid Waste
landfills

Name of the Assignment or the Project: Investigation of pile foundations in layered residual formations
under earthquake forces
Year: September 2008
Location: London, UK
Funded by: Association of Commonwealth Universities, UK
Main Project Features: Numerical modeling of pile foundations in layered residual formations under
earthquake forces
Position Held: Research Fellow
Activities Performed: Numerical modeling of pile foundations in layered residual formations under
earthquake forces

Name of the Assignment or the Project: Feasibility Study for the Extension Project of the Southern rail
track
Year: January 2007 - September 2007
Location: Matara - Kataragama
Employer: Sri Lanka Railways/University of Moratuwa
Main Project features: A high speed railway line connecting Kataragama to the existing rail network
Position Held: Geotechnical consultant
Activities Performed: Identification of feasible traces connecting the existing railway network and
Kataragama city considering anticipated geotechnical issues using GIS, identification of strengths and
weaknesses of the selected traces based on the geotechnical considerations and assessment

Name of the Assignment or the Project: Environmental Impact Assessment of the proposed Combined
Cycle Power Plant project, Kerawalapitiya
Year: September 2006 to February 2007
Location: Kerawalapitiya, Wattala
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Employer: Ceylon Electricity board


Main Project features: A complete powerhouse complex on filled marshy land
Position Held: Geotechnical consultant
Activities Performed: Preliminary site investigation and collection of geotechnically related information,
interpretation of available information to identify environmental impacts related to geotechnical
engineering and recommendation of mitigatory measures

Name of the Assignment or the Project: Strategic Environment Master Plan for the Hambantota District
Year: November 2006 to April 2007
Location: Hambantota
Employer: Central Environment Authority
Main Project features:
Position Held: Geotechnical consultant
Activities Performed: Preliminary site investigation and collection of geotechnically related information,
identification of locations for municipal solid waste landfills, Assessment of the selected sites considering
geotechnically related environmental parameters

Name of the Assignment or the Project: Rapid Environmental Assessment of Sites Identified for Donor-
driven Housing Program in Sri Lanka for Resettlement of Families Displaced by Tsunami
Year: April to October 2006
Location: Galle, Kalutara districts
Employer: University of Moratuwa
Main Project features:
Position Held: Geotechnical consultant
Activities Performed: Preliminary site investigation and collection of geotechnically related information,
interpretation of available information to identify environmental impacts related to geotechnical
engineering and recommendation of mitigatory measures

Name of the Assignment or the Project: Supplementary Environmental Impact Assessment, Southern
Expressway Project
Year: January 2005 to December 2006
Location: Kottawa to Matara
Employer: Road Development Authority/University of Moratuwa
Main Project features:
Position Held: Geotechnical consultant
Activities Performed: Preliminary site investigation and collection of geotechnically related information,
field investigations and collection of subsurface information, interpretation of available information to
identify environmental impacts related to geotechnical engineering and recommendation of mitigatory
measures

Name of the Assignment or the Project: Pre-feasibility & Feasibility study on amendments to the
selected road traces of the Alternative Highway between Colombo & Kandy and Outer Circular Highway
to the City of Colombo
Year: April 2005 to January 2007
Location: Kaduwel - Kadawatha
Employer: Road Development Authority/University of Moratuwa
Main Project features:
Position Held: Geotechnical consultant
Activities Performed: Selection of the alternative traces for proposed highways considering the
geotechnical aspects using GIS, identification of strengths and weaknesses of the selected traces based on
the geotechnical considerations and assessment

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Name of the Assignment or the Project: N/A


Year: 1990 to date
Location: Sri Lanka
Employer: Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa
Main Project features: N/A
Position Held: Professor/ Senior Lecturer/ Assistant Lecturer
Activities Performed: Teaching, research, consultancy in geotechnical engineering, and in charge of the
Geotechnical Engineering Laboratories at the Department of Civil Engineering

Fellowship Research Projects

1. Research Fellow, Imperial College London, worked on a research project titled “Investigation of pile
foundations in layered residual formations under earthquake forces” (September 2008 – April 2009).

2. Research Fellow, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, worked on a research project titled
“Investigation the extraction of landfill gases from Municipal Solid Waste landfills” (April 2010 –
September 2010).

Publications:

Books
1. Thilakasiri, H. S., Construction and Testing of Piles, 1 st edition, Sarasavi Publishes, Nugegoda, Sri
Lanka, 2009.
2. Thilakasiri, H. S., Identification of Defective Piles and Remedial Measures, 1 st edition, 2009.

Refereed Journal and Conference papers


More than thirty refereed publications related to geotechnical engineering in international and local
journals, and conferences. Research topics covered include Soft ground treatment, engineering
properties of organic soil deposits, design, construction and testing (PDA and PIT) of deep
foundation, use of GIS in geotechnical engineering design/

Research Publications in Non-refereed Journals, symposiums and Conferences


More than ten publications related to geotechnical engineering in Non-refereed journals, conferences and
symposia.

Presentations at conferences, meetings of professional associations etc.


More than thirty presentations at conferences, meetings of professional associations etc.

9. Certification:

I, the undersigned, certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, these data correctly describe me,
my qualifications, and my experience.

Full Hewage Saman Thilakasiri

06th January 2014

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