CMC vs Piles : Ground improvement solutions to replace traditional piling system?


CMC vs Piles : Ground improvement solutions to replace traditional piling system?

Let’s talk about how ground improvement solutions can be used as  alternative to traditional piling system!

In the dynamic landscape of construction, ground improvement techniques have become pivotal for enhancing soil properties and ensuring stable foundations. Among these methods, Controlled Modulus Columns (CMC) emerges as a game-changer, offering a cost-efficient and rapid alternative to traditional piling systems.

Ground improvement techniques play a crucial role in construction projects, addressing soil challenges and optimizing foundation performance. Traditionally, piling systems were the go-to solution for stabilizing weak soils and supporting heavy structures. However, advancements in ground engineering have paved the way for innovative alternatives like CMC.

CMC: The Modern and Effective Solution

Controlled Modulus Columns (CMC) represent a paradigm shift in ground improvement technology. Unlike conventional piling methods that involve extensive drilling or driving of deep foundations, CMC offers a non-invasive approach. By injecting a cement-based mixture directly into the soil, CMC creates strong, vertical columns that reinforce the ground and enhance its load-bearing capacity.

Advantages of CMC over traditional piles:

  1. Cost Efficiency : CMC typically requires fewer materials and labour hours compared to traditional piling systems, resulting in significant cost savings for construction projects.
  2. Time Savings : The rapid installation and consolidation process of CMC expedite project timelines, allowing for faster project completion and reduced construction durations.
  3. Minimal Environmental Impact : CMC minimizes soil disturbance and displacement, preserving the natural ecosystem and reducing environmental footprint.
  4. Versatility : CMC is adaptable to various soil types and site conditions, making it suitable for a wide range of construction projects.

CMC as a Replacement for Traditional Piling System

Across the construction industry, CMC has garnered widespread acclaim for its effectiveness and efficiency. Menard has successfully utilized CMC to replace traditional piling systems in some of our projects, achieving superior results in terms of stability, durability, and cost-effectiveness.­­

Private Villa, Elite TownMenard Cambodia

In a prestigious residential project in Phnom Penh’s Elite Town, Menard Cambodia opted to replace traditional bored piles with Controlled Modulus Columns (CMC).

This innovative approach not only met the project’s requirements but also yielded substantial time and cost savings compared to conventional methods. By utilizing CMC, the project was completed swiftly within three weeks, using only one machine, thereby enhancing project efficiency and cost-effectiveness. In contrast, the implementation of bored piles and sheet piles would have necessitated a total works period of six weeks and the use of two different types of equipment.

Menard Asia is a specialist geotechnical EPC contractor offering ground improvement and remediation works in Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Bangladesh, CambodiaPhilippines, Thailand and other South-East Asia Countries.

Contact Menard in your country to consult more on how our ground improvement techniques can provide you with the best solution to build a stable foundation for your next construction projects.

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