GEOTECHNICAL SPECIFICATION OF AMERICAN AND KAZAKHSTAN STANDARDS IN PILE TESTING
Keywords:Pile, test, Standard, Methodic Comparison
Pile foundations become more essential during the construction of mega projects of the new
capital of Kazakhstan–Astana. Many advanced pile technologies are appearing today. Unfortunately,
Kazakhstan Standards have not a recommendation for modern pile design, testing and quality control
methods. This paper presents methodic of the testing pile by ASTM D8169 (USA) standard and the State
Standard 5686-94 (Kazakhstan). The methodic of testing piles by these standards have some differences.
Discussion of using control equipment, technological features of the aforementioned methodic shall be
important for the understanding of different points. The paper includes the results of piles of static tests using
ASTM standards. The recommendations for the future modernization of Kazakhstan Standards have been
given. It was concluded that the tests conducted according to the requirements of American standards which
have made them more accurate and reliable.