~ Pipe piles had two splices in the exposed area of the piles.
~ The Standard Specifications permit no more than 2 splices, but does not specify minimum pile piece length.
~ It was suggested that Contractors make an effort to ensure the splice is driven to an elevation below ground and/or field metalize areas that require corrosion protection repairs.
~ Three companies are approved to perform field metalizing and that Materials and Tests is working to increasing that number.
A/I ~ Structure Design will bring up pile piece lengths and pile splice repairs for discussion at the next AGC-DOT Joint Bridge Committee meeting.