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1808.2.8.3.1.4 Alternative Test Methods
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Load test methods other than those described in Section 1808.2.8.3 may be used subject to the approval of the commissioner where three or more load tests are required. In such case, at least one alternative test shall be performed as a calibration on a static load tested pile or nearby pile driven to comparable resistance. No more than one-half the required number of load tests may be performed by alternative methods. Alternative tests shall be performed under the supervision of an engineer experienced in the methods used. The number of alternative tests shall be at least twice the number of replaced static load tests.
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