Technical Guidance Note 16 Level 2 - Design of reinforced concrete bored piles (PDF)

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This Note describes the method by which bored piles are designed using current UK practice; BS EN 1997 (Eurocode 7). It explains how to interpret soil conditions and design piles to match what has been discovered following a site investigation.

Technical Guidance Note 16 Level 2 - Design of reinforced concrete bored piles (PDF)

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Piled foundations are one of the first aspects of scheme design a structural engineer needs to consider during a project’s development. It is at this crucial stage that, without any specialist input, the structural engineer must make recommendations based on the typically limited knowledge they have on the subject.

The Note does not address the types of piling systems that are available, nor the technical issues concerning their installation; these questions are covered in Technical Guidance Note Level 1, No. 23 Introduction to piling. The Note explains how to design what is essentially a buried column of concrete to resist forces from the superstructure that are applied to it. It concerns the design of a single pile and not one that is part of a group. For information on how grouped piles differ in their design approach, consult BS 8004:2015 (Clause. 6.3.3).

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Format PDF
Number of pages 5
Publication date March 2018
Publisher IStructE Ltd