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Piling good practice guidance (RP1122)
CIRIA’s suite of piling guides were first published in the mid-70s and 80s and since then there has been tremendous advancement in the range of techniques, plant and equipment and materials used in the construction of piled foundations. There have also been changes to design standards, codes of practice and legislation during this time. These guides were very well received by industry at the time for their effectiveness in educating the reader on a whole range of piling related issues whether they were just starting their career or seasoned professionals.
This project will provide a new guide covering the most important aspects of three key piling guides.
A review of bearing pile types (PG1-1988 2nd Edition).
This will be complementary to ICE Specification for Piling and Embedded Retaining Walls, third edition, 2017.
Review of problems associated with the construction of cast-in-place concrete piles (PG2- Jan 77).
This will include piling techniques such as Continuous Flight Auger (CFA), sectional casing use and
new materials e.g. polymer, which have develop since the original publication.
Survey of problems associated with the installation of displacement piles (PG8-Oct 1980).
This will include bored displacement piles and screw piles.
Download the project proposal below.
Federation of Piling Specialists -
letter of support.
at CIRIA for more information and to get involved.
P3198 Piling Guides v3.pdf
(Adobe PDF File)
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Andy Moores, Research Director