The purpose of this document is to give guidance for the design and construction of piles in Hong Kong. It is aimed at professionals and supervisory personnel involved in the design and construction of piles. An introduction is provided in Chapter 1. An outline of geological conditions pertinent to piling is given in Chapter 2, along with guidance on the scope of site investigations required for the design of piles. Guidance on the types of piles commonly used in Hong Kong is given in Chapter 3. Factors to be considered in choosing the most appropriate pile type and the issue of design responsibility are discussed in Chapter 4. Guidance on methods of designing single piles and methods of assessing pile movement are given in Chapter 5. The design of pile groups and their movement are covered in Chapter 6. Given the nature of the geology of the urban areas of Hong Kong where granular soils predominate, emphasis has been placed on the design of piles in granular soil and weathered rock, although pile design in clay has also been outlined for use in areas underlain by argillaceous rock. A summary of pile construction techniques commonly used in Hong Kong and a discussion on the range of potential construction problems, together with possible precautionary measures that may be adopted, are given in Chapter 7. Chapter 8 describes the types of, and procedures for, static and dynamic load tests commonly used in Hong Kong.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Government of Hong Kong

    Geotechnical Engineering Office, 101 Princess Margaret Road
    Homantin, Kowloon, Hong Kong  China 
  • Publication Date: 1996-6


  • English

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 348 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00727361
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: GEO Publication No. 1/96
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1996 12:00AM