CODE OF PRACTICE FOR FOUNDATION ENGINEERING

This code is applicable to building constructions, structure and parts of structures whose mode of operation and influences are substantially dependent on the strength and deformation properties of soil. Examples of structures to which this code is applicable include: anchorages, bridge piers, excavations, dams, cofferdams, foundations, culverts, floors and pavements, earthworks, basement walls, bulkheads, underground pipelines, pile groups, locks, retaining walls, caissons, tunnels, and drydocks. Units and notations used in the code are listed, and the functional requirements covered by the code are noted. The level of the project and the nature of the structure determine the character and extent of the investigations. Geotechnical investigations are necessary in order to obtain sufficient knowledge of the soil conditions and groundwater problems to satisfy the functional requirements in the code. The basis for geotechnical calculations are set forth and geotechnical calculations relating to footing foundations, pile foundations, earth pressure and stability are covered. Design and construction principles are also covered.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Danish Geotechnical Institute

    1 Maglebjergvej
    DK-2800 Lyngby,   Denmark 
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References;
  • Pagination: 52 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189460
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Bulletin No. 32
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM