Earlier editions of the ICE Specification for Piling and Embedded Retaining Walls have been influential in raising piling standards in the UK and in other places where it is used. The existence of a standard way of executing piling works helps to reduce conflict on site, and enables consultants to design more economically by having confidence in how site works will be carried out.This new document comprises three parts:
PART A: General requirements
This section contains general guidance on the requirements typically necessary for the successful construction of piling and embedded retaining walls. It includes information on the tendering process, design, and on issues such as safety, quality and the environment.
PART B: Specification requirements for piling and embedded retaining walls
This section is the main technical Specification advocated for use on piling and embedded walling works in the UK. It comprises 19 Sections covering the main piling and embedded walling methods, and the most common testing methods and materials used in these types of foundation works.
PART C: Guidance notes on specification requirements for piling and embedded retaining walls
This section provides specific guidance on the use of each of the 19 Sections within the Specification Part B. The guidance collates the experiences of contractors and consultants involved with piling and embedded retaining walls over many years.
This guide is a major advance on earlier editions of the document and numerous updates and changes are accounted for in this new edition. It also incorporates the essential commentary produced by the Federation of Piling Specialists (“the essential guide” from 1999). Consequently, contained in one authoritative document are all the guidance documents needed to prepare and work to this piling and embedded walling specification.