BS 8004:1986 - Code of practice for foundations – BSI British Standards

BS 8004:1986

Code of practice for foundations

Status : Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : September 1986 Replaced By : BS EN 1997-1:2004+A1:2013, BS 8004:2015+A1:2020

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This British Standard code of practice gives recommendations for the design and construction of foundations for the normal range of buildings and engineering structures.

Section two covers the general principles of design; sections three, four, five and seven are concerned with more detailed considerations of the design and installation of the main types of foundations. Sections six, eight and nine relate to site operations and construction processes involved in foundation engineering and section ten describes the factors affecting the durability of the various materials used in foundation structures. Section eleven covers safety precautions. The Standard does not cover foundations for special structures.

This code of practice takes into account the often wide range of solutions to the day to day problems that face those having to take decisions on foundation works and provides recommendations based on commonsense principles to provide the most appropriate and cost effective solution for the satisfactory completion of the Works.

Standard NumberBS 8004:1986
TitleCode of practice for foundations
StatusSuperseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date30 September 1986
Confirm Date01 October 2003
Withdrawn Date30 June 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)Asbestos Regulations 1969, BS 8110:Part 1, Work in Compressed Air (Amendment) Regulations 1960, BS 6543, PD 6484, DIN 4150, BS 5837, BS 4027, BS 5135, BS 4449, Offshore Installations (Diving Operations) Regulations 1974, Construction (Working Places) Regulations 1966, BS 3892, BS 5589, CP 2012:Part 1, CP 116, BS 882, BS 12, Construction (Lifting Operations) Regulations 1961, Construction (Health and Welfare) Regulations 1966, CP 1017, Electricity Regulations 1908, Protection of Eyes Regulations 1974, CP 101, CP 102, Diving Operations Special Regulations 1960, BS 6187, BS 5328, CP 115, Electricity (Factories Act) Special Regulations 1944, BS 4072, BS 4978, BS 4275, CP 1021, Merchant Shipping Act 1974, BS 5607:2017, BS 6699, Woodworking Machines Regulations 1974, CP 114, Construction (General Provisions) Regulations 1961, BS 1377, Factories Act 1961, BS 4461, BS 5493, BS 5930, BS 449, BS 6031, BS 410, Mineral Workings (Offshore Installations) Regulations Act 1971, BS 4360, BS 144, BS 913, BS 6349, Merchant Shipping (Diving Operations) Regulations 1975, Abrasive Wh
Replaced ByBS EN 1997-1:2004+A1:2013, BS 8004:2015+A1:2020
ReplacesCP 101:1972, CP 2004:1972
DescriptorsGround water, Construction operations, Piles, Bibliography, Soil mechanics, Deep foundations, Pneumatic equipment, Underwater construction works, Piling, Durability, Subaqueous foundations, Design, Structural systems, Wood preservation, Underwater technology, Corrosion, Legislation, Underpinning, Pile foundations, Soil bearing capacity, Rocks, Diving-bells, Structural timber, Soil surveys, Demolition, Factor of safety, Pile driving, Dynamic loading, Settlement (foundations), Metals, Ground-water drainage, Wells, Climatic loading, Pad foundations, Foundations, Soils, Steels, Pumps, Caissons, Shallow foundations, Diving, Site investigations, Construction materials, Shoring, Liquid flow, Raft foundations, Buildings, Cofferdams, Structural design, Concretes, Occupational safety, Loading, Strip foundations, Grouting, Stabilized soils, Excavations, Chemical-resistant materials, Ground movement
Title in FrenchFondations. Code de bonne pratique
Title in GermanLeitfaden fuer Fundamente
ISBN0 580 15166 2
File Size2.551 MB
NotesThis standard was withdrawn in error and has now been reinstated as current.

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