BS EN 1997-2:2007 - Eurocode 7. Geotechnical design. Ground investigation and testing – BSI British Standards

BS EN 1997-2:2007

Eurocode 7. Geotechnical design. Ground investigation and testing

Status : Current   Published : April 2007



What is BS EN 1997-2:2007?

BS EN 1997-2 sets out the rules for the planning and reporting of ground investigations, the general requirements for a number of commonly used laboratory and field tests, as well as the interpretation of soil test results. The standard also looks at the derivation of the values of geotechnical parameters and coefficients during construction engineering works. The application of field testing results to design is also covered in BS EN 1997-2.

How does it work?

BS EN 1997-2 looks a variety of aspects that should be taken into account when planning ground investigations, such as construction materials and groundwater. The standard also describes soil and rock sampling, as well as groundwater measurements. Other topics include field testing in soil and rock, laboratory tests and doing a ground investigation report.

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Standard NumberBS EN 1997-2:2007
TitleEurocode 7. Geotechnical design. Ground investigation and testing
Publication Date30 April 2007
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN ISO 22475-1, EN ISO 22476-4, EN ISO 22476-6, EN ISO 14688-2, EN ISO 14689-1, EN ISO 22476-1, EN ISO 22476-5, EN ISO 22476-8, EN ISO 22476-13, EN ISO 22476-7, EN ISO 22476-2, EN ISO 14688-1, EN ISO 22476-3, EN ISO 22476-12, EN ISO 22476-9, EN 1997-1:2004, EN 1990:2002
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
ReplacesDD ENV 1997-2:2000, DD ENV 1997-3:2000, BS 1377-9:1990
International RelationshipsEN 1997-2 Corr 1 (06/10)
Amended ByCorrigendum, October 2010
DescriptorsSoil mechanics, Structural systems, Construction engineering works, Soil sampling, Ground water, Soil testing, Site investigations, Soil classification tests, Structural design, Mechanical testing, Buildings, Physical property measurement, Laboratory testing, Field testing, Soils, Soil surveys, Chemical analysis and testing, Rocks
Title in FrenchEurocode 7. Calcul géotechnique. Reconnaissance des terrains et essais
Title in GermanEurocode 7. Entwurf, Berechnung und Bemessung in der Geotechnik. Erkundung und Untersuchung des Baugrunds
ISBN978 0 580 71872 4
File Size2.381 MB
NotesFollowing publication of the EN, there is a period allowed for national calibration during which the National Annex is issued, followed by a coexistence period of a maximum 3 years. During the coexistence period Member States are encouraged to adapt their national provisions. BS EN 1997-2 will replace BS 5930:1999.

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