BS 6349-1-1:2013 Maritime works. General. Code of practice for planning and design for operations

BS 6349-1-1:2013

Maritime works. General. Code of practice for planning and design for operations

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : September 2013



What is this standard about?

It gives recommendations and guidance on general criteria relevant to the planning, design, construction and maintenance of structures and facilities set in the maritime environment. 

Who is this standard for?

  • The maritime industry
  • Maritime engineers/architects/surveyors/construction industry 
  • Infrastructure and environmental engineers for ports
  • Project management consultants for maritime/ports
  • Port authorities
  • Private consultancies
  • Planning agencies
  • Manufacturers and suppliers of fenders and vessel berthing products

Why should you use this standard? 

It is part of the extensive suite of standards covering maritime works and gives recommendations and guidance in respect of environmental and operational matters that need to be considered in planning and designing such works.

It includes a description of the various physical environmental conditions that need to be considered for investigation at a coastal site. It also gives information and guidance on methods of survey and data collection.

This standard applies to coastal, nearshore, estuarine and inland marine facilities for safe navigation, berthing, mooring, loading, unloading and servicing of ships, barges and other forms of waterborne transport and the associated infrastructure, equipment and works at the ship-shore interface. It is also useful for other civil infrastructure works at the waterfront or coastal margin such as dredging, reclamation, shoreline and coastal management works and to recreational infrastructure such as marinas.

This standard does not cover offshore structures for the petroleum and natural gas industries, which are specified in BS EN ISO 19900 and BS EN ISO 19901. It also does not cover recommendations for ground investigation, which are given in BS 6349-1-3.

What’s changed since the last update?

Together with BS 6349-1-2, BS 6349-1-3 and BS 6349-1-4, this part of BS 6349 replaces BS 6349-1:2000. It has been revised to align with current best practice. The main changes in respect of the planning and design content are:

  • Reduction of informative content, with informative guidance separated from recommendations• General updating of reference documents to reflect latest practice
  • Normative referencing of specific PIANC documents• General updating in respect of survey and data acquisition methods in line with latest technical developments of best practice, including the adoption of IHO Standards for Hydrographic Surveys for navigation
  • Increased emphasis on environmental, safety and operational matters in planning and design
  • Updating of recommendations and guidance on use of physical and numerical modelling and in ship simulation for design purposes in line with latest practice
  • Inclusion of additional information on key ship dimensions for preliminary design and planning

Standard NumberBS 6349-1-1:2013
TitleMaritime works. General. Code of practice for planning and design for operations
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date30 September 2013
Confirm Date01 May 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS 6349-4, BS 6349-1:2000, BS EN 1990, BS 6349-8, BS EN ISO 14001, BS 6349-1-3
Informative References(Provided for Information)Docks Regulations 1988, 2000/59/EC, BS EN ISO 28460, Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009, Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, BS 6349-7, Docks Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1989, Port Security Regulations 2009, BS EN ISO 19901, BS 6349-2, BS 6349-6, (Northern Ireland) 2007, BS EN ISO 19900, BS 6349-1-2, Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007, BS 6349-3, BS 6349-1-4, ISO 21650:2007, BS 6349-5
ReplacesBS 6349-1:2000
Draft Superseded By13/30250705 DC
DescriptorsOffshore construction works, Marine environment, Planning, Maritime structures, Oceanography, Structural design, Ocean waves, Construction materials, Structural geology, Loading, Construction works, Soil mechanics, Dynamic oceanography, Maintenance
ISBN978 0 580 76228 4
File Size4.48 MB

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