BS EN 12699:2015 - Execution of special geotechnical works. Displacement piles

BS EN 12699:2015

Execution of special geotechnical works. Displacement piles

Status : Current, Under review   Published : April 2015



1.1 This European Standard establishes general principles for the execution of displacement piles, that means piles which are installed in the ground without excavation or removal of material from the ground except for limiting heave and/or limiting vibration as well as removal of obstructions or to assist penetration.

Piles are driven into the ground using impact, vibration, pressing, screwing or a combination of these methods.

1.2 The material of displacement piles covered by this European Standard can be:

  • steel;

  • cast iron;

  • concrete, mortar;

  • timber;

  • grout;

  • combination of above.

1.3 This European Standard covers prefabricated, cast in situ, or a combination of these methods to form displacement piles of regular shape.

Examples are given in Figure A.2 and Figure A.3.

1.4 Displacement piles may be installed in soils enhanced by ground improvement techniques. The ground improvement can be executed before, at the same time or after installation of the piles.

1.5 Other than practical considerations there are for the purpose of this European Standard no limitations regarding cross section dimensions, shaft or base enlargements, length or rake.

1.6 The provisions of this European Standard apply to:

  • single piles;

  • pile groups;

  • concrete sheet piles.

1.7 Columns constructed by ground improvement techniques (such as mixed in situ columns, jet grouting, compaction grouting, vibro flotation, stone columns) are not covered by this European Standard. Bored piles are covered in EN 1536. Steel and timber sheet pile walls are covered in EN 12063. Micropiles are covered in EN 14199.

Standard NumberBS EN 12699:2015
TitleExecution of special geotechnical works. Displacement piles
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date30 April 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN ISO 11960, EN 10249, ISO 11960, EN 10219, EN 10083-3, EN 10248, ISO 9606-1, ISO 14341, EN 1991, EN 1993, EN 1997-1, EN ISO 18276, ISO/DIS 22477-10:2014, ISO/DIS 22477-1:2005, EN 1992, EN 10080, ISO 18276:2017, EN 206:2013, ISO 9692-2, ISO 4063, ISO 17660-1, EN 1090-2, prEN ISO 22477-10:2014, EN ISO 2560, EN 10083-1, EN 10025, ISO 2560, EN 1998, EN ISO 5817, EN 1996, EN 1990, EN 12794, EN 1995, prEN ISO 22477-1:2006, EN 10210, EN ISO 17660-1, EN ISO 9606-1, EN ISO 9692-1, EN ISO 14341, EN 10083-2, ISO 5817, EN ISO 4063, EN 1997-2, EN 1999, EN 16228, EN ISO 9692-2, ISO 9692-1, EN 13670, EN 1994
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 934-2, EN 1536, EN 12063, EN 14199, EN 10204
ReplacesBS EN 12699:2001
International RelationshipsEN 12699:2015
Draft Superseded By13/30280740 DC
DescriptorsStructural systems, Site investigations, Soil mechanics, Excavations, Piles, Concretes, Pile driving, Piling, Design, Cast-iron, Steels, Construction operations, Wood, Excavating, Grouting
Title in FrenchExécution des travaux géotechniques spéciaux. Pieux avec refoulement du sol
Title in GermanAusführung von Arbeiten im Spezialtiefbau. Verdrängungspfähle
ISBN978 0 580 82494 4
File Size1.57 MB

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