BS 8006-2:2011+A1:2017 Code of practice for strengthened/reinforced soils. Soil nail design

BS 8006-2:2011+A1:2017

Code of practice for strengthened/reinforced soils. Soil nail design

Status : Current   Published : December 2011



What is this standard about?

It provides design guidance for stabilizing soil slopes and faces using soil nails.

Who is this standard for?

  • Civil and geotechnical consultants, engineers, designers, contractors
  • Site inspectors and assessors
  • Operators of national linear infrastructure, e.g. Highways England, Transport Scotland, Welsh Government, Department for Regional Development Northern Ireland, Network Rail
  • Technical managers
  • Suppliers of reinforced soil structures
  • Manufacturers of reinforcement products

Why should you use this standard?

BS 8006-2 gives recommendations and guidance for stabilizing soil slopes and faces using soil nails. It is a code of practice with information pertinent to UK practice. There is no corresponding European or international standard.

Other methods of stabilization using reinforced soil methods are given in BS 8006-1:2010+A1:2016 and both parts might be needed for complex structures. Additional considerations might be required for unusually loaded or high soil nailed slopes, or where they interface with other structures.

NOTE: While BS EN 1997-1+A1:2013:2004 on geotechnical design specifically excludes soil nailing, BS 8006-2 is intended to harmonize the design approach of soil nailing with other geotechnical structures designed using BS EN 1997-1.

What’s changed since the last update?

  • Reduction factors made more consistent
  • Clarification of potentially ambiguous notation in various parts of the standard
  • The advice on atmospheric corrosivity has been updated
  • Site investigation to include BS 5930:2015

Standard NumberBS 8006-2:2011+A1:2017
TitleCode of practice for strengthened/reinforced soils. Soil nail design
Publication Date31 December 2011
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS EN 10080, BS 8006-1:2010, BS EN 14490:2010, BS EN 1997-1:2004, BS EN 197-1:2000, BS EN 196, BS EN 1997-2, BS EN 1992-1-1, BS EN ISO 22475-1, BS EN 1537, BS EN 206-1, BS 8081, BS EN ISO 14689-1, BS EN 1990, BS EN ISO 14688, BS EN 14487, BS EN ISO 22476
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS 8002, BS EN ISO 1461:1999, BS 1377-3
Amended ByAmendment, November 2017; Corrigendum, November 2013; Corrigendum, September 2013
Draft Superseded By17/30359664 DC
DescriptorsTensile strength, Stability, Life (durability), Structural design, Dimensions, Soils, Plastic analysis, Reinforcing materials, Embankments, Earthworks, Foundations, Reinforced materials, Construction materials, Soil testing, Earth fills, Reinforcement, Land retention works, Loading, Factor of safety, Walls, Fasteners, Performance, Microbiological analysis, Maintenance, Design, Soil strength tests
ISBN978 0 580 98317 7
File Size7.695 MB

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