|Publication Date:||4 June 2011|
This standard is applicable to all types of 'structure', which is defined in BS EN 1990: Basis of structural design as an 'organised combination of connected parts, including fill placed during execution of the construction works, designed to carry loads and provide adequate rigidity'. Thus this standard is applicable to the geotechnical design of all types of building and civil engineering works - such as Earthworks; retaining walls; the foundations, piers, abutments and wing walls of bridges; and foundations to buildings.
This standard does not apply to Track support systems.
The purpose of this standard is to define the requirements for geotechnical designs undertaken for Network Rail