BS 6031:2009

Code of practice for earthworks

Standard Number BS 6031:2009
Title Code of practice for earthworks
Publication Date
Replaces BS 6031:1981
Descriptors The structure for this document reflects the actual processes that might be followed on a typical project to deliver the earthworks. In practice earthworks design is an iterative process where design decisions are often taken by various parties (employer, consultant, main contractor, sub-contractors and construction validation team).
This standard gives recommendations and guidance for unreinforced earthworks forming part of general civil engineering construction, with the exception of dams. This standard also gives recommendations and guidance for temporary excavations such as trenches and pits.
Keywords Earthworks, Land retention works, Construction engineering works, Design, Management, Risk assessment, Occupational safety, Site investigations, Soils, Classification systems, Soil mechanics, Structural design, Stability, Mathematical calculations, Design calculations, Shear strength, Embankments, Excavations, Trenches, Excavating, Landscaping, Drainage, Surface-water drainage, Ground-water drainage, Roads, Maintenance, Inspection, Construction equipment
Title in French Code de bonne pratique pour les travaux de terrassement
Title in German Richtlinie fuer den Erdbau
Pages 128
File Size 2,55 MB
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