Foundation Code 2004

Foundation Code 2004 - The Government of the Hong Kong...

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i © The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region First published: October 2004 Prepared by: Buildings Department 12/F-18/F Pioneer Centre 750 Nathan Road Mongkok, Kowloon Hong Kong Drafting Committee: Chairman : Ir K K Choy Buildings Department Members : Ir Paul T C Pang Buildings Department Ir W W Li Architectural Services Department Ir Vincent S H Tse Civil Engineering & Development Department Ir S C Lam Housing Department Ir Francis W C Kung Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Ir Dr James C W Lau Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Ir Dr J W Pappin Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Ir H K Ng Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Ir W H Lee Hong Kong Construction Association Ir Philco N K Wong Hong Kong Construction Association Ir Peter K K Lee University of Hong Kong Secretary : Ir M L Cheng Buildings Department (The following persons had also served the Drafting Committee at its early stage : Ir K S So (ex-Chairman), Ir C W Kwong (ex-Secretary), Ir J Davies, Ir J K K Sher, Ir K M Tsang, Ir N M Walsh and Ir R A M Watkins) This Code of Practice is available for viewing in the Buildings Department website at http://www.info.gov.hk under the “Codes of Practice and Design Manuals” page of the “Publications” section. The document may be downloaded subject to terms and conditions stipulated in the website.
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ii FOREWORD This Code of Practice provides guidelines for the professionals and practitioners on design, analysis and construction of foundations. It was prepared by the Drafting Committee for the Code of Practice for Foundations convened by the Buildings Department. This Code of Practice is based on the requirements of the Buildings Ordinance and related regulations, and has taken into account the local conditions, work practice and development of new technologies in analysis, design and construction of foundations. Although this Code of Practice is not a statutory document, the compliance with the requirements of this Code of Practice is deemed to satisfy the relevant provisions of the Buildings Ordinance and related regulations. The contributions and efforts given by the invited members of the Drafting Committee in the preparation of this Code of Practice are greatly appreciated.
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iii Contents Page No. 1. General . ............................................................................................. 1 1.1 Scope . .............................................................................................. 1 1.2 Definitions . .......................................................................................... 1 1.3 Abbreviations . ..................................................................................... 3 2. General Design Requirements . ....................................................... 4 2.1 General . ........................................................................................... 4 2.1.1 Basic Requirements . .................................................................... 4 2.1.2 Compatibility of Design and Construction . .................................... 4 2.1.3 Classification of Soils and Rocks . ................................................... 4 2.2 Allowable Bearing Pressure, Bond or Friction of Ground . .………. ... 4 2.2.1 Rational Design Method . ................................................................. 5 2.2.2 Presumed Values . ............................................................................ 5 2.2.3 In-Situ Testing Method . ................................................................... 8 2.2.4 Other Methods . ................................................................................ 8 2.3 Settlement . ........................................................................................... 8 2.3.1 Estimation of Settlement . ................................................................ 8 2.3.2 Acceptable Settlement . ................................................................ 9 2.4 Structures on Newly Reclaimed Land . ............................................... 9 2.4.1 General Design Rules . ..................................................................... 9 2.4.2 Alternative Approach . ..................................................................... 10 2.4.3 Long-term Monitoring and/or Maintenance . .................................. 10 2.5 Structural Requirements . .................................................................... 10 2.5.1 General . ............................................................................................ 10 2.5.2 Design Loads . .................................................................................. 11 2.5.3 Resistance to Sliding, Uplift and Overturning. ................................ 11 2.5.4 Resistance to Buoyancy . .................................................................. 11 2.5.5 Materials and Stresses . .................................................................... 12 2.6 Corrosion Protection of Foundations .
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