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BD-RP

Central Data Bank


List of Construction Systems

A. General
Department:

Buildings

Type of construction
system:

Recognized Types of Piles

Applications:

Foundation for Private Building Works

B. Acceptance criteria
The use of the recognized types of piles for building works shall
comply with the Buildings Ordinance and subsidiary regulations
and the requirements of relevant Practice Notes for Authorized
Persons and Registered Structural Engineers and Practice Notes
for Registered Contractors.
The structural details and calculations for the piling plans shall be
prepared and signed by a Registered Structural Engineer who
shall also supervise the installation of the piles.
The Registered Structural Engineer shall consider the applicability
of the proposed piling system to a building site according to the
ground conditions and environs.
The foundation capacity of the pile shall be determined by
recognized foundation engineering principles with an adequate
factor of safety appropriate to the type of pile, taking into account
the nature of ground and probable differential and total settlement
effects.
Buildings Department may impose requirements on test
installation, proof tests and quality assurance on materials and
workmanship when giving approval to the piling plans.

BD-RP

List of Recognized Types of Piles


Ref. No.
BD-RP001
BD-RP002
BD-RP003
BD-RP004
BD-RP005
BD-RP006
BD-RP007
BD-RP008
BD-RP009
BD-RP010

Description of Pile Types


Driven Cast-In-Place Concrete Pile
Small Diameter Bored Cast-In-Place Concrete Pile
Large Diameter Bored Cast-In-Place Concrete Pile
Barrette Pile
Hand-Excavated Cast-In-Place Concrete Pile (Hand-Dug
Caisson)
Precast Reinforced Concrete Pile
Precast Prestressed Spun Concrete Pile
Precast Prestressed Spun Concrete Pile with In-Situ Infill
Precast Prestressed Concrete Pile (Precon Pile)

(obsolete)

Driven Steel Bearing Piles including H-piles and Pipe Piles (BS4360 Grade
50B and below)

BD-RP011

Driven Steel Bearing H-Pile (BS4360 Grade 55C)

Date of Pasting on
CDB
18/01/2005
18/01/2005
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18/01/2005

( obsolete with the


phasing out of
BS4360 on
31.8.2007 )
( obsolete with the
phasing out of
BS4360 on
31.8.2007 )

(obsolete)

BD-RP012
BD-RP013
BD-RP014
BD-RP015
BD-RP016
BD-RP017
BD-RP018
BD-RP019

Steel Pile in pre-bored Hole


Precast Steel Spun Concrete Composite Pile
Micropile
Minipile
Driven Non-Negative Skin Friction Steel Pipe Pile
Rock Penetration Composite Piles Types I to III
Driven Steel Bearing Piles including H-piles and Pipe Piles
( sections of yield strength not more than 355 MPa to BS EN
10025-2 or equivalent )
Driven Steel Bearing H-Pile ( grade S450J0 to BS EN 10025-2 or
equivalent )

Remarks/Comments

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21/04/2006
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