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The e-Pile Schedule: An Overview

The Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) has recorded a presentation for the Institute of Structural Engineers, titled “The e-pile schedule: an overview”.

Authored by Mark Pennington, the presentation, which can be viewed on the Institution of Structural Engineers’ website, looks at the benefits of using the electronic pile schedule and whilst pile design to Eurocode 7 has been implemented in the UK since March 2010, the industry has not universally adopted a suitable format for issuing pile loading information.

It is widely acknowledged, the requirements of Eurocode design can result in pile load schedules, with at least ten different characteristic actions and the lack of consistency, completeness and clarity of the various schedules creates unnecessary confusion in pile design and results in determination of incorrect pile sizes. The use of the e-pile schedule can overcome this problem.

As well as an overview of the schedule and benefits of using it, the presentation, which includes worked examples, illustrates how standard processes can benefit a project too.

The presentation can be viewed here https://tinyurl.com/y2senyn9