Module 4: Earthquake resistant foundation design

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About this document

  • Published on 29 November 2021
  • Updated on 29 November 2021
  • Of interest to Building consent authorities, Engineers
  • ISBN: 978-0-947524-47-0 (Print) / 978-0-947524-48-7 (Online)

Introduction

Module 4 of the Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering Practice guidelines provides the principles for good foundation design, including up-to-date practice and implementation of Royal Commission recommendations.

Contents

Developed jointly by MBIE and the New Zealand Geotechnical Society, Module 4 is part of the Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering Practice series and relates specifically to earthquake resistant foundation design.

Developed jointly by MBIE and the New Zealand Geotechnical Society, the module is part of the Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering Practice series and relates specifically to earthquake hazards.

High level changes in this version include

  • Additions and changes to Section 6 – Deep Foundation design
    • Updated advice about process to consider kinematic effects for deep piles with liquefaction.
  • Appendix A: A worked example of the design of shallow foundations for a three-storey building has been included
  • Minor content revisions, clarifications and updates, including consideration and incorporation of relevant existing feedback.

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Resources

The US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration website has the following publications:

  • Bored piles
  • Driven piles

NZ Transport Agency's Detailed Design Guidance for Piled Bridges at Sites Prone to Liquefaction and Lateral Spreading

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