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Code or guidance for steel piles?

Code or guidance for steel piles?

Code or guidance for steel piles?

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Is there an overarching code or governing document for steel piles (HP, micropile casings, etc.)? For concrete there is ACI 543; I'm hoping there is something similar for steel.

RE: Code or guidance for steel piles?

Plenty of state DOT spec's for steel piles, casings, etc.

RE: Code or guidance for steel piles?

Nothing that I've ever been able to find. Pile design like that seems to fall outside of national codes and into the voodoo world that is geotechnical engineering. State DOT's tend to have the best guidance.

RE: Code or guidance for steel piles?

For the big steel stuff, Trade Arbed Arcellor or whoever they call themselves now, make a lot of piling and they quote all the specs they make it to. This is a good start. For Navy large O.D. pipe piles, we sometimes followed API line pipe specs (5L?)(memory lag here) because they had better seam weld specs for hard driving. In pipe piling alone, there is straight seam, spiral seam, resistance welded, garage welded; it's a jungle out there.

RE: Code or guidance for steel piles?

Take a look also at the UFGS specifications on the WBDG website. They have specs for almost everything there. I find that a good place to start looking for many of the specs sections I use. Their PDFs are free downloads for the whole smack.
Dave

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