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  BU560 Pile foundations

BU560.jpgThe function of a foundation is to provide resistance to the vertical and horizontal loads acting on a building by transferring those forces to the ground.

This bulletin explains the requirements of NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings for pile foundation systems and should be read in conjunction with that document.

The bulletin covers:

  • foundation systems
  • pile foundations, including pile footings and concrete encasement, ordinary piles, driven timber piles, driven timber cantilevered piles, braced pile systems and anchor piles
  • fixings and durability.

Publication date: May 2013 Keywords: concrete, foundations, timber