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Earthworks

  • BS 1377-1:1990 Series - Methods of test for soils for civil engineering purposes
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Aggregates & Concrete

  • BS EN 197-1:201 Cement: Composition, specifications and conformity criteria for common cements

     

  • BS1199 & 1200:1976 Spec for building sands from natural sources
    Replaced by BS EN 13139:2002 but remains current
  • BS EN 998-2:2003 Specification for mortar for masonry. Masonry mortar
  • BS EN 459-1:2010 Building lime. Definitions, specifications and conformity criteria

     

  • BS EN 206-1:2000 Concrete: Specification, performance, production and conformity
  • BS EN 206-9:2010 Concrete: Additional rules for self-compacting concrete (SCC)
  • BS 8500-1:2006+A1:2012 Concrete. Complementary British Standard to BS EN 206-1. Method of specifying and guidance for the specifier
  • BS 8500-2:2006+A1:2012 Concrete. Complementary British Standard to BS EN 206-1. Specification for constituent materials and concrete

     

  • BS EN 12620:2013 Aggregates for concrete
  • BS EN 13139:2002 Aggregates for mortar
  • BS EN 13242:2013Aggregates for unbound and hydraulically bound materials for use in civil engineering work and road construction
  • PD 6682-6:2009 Aggregates for unbound and hydraulically bound materials for use in civil engineering works and road construction.
    Guidance on the use of BS EN 13242
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Drainage

  • BS EN 295 Series - Vitrified clay pipes and fittings and pipe joints for drains and sewers:

 

  • Other Clayware Standards
  • BS 65:1991 Specification for vitrified clay pipes, fittings and ducts, also flexible mechanical joints for use solely with surface water pipes and fittings
  • BS 1196:1989 Specification for clayware field drain pipes and junctions

 

  • Plasticware Standards
  • BS EN 1401-1:2009 Plastic piping systems for non-pressure underground drainage and sewerage. Unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-U). Specifications for pipes, fittings and the system
  • DD ENV 1401-3:2001 Plastics piping systems for non-pressure underground drainage and sewerage. Unplasticized poly(vinylchloride) (PVC-U). Guidance for installation

  • BS EN 1852-1:2009 Plastics piping systems for non-pressure underground drainage and sewerage. Polypropylene (PP). Specifications for pipes, fittings and the system
  • DD CEN/TS 1852-3:2003 Plastics piping systems for non-pressure underground drainage and sewerage. Polypropylene (PP). Guidance for installation

  • BS EN 13476-3:2007+A1:2009 Plastics piping systems for non-pressure underground drainage and sewerage. Structured-wall piping systems of unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-U), polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE). Specifications for pipes and fittings with smooth internal and profiled external surface and the system, Type B
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  • BS 4660:2000 Thermoplastics ancillary fittings of nominal sizes 110 and 160 for below ground gravity drainage and sewerage
  • BS 4962:1989 Specification for plastics pipes and fittings for use as subsoil field drains
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  • BS EN 13598-1:2010 Plastics piping systems for non-pressure underground drainage and sewerage. Unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-U), polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE). Specifications for ancillary fittings including shallow inspection chambers
  • BS EN 13598-2:2009 Plastics piping systems for non-pressure underground drainage and sewerage. Unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-U), polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE). Specifications for manholes and inspection chambers in traffic areas and deep underground installations

 

  • BS 5911 - Concrete pipes and ancillary concrete products:
  • - Part 1:2002+A2:2010: Spec for unreinforced & reinforced concrete pipes & fittings with flexible joints
    (complementary to BS EN 1916:2002)
  • - Part 3: Specification for unreinforced and reinforced concrete manholes and soakaways
    (complementary to BS EN 1917:2002)
  • - Part 4: Specification for unreinforced and reinforced concrete inspection chambers
    (complementary to BS EN 1917:2002)
  • - Part 5:2004+A1:2010 Specification for prestressed non-pressure pipes and fittings with flexible joints
  • - Part 6:2004+A1:2010 Concrete pipes and ancillary concrete products. Specification for road gullies and gully cover slabs
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  • - BS EN 1916:2002 Concrete pipes and fittings, unreinforced, steel fibre and reinforced
  • - BS EN 1917:2002 Concrete manholes and inspection chambers

 

  • Design and Installation Standards
  • BS EN 12056-3:2000 Gravity drainage systems inside buildings. Roof drainage, layout and calculation
    Recommends design methods for roof and paved area drainage based on modern hydraulics and meteorological knowledge. Also deals with, the choice of materials and with site-work, including inspection, testing and maintenance.
  • BS EN 752:2008 Drain and sewer systems outside buildings
  • BS EN 1610:1998 Construction and testing of drains and sewers
  • Building regulations Part H - Drainage - Downloadable PDF Document
  • Sewers for Adoption 7th Edition

 

  • Inspection Standards
  • BS EN 13508-1:2012 Investigation and assessment of drain and sewer systems outside buildings. General Requirements
  • BS EN 13508-2:2003+A1:2011 Investigation and assessment of drain and sewer systems outside buildings. Visual inspection coding system

 

  • Other drainage standards
  • BS EN 124:1994 Gully tops and manhole tops for vehicular and pedestrian areas. Design requirements, type testing, marking, quality control (was BS497)
  • BS EN 1433:2002 Drainage channels for vehicular and pedestrian areas. Classification, design and testing requirements, marking and evaluation of conformity
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Paving

  • Main British and European Manufacturing Standards:


  • Superseded but useful Standards
 
  • Elemental Pavements
    7533 Series - Pavements constructed with clay, natural stone or concrete pavers
  • BS 7533-1:2001
    - Guide for the structural design of heavy duty pavements constructed of clay or concrete pavers
    ISBN 0 580 33235 7
     
  • BS 7533-2:2001
    - Guide for the structural design of lightly trafficked pavements
    ISBN 0 580 33259 4
     
  • BS 7533-3:2005+A1:2009
    - Code of practice for laying precast concrete paving blocks and clay pavers for flexible pavements
    ISBN 978 0 580 68068 7
     
  • BS 7533-4:2006
    - Code of practice for the construction of pavements of precast concrete flags or natural stone slabs
    ISBN 0 580 49377 6
     
  • BS 7533-5
    - Guide for the design of pavements (other than structural aspects)
     
  • BS 7533-6:1999
    - Code of practice for laying natural stone, precast concrete and clay kerb units
    ISBN 0 580 33066 4
     
  • BS 7533-7:2010
    - Code of practice for the construction of pavements of natural stone paving units and cobbles, and rigid construction with concrete block paving
    ISBN 978 0 580 67167 8
     
  • BS 7533-8:2003
    - Guide for the structural design of lightly trafficked pavements of precast concrete flags and natural stone slabs
    ISBN 0 580 41295 4
     
  • BS 7533-9:2010
    - Code of practice for the construction of rigid pavements of clay pavers
    978 0 580 70196 2
     
  • BS 7533-10:2010
    - Guide for the structural design of trafficked pavements constructed of natural stone setts and bound construction with concrete paving blocks
    ISBN 978 0 580 67168 5
     
  • BS 7533-11:2003
    - Code of practice for the opening, maintenance and reinstatement of pavements of concrete, clay and natural stone.
    ISBN 0 580 42671 8
     
  • BS 7533-12:2006
    - Guide to the structural design of trafficked pavements constructed on a bound base using concrete paving flags and natural stone slabs
    ISBN 0 580 48087 9
     
  • BS 7533-13:2009
    - Guide for the design of permeable pavements constructed with concrete paving blocks and flags, natural stone slabs and setts and clay pavers
    ISBN 978 0 580 58077 2
     
  • These items in preparation

  • Other useful publications
  • BS 6100-3:2007 Building and Civil Engineering terms: Civil engineering
     
  • Building Regulations Part M - Access and facilities for disabled people
    Free PDF Download

  • Concrete Block Paving: A Guide - Interpave
    Free PDF Download

  • Guide to structural design of pavements for new roads. TRL - Road Note 29
     
  • DD CEN/TS 15209:2008 - Tactile paving surface indicators produced from concrete, clay and stone
  • Guidance on use of Tactile Paving
    Free PDF Download
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Road Construction

  • Tack Coats
  • BS 434-1:2011 Bitumen road emulsions. Specification for anionic bitumen road emulsions
  • BS 434-2:2006 Bitumen road emulsions. Code of practice for the use of cationic bitumen emulsions on roads and other paved areas
  • 13108 Series: Bituminous mixtures. Material specifications.

 

  • Other Asphalt Standards
  • BS 594987:2007 Asphalt for roads and other paved areas - Specification for transport, laying and compaction and type testing protocols.

 
  • Surface dressing

 
  • Slurry surfacing

 

  • Bitumen bits and bats
  • BS EN 12591:2009 Bitumen and bituminous binders. Specifications for paving grade bitumens
     
  • BS EN 13043:2002 Aggregates for bituminous mixtures and surface treatments for roads, airfields and other trafficked areas
  • PD 6682-2:2009 Aggregates for bituminous mixtures and surface treatments for roads, airfields and other trafficked areas. Guidance on the use of BS EN 13043
     
  • BS EN 13808:2005 Bitumen and bituminous binders - Framework for specifying cationic bituminous emulsions
  • BS EN 13924:2006 Bitumen and bituminous binders. Specifications for hard paving grade bitumens
  • BS EN 14023:2010 Bitumen and bituminous binders. Specification framework for polymer modified bitumens

 

  • Other bits and bats
  • BS 8420:2003 Methods of measuring irregularities on surfaces of roads, footways and other paved areas using straightedges and wedges

  • Concrete Pavements:
  • BS EN 13863-1:2003 Test method for the determination of the thickness of a concrete pavement by survey method
  • BS EN 13863-2:2003 Test method for the determination of the bond between two layers
  • BS EN 13863-3:2004 Test methods for the determination of the thickness of a concrete pavement from cores
  • BS EN 13863-4:2012 Test methods for the determination of wear resistance of concrete pavements to studded tyres

     

  • BS EN 13877-1:2004 Concrete pavements. Materials
  • BS EN 13877-2:2004 Concrete pavements. Functional requirements for concrete pavements
  • BS EN 13877-3:2004 Concrete pavements. Specifications for dowels to be used in concrete pavements
  • Site preparation and sub-bases:
  • BS EN 13242:2002+A1:2007Aggregates for unbound and hydraulically bound materials for use in civil engineering work and road construction
  • PD 6682-6:2009 Aggregates for unbound and hydraulically bound materials for use in civil engineering works and road construction.
    Guidance on the use of BS EN 13242

     

  • BS EN 13285:2010 Unbound mixtures. Specifications

  • BS EN 13286-1:2003 Unbound and hydraulically bound mixtures. Test methods for laboratory reference density and water content. Introduction, general requirements and sampling
  • BS EN 13286-47:2004 Unbound and hydraulically bound mixtures. Test method for the determination of California Bearing Ratio, immediate bearing index and linear swelling

  • BS EN 14227-1:2004 Unbound and hydraulically bound mixtures. Specifications. Cement bound granular mixtures
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Landscaping

  • BS 3882:2007 Specification for topsoil and requirements for use
  • BS 7044-1:1990 Artificial sports surfaces. Classification and general introduction
  • BS 7188:1998+A2:2009 Impact absorbing playground surfacing. Performance requirements and test methods
  • BS EN 1177:2008 Impact attenuating playground surfacing. Determination of critical fall height

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