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Paving

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Elemental Pavements
7533 Series - Pavements constructed with clay, natural stone or concrete pavers:

Guide for the structural design of heavy duty pavements constructed of clay or concrete pavers
ISBN 0 580 33235 7

Guide for the structural design of lightly trafficked pavements
ISBN 0 580 33259 4

Code of practice for laying precast concrete paving blocks and clay pavers for flexible pavements
ISBN 978 0 580 68068 7

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)
Unpublished

Code of practice for laying natural stone, precast concrete and clay kerb units
ISBN 0 580 33066 4

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

Guide for the structural design of lightly trafficked pavements of precast concrete flags and natural stone slabs
ISBN 0 580 41295 4

Code of practice for the construction of rigid pavements of clay pavers
978 0 580 70196 2

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

Code of practice for the opening, maintenance and reinstatement of pavements of concrete, clay and natural stone.
ISBN 0 580 42671 8

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

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



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Main British and European Manufacturing Standards:

Concrete Paving Blocks

Concrete Paving Flags

Concrete Kerb Units

Natural Stone Flag Paving

Natural Stone Setts

Natural Stone Kerbs

Clay Pavers

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Superseded but useful Standards:

Spec for dressed natural stone kerbs, channels, quadrants and setts

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BS7263 Series - Precast concrete flags, kerbs, channels, edgings and quadrants:

Requirements and test methods (Superseded)

Code of practice for laying (Superseded)

Specification (Superseded)

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Other useful publications

Building and Civil Engineering terms: Civil engineering

InterPave
Free PDF Download

Guide to structural design of pavements for new roads. TRL - Road Note 29

Tactile paving surface indicators produced from concrete, clay and stone


Building Regulations:

Site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture
Free Downloadable PDF Document

Drainage and Waste Disposal
Free Downloadable PDF Document

Access and facilities for disabled people
Free Downloadable PDF Download

Earthworks

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BS 1377-1:1990 Series - Methods of test for soils for civil engineering purposes

General requirements and sample preparation

Classification tests

Chemical and electro-chemical tests

Compaction-related tests

Compressibility, permeability and durability tests

Consolidation and permeability tests in hydraulic cells and with pore pressure measurement

Shear strength tests (total stress)

Shear strength tests (effective stress)

In-situ tests


Aggregates and Concrete

Cement: Composition, specifications and conformity criteria for common cements

Spec for building sands from natural sources
Replaced by BS EN 13139:2002 but remains current

Specification for mortar for masonry. Masonry mortar

Building lime. Definitions, specifications and conformity criteria

Concrete. Specification, performance, production and conformity Concrete: Specification, performance, production and conformity

Concrete: Additional rules for self-compacting concrete (SCC)

Concrete: Complementary British Standard to BS EN 206
Method of specifying and guidance for the specifier

Concrete: Complementary British Standard to BS EN 206
Specification for constituent materials and concrete

Aggregates for concrete

Aggregates for mortar

Aggregates for unbound and hydraulically bound materials for use in civil engineering work and road construction

Aggregates for unbound and hydraulically bound materials for use in civil engineering works and road construction.
Guidance on the use of BS EN 13242


Drainage

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

Requirements

Quality control and sampling

Test methods

Requirements for special fittings, adaptors and compatible accessories

Requirements for perforated vitrified clay pipes and fittings

Requirements for vitrified clay manholes

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Other Clayware Standards:

1 Specification for vitrified clay pipes, fittings and ducts, also flexible mechanical joints for use solely with surface water pipes and fittings

Specification for clayware field drain pipes and junctions

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Plasticware Standards:

Plastic piping systems for non-pressure underground drainage and sewerage. Unplasticized poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC-U). Specifications for pipes, fittings and the system

Plastics piping systems for non-pressure underground drainage and sewerage. Unplasticized poly(vinylchloride) (PVC-U). Guidance for installation

Plastics piping systems for non-pressure underground drainage and sewerage. Polypropylene (PP). Specifications for pipes, fittings and the system

Plastics piping systems for non-pressure underground drainage and sewerage. Polypropylene (PP). Guidance for installation

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

Thermoplastics ancillary fittings of nominal sizes 110 and 160 for below ground gravity drainage and sewerage

Specification for plastics pipes and fittings for use as subsoil field drains

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

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

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BS 5911 - Concrete pipes and ancillary concrete products:

Spec for unreinforced & reinforced concrete pipes & fittings with flexible joints
(complementary to BS EN 1916:2002)

Specification for unreinforced and reinforced concrete manholes and soakaways
(complementary to BS EN 1917:2002)

Specification for unreinforced and reinforced concrete inspection chambers
(complementary to BS EN 1917:2002)

Specification for prestressed non-pressure pipes and fittings with flexible joints

Concrete pipes and ancillary concrete products. Specification for road gullies and gully cover slabs

Concrete pipes and fittings, unreinforced, steel fibre and reinforced

Concrete manholes and inspection chambers

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Design and Installation Standards

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

Drain and sewer systems outside buildings

Construction and testing of drains and sewers

Drainage - Free Downloadable PDF Document

Essential guide for main sewers

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Inspection Standards

Investigation and assessment of drain and sewer systems outside buildings. General Requirements

Investigation and assessment of drain and sewer systems outside buildings. Visual inspection coding system

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Other drainage standards

Gully tops and manhole tops for vehicular and pedestrian areas. Design requirements, type testing, marking, quality control (was BS497)

Drainage channels for vehicular and pedestrian areas. Classification, design and testing requirements, marking and evaluation of conformity


Road Construction

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Tack Coats

Bitumen road emulsions: Specification for anionic bitumen road emulsions

Bitumen road emulsions: Code of practice for the use of cationic bitumen emulsions on roads and other paved areas

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Transporting and Laying Bitmac/Asphalt

Asphalt for roads and other paved areas. Specification for transport, laying, compaction and product-type testing protocols

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13108 Series: Bituminous mixtures. Material specifications

Asphalt Concrete

Asphalt concrete for very thin layers

Hot Rolled Asphalt

Stone mastic asphalt

Mastic asphalt

Porous Asphalt

Reclaimed asphalt

Factory production control

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Other Asphalt Standards

Asphalt for roads and other paved areas - Specification for transport, laying and compaction and type testing protocols

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Surface dressing

Requirements

Guidance on the use of BS EN 12271

Test methods. Rate of spread and accuracy of spread of binder and chippings

Test methods. Visual assessment of defects

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Slurry surfacing

Requirements

Test methods. Sampling for binder extraction

Test methods. Determination of residual binder content

Test methods. Consistency

Test methods. Determination of cohesion of the mix

Test methods. Determination of wearing

Test methods. Rate of application

Slurry surfacing. Test methods. Shaking abrasion test

Test methods. Visual assessment of defects

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Bitumen bits and bats

Bitumen and bituminous binders. Specifications for paving grade bitumens

Aggregates for bituminous mixtures and surface treatments for roads, airfields and other trafficked areas

Aggregates for bituminous mixtures and surface treatments for roads, airfields and other trafficked areas. Guidance on the use of BS EN 13043

Bitumen and bituminous binders - Framework for specifying cationic bituminous emulsions

Bitumen and bituminous binders. Specifications for hard paving grade bitumens

Bitumen and bituminous binders. Specification framework for polymer modified bitumens

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Other bits and bats

Methods of measuring irregularities on surfaces of roads, footways and other paved areas using straightedges and wedges

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Concrete Pavements:

Test method for the determination of the thickness of a concrete pavement by survey method

Test method for the determination of the bond between two layers

Test methods for the determination of the thickness of a concrete pavement from cores

Test methods for the determination of wear resistance of concrete pavements to studded tyres

Concrete pavements. Materials

Concrete pavements. Functional requirements for concrete pavements

Concrete pavements. Specifications for dowels to be used in concrete pavements

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Site preparation and sub-bases:

Aggregates for unbound and hydraulically bound materials for use in civil engineering work and road construction

Aggregates for unbound and hydraulically bound materials for use in civil engineering works and road construction.
Guidance on the use of BS EN 13242

Unbound mixtures. Specifications

Unbound and hydraulically bound mixtures. Test methods for laboratory reference density and water content. Introduction, general requirements and sampling

Unbound and hydraulically bound mixtures. Test method for the determination of California Bearing Ratio, immediate bearing index and linear swelling

Unbound and hydraulically bound mixtures. Specifications. Cement bound granular mixtures


Landscaping

Specification for topsoil and requirements for use

Artificial sports surfaces. Classification and general introduction

Impact absorbing playground surfacing. Performance requirements and test methods

Impact attenuating playground surfacing. Determination of critical fall height

Fencing

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BS 1722 Series - Fencing

Specification for chain link fences

Specification for strained wire and wire mesh netting fences

Specification for cleft chestnut pale fences

Specification for close-boarded fences and wooden palisade fences

Specification for wooden post and rail fences

Specification for mild steel (low carbon steel) continuous bar fences and hurdles

Specification for mild steel (low carbon steel) fences with round or square verticals and flat horizontals

Specification for anti-intruder fences in chain link and welded mesh

Specification for prefabricated wood panel fences

Specification for steel palisade fences

Specification for open mesh steel panel fences