South Australia & NT Chapter

AS 2159-2009: A Brief Outline

Slav Tchepak

The revised Standard “Piling — design and installation”, referred to locally as the Australian piling code, was introduced in late 2009.

The changes from the 1978 Standard to the 1995 Standard were major, with the introduction of limit state analysis among other significant changes.

AS 2159-2009 has continued that trend, with major changes throughout the code, but in particular to the design, installation and testing sections.

This presentation will elaborate on the changes introduced in the new Standard and will highlight the impact of those changes on the Australian piling market.

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