Updated – The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Specification for Piling and Embedded Retaining Walls (SPERWall)

It is nearly 10 years since the second edition of SPERWall was published and this much used national standard has now been replaced by the third edition.

The document has been revised in response to developments in piling techniques and changes to European Standards, as well as taking into account modern forms of contract and procurement methods.  It now includes chapters on micropiling and helical piles and the general requirements section, has been extensively re-written. Presented in three parts, Part A being advisory, particularly relevant for those procuring piling and diaphragm walling, Part B the Specification and Part C Notes for Guidance, it is intended that this will continue to be used as the UK’s national standard.

The Federation of Piling Specialist have welcomed this publication which is available to purchase through the ICE Bookshop here.