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  • Abstract:
    This European Standard (Part 1) gives definitions, principles and general rules for the planning, design and specification of earthworks. It introduces the other parts of the standard, which will be used together with Part 1. Earthworks are a civil engineering process aimed at creating earth-structures by changing the geometry of the earth surface for construction or other activities. Application fields of earthworks are associated with transport infrastructures, platforms for industrial, commercial and residential buildings, water engineering, flood defence and coastal protection works, harbours and airport areas, including the construction of embankments in water, river dykes and marine embankments for land reclamation, earth and rock fill dams, onshore embankments made of hydraulically placed fill, noise barriers, visual barrier, and other non-load bearing earthworks, landscaping embankments, backfilling of open mines and quarries, tailings dams. They are characterized by the need to use available natural or recycled materials and to handle them in a way appropriate to yield prescribed properties. This standard is applicable to all types of earth-structures, except of some specific types of works such as the execution of trenches and small earthworks, some structures, such as dykes and dams, need earthworks which have specific design and construction requirements. This standard does not cover ground improvement beneath an earth-structure by techniques such as piling, jet grouting, deep soil mixing, vertical drains or stone columns.
  • Document number:
    DIN EN 16907-1
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  • Document type:
  • Title:
    Earthworks - Part 1: Principles and general rules; German version EN 16907-1:2018
  • Replaces:
    DIN EN 16907-1(2016-01)
  • Author:
    DIN Standards Committee Building and Civil Energeering
  • Search term:
    Definitions; Design; Dimensioning; Earthworks; Group of soils; Land retention works; Materials; Methods; Planning; Principles; Properties; Rocks; Rocks group; Soils
  • Application areas:
    08.01 Bauprodukte im Allgemeinen
  • Hazards:
    AA Gefährdungen und Belastungen im Allgemeinen; AB Terminologische Festlegungen in Normen mit Arbeitsschutzbezug
  • ICS:
    93.020 Earthworks. Excavations. Foundation construction. Underground works
  • Price:
    369,60 EUR
  • Cross references:
    EN 1997-2 (2007-03)<G>; EN 16907-2 (2018-12)<G>; EN 16907-3 (2018-12)<G>; EN 16907-4 (2018-12)<G>; EN 16907-5 (2018-12)<G>; EN 16907-6 (2018-12)<G>; EN 1990 (2023-03)<G>
  • Identical with:
    EN 16907-1(2018-12)<IDT>
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