Efficient design of piled foundations for low-rise housing: design guide

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This guide considers various design approaches for piled foundations and the associated environmental and economic advantages.

The selection and design of piled foundations is explored with reference to the relevant design codes, standards and guidance. The guide addresses some of the main environmental issues and impacts of foundations and considers the potential benefits from use of energy piles.

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