Piling is a fast-moving field and recent years have seen major advances in theory, methods, testing procedures and equipment. Some of these changes have been driven by the need for economies and efficiency, reduced spoil production and new methods of pile bore support. Advances in theoretical analyses allow pile design to be refined so that piles and pile groups perform to better advantage.

This third edition of the well established book has been comprehensively updated. It provides an accessible and well-illustrated account of design techniques, methods of testing and analysis of piles, with a marked emphasis on practice but with design methods that incorporate the most recent advances in piling theory.

Piling Engineering is written for geotechnical engineers, consultants and foundation contractors. It is also a useful reference for academics and advanced students on courses in piling, practical site investigation and foundation design and construction.

chapter 1|6 pages


chapter 2|20 pages

Site investigation for piling

chapter 3|68 pages

Basic piling methods

chapter 4|86 pages

Design of single piles

chapter 5|38 pages

Design of pile groups

chapter 6|34 pages

Retaining walls

chapter 7|30 pages

Problems in pile construction

chapter 8|17 pages

Integrity testing

chapter 9|50 pages

Pile testing