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Verification Method B1/VM4: Foundations

This resource is no longer current. The current version is B1/VM4 (First Edition, Amendment 17)

Abbreviation
B1/VM4
Amendment
14
Version
First edition, Amendment 14
Valid to
01/01/2017
Valid from
04/11/2016

Information provider
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Information type
Verification Method
Format
PDF


Description

Verification Method B1/VM4 provided a means of compliance with Building Code Clause B1 Structure.

This document covered the ultimate limit state design of foundations, including those of earth retaining structures.

Methods were given for determining ultimate bearing and lateral sliding strengths.

Scope

This document did not describe a means of determining the value of the soil parameters used in the document (e.g. cI, fI and su). The derivation of these parameters, which were based on the most adverse moisture and groundwater conditions likely to occur, was outside of the scope of this verification method.

Serviceability limit state deformations were not covered in this document. The determination of such deformations and their acceptability to the design in question needed to be considered but was outside the scope of this document.

This document assumed general ground or slope stability and provided methods only for ensuring against local failure of the foundation. Overall ground stability needed to be verified before this document could be applied; this was outside the scope of this verification method.

This document could not be used to design foundations on loose sands, saturated dense sands or on cohesive soils having a sensitivity greater than 4.

This document could not be used for foundations subject to continuous vibration.

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Verification Method B1/VM4: Foundations

Description

Verification Method B1/VM4 provided a means of compliance with Building Code Clause B1 Structure.

This document covered the ultimate limit state design of foundations, including those of earth retaining structures.

Methods were given for determining ultimate bearing and lateral sliding strengths.

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Verification Method B1/VM4: Foundations

This resource is no longer current. The current version is B1/VM4 (First Edition, Amendment 17)

Description

Verification Method B1/VM4 provided a means of compliance with Building Code Clause B1 Structure.

This document covered the ultimate limit state design of foundations, including those of earth retaining structures.

Methods were given for determining ultimate bearing and lateral sliding strengths.

View on Information Provider website Download this resource (PDF, 1.3MB)
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