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RR676: Review of technical issues relating to foundations and geotechnics for offshore installations in the UKCS

Foundation design and especially pile design and analysis are currently undergoing an important stage of technical development, with new methodologies and recommendations coming into practice. Detailed guidance on technical issues and best practice recommendations are provided in Parts 1 to 3 of this Review on the critical design issues and topics that need to be addressed in both site investigation and re analysis. Consideration is also given to possible monitoring and strengthening of foundations systems. The Parts also provide lists of relevant publications and useful references to background material and guidance on specific topics.

This report and the work it describes were funded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Its contents, including any opinions and/or conclusions expressed, are those of the author alone and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy.

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Updated 2010-01-27