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News » BS8002 and BS8004 – Draft for Public Comment

Following the introduction of BS EN 1997-1:2004 Eurocode 7 Geotechnical Design both BS 8002:1994 Code of Practice for Earth Retaining Structures and BS 8004:1986 Code of Practice for Foundations were partially superseded and eventually withdrawn in 2010.

Eurocode 7 is general in nature and the extensive UK design recommendations and guidance contained within the British Standards had not been replaced following their withdrawal.

Geocentrix were appointed in 2014 as Technical Author for both BS8002 and BS8004 with Working Group B/526/-/6 overseeing the Revision of BS 8002 and Working Group B/526/-/7 overseeing the Revision of BS 8004.

Paul Thurlwell of PaSCoE is Chairman of Group B/526/-/6 and committee member of B/526/-/7

Both documents are now available for public comment with an anticipated publication date in June 2015.

Comments are made via the BSI website and the links below will take you directly to the relevant page.

BS8002 Code of practice for earth retaining structures:


BS8004 Code of practice for foundations:


In addition to the above standard BS8081 Code of practice for grouted anchors has also been revised and is available for public comment:



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