Just in case you missed it, BSI recently announced that the UK’s soil nailing design standard has been reviewed and updated.  In their release, BSI stated:

BS 8006-2 Code of practice for strengthened/reinforced soils ‒ Part 2: Soil nail design gives recommendations and guidance for stabilizing soil slopes and faces using soil nails. As there is no corresponding EN or ISO standard, BS 8006-2 is the national de facto soil nailing design standard in the UK and Ireland.

Principal technical changes include:

  • Improved compliance with BS EN 1990 on partial factors
  • Clarification of potentially ambiguous notation
  • Updated advice on atmospheric corrosivity
  • Inclusion of site investigation BS 5930

Note that the European standard in this area, BS EN 1997-1, specifically excludes soil nailing. BS 8006-2 is harmonized for use alongside that standard, as well as with BS 8006-1:2010+A1:2016 which covers other stabilization approaches using reinforced soil methods which covers the design of reinforced soil structures.