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 Submission of Amendment and Record Piling Plans

Introduction

1. This guideline outlines what constitute material and immaterial changes in


Info on Built piling works. Immaterial changes are to be incorporated in the record
Environment plans whereas material changes require submission of amendment piling
plans for approval before construction.
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 High Quality 2. The Building Control Regulations require that where it is desired that any
building works deviate from the approved plans of the building works, and
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if the deviations involve material changes, the Qualified Person (QP)
 Friendly shall submit amendment plans of the building works to BCA for approval
before construction.

3. "material changes", in relation to building works, is defined in the


Info For Regulations as any changes that affect the key structural elements of the
structure to such an extent as to require a re-design of the key structural
elements.
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 Community 4. Where the deviations involve immaterial changes, there is no need to


obtain prior approval from BCA before construction. The QP shall only be
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appropriate certificates.
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5. "immaterial changes", in relation to building works, is defined as any
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the key structural elements but the effects are localised in nature and do
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Transformation Fund
(BTF) 7. Deviations from the approved plans for piling works which are considered
as material changes will include the following instances:
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Construction Quality a. Piling Layout
(IQUAS)
Changes made to the configuration of piling layout due to major changes
 Manpower made in the design of structures that are to be supported by the piles.

 Procurement b. Cast In-situ Bored Piles, Barrette Piles and Diaphragm Walls or
Contiguous Bored Pile Walls which act as load bearing structures
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Development i. Where the allowable pile capacity shown on the approved
piling plans is based on unit skin friction and unit end bearing
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ultimate pile load tests on site, any change made to the
unit skin friction or unit end bearing parameters will
constitute as “material changes” to the approved piling plans.

ii. Where, in addition to the allowable pile capacity shown on


the approved piling plans which is based on unit skin friction
and unit end bearing parameters for different strata of
soil/rock and the QP will verify these design parameters
through instrumented ultimate pile load tests on site, a
requirement for specific pile embedment length into
competent rock is also specified on the approved plan –

any change made to the unit skin friction or unit end


bearing parameters; or
any reduction in the pile embedment length into
competent rock,

will constitute as “material changes” to the approved piling


plans.

c. Percussion Piles where the allowable pile capacity is based on pile


penetration length and pile set criteria

Pile penetration length is derived by calculations using assumed


unit skin friction and unit end bearing parameters, which shall be
verified by pile load tests. Pile set criteria, derived using the
dynamic formula based on the hammer weight, height of drop,
efficiency of the hammer used, set and temporary compression to
be achieved and the adopted factor of safety, have to be specified
on the piling plans. The following changes will constitute as
“material changes” to the approved piling plans –

i. a lower pile set criterion; or

ii. a lower driving energy; or

iii. reduction in pile length of more than 20% or any other


reduction in length which is assessed by the QP to be critical
to affect the allowable pile
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d. Jack-in Piles where the allowable pile capacity is based on pile


penetration length and pile termination criteria

Pile penetration length is derived by calculations using assumed


unit skin friction and unit end bearing parameters, which shall be
verified by pile load tests. Pile termination criteria, derived based on
the magnitude and minimum duration for the application of jack-in
load, minimum number of cycles and any other factor of safety,
have to be specified on the piling plans. The following changes will
constitute as “material changes” to the approved piling plans –

i. a lower pile termination criterion; or

ii. a reduction in pile length of more than 20% or any other


reduction in length which is assessed by the QP to be critical
to affect the allowable pile capacity

8. Table 1 summarises the instances which are deemed as involving material


changes to the piling works.

Table 1 - Material changes to the piling works

Type of piling Adopted What constitutes Material Changes


system Design
Criteria

All types Allowable pile Any change in the load on piles resulting
capacity from major changes in the design of
Load on piles structure that are to be supported by the
piles.

Cast In-situ Unit Skin Any change in the adopted design criteria
Bored Piles Friction
Barrette Piles Unit End
Diaphragm Bearing
Walls or
Unit Skin Any change in any of the adopted design
Contiguous
Friction criteria;
Bored Pile
Unit End or
Walls which
Bearing Any reduction in embedment length into
act as load
Pile competent rock
bearing
Embedment
structures
Length into
Competent
Rock

Percussion Pile Length A lower pile set criterion on site (e.g.


Piles Pile Set larger final pile penetration per blow or
Criteria larger temporary elastic compression);
or
A lower driving energy used;
or
A reduction of more than 20% in pile
length or any other reduction in length
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Jack-in Piles Pile Length A lower pile termination criterion on site


Pile (e.g. lower jack-in load or shorter duration
Termination for the application of jack-in load);
Criteria or
A reduction of more than 20% in pile
length or any other reduction in length
which is assessed by QP to be critical to
affect the allowable pile capacity.

What constitute immaterial changes in piling works

9. Departure or deviations involving immaterial changes to the approved


piling plans should be compiled and shown in the record piling plans which
are to be submitted on completion of the piling works

10. Examples of immaterial changes captured in the Record Piling Plans


include–

a. Localised minor changes on the number and size of piles in a pile


group as long as the allowable pile group capacity is adequate for
the loads on piles;

b. Localised minor changes on the orientation of piles in a pile group;

c. Eccentricities of piles within permissible construction tolerances;

d. Eccentricities of piles that exceed permissible construction


tolerances but allowable capacity of every individual pile in any pile
group is not exceeded.

11. The details to be incorporated in the Record Piling Plans include the
following–

a. As-built pile penetration length;

b. Location and type of pile load tests;

c. Pile eccentricities (to be submitted before commencement of


basement floor or 1st storey floor, whichever is earlier);

d. Pile set (for percussion piles);

e. Pile embedment depth into competent material, where applicable.

The qualified person must ensure that the relevant construction tests in
connection with the building works as described in section 7 of the Building
Control Act are carried out. The following documents are to be submitted:

Forms

12. Form BCA-BE-QPCTPW (BEV/C1) [Certificate of Supervision of Piling


Works and Notice of Completion By the Qualified Person for Structural]
and BCA-BE-CTASST (BEV/C3) [Submission Certificate of Record
Structural Plans/Calculations] are to be submitted together with the record
piling plans, showing the pile penetration length, pile set (for driven piles),
the location and type of pile load tests, within 28 days of completion of
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a. Form BCA-BE-QPCTPW (BEV/C1) [Certificate of Supervision of


Piling Works and Notice of Completion By the Qualified Person for
Structural] is to be endorsed by the QP appointed under section
8(1)(b) or 11(1)(d)(ii) of the Building Control Act.

b. Form BCA-BE-CTASST (BEV/C3) is to be endorsed by the QP


appointed under section 8(1)(a) or 11(1)(d)(i) of the Building Control
Act. Either paragraph (a) or (b) in Form BCA-BE-CTASST (BEV/C3)
is to be deleted.

13. Records of piles eccentricities and calculations (if necessary) are to be


submitted before commencement of basement floor or 1st storey floor,
whichever is earlier.

Record Piling Plans

14. All plans are to be clear and legible.

15. All plans are to be endorsed by both the QP appointed under section 8(1)
(a) or 11(1)(d)(i) of the Building Control Act and AC (if applicable), and
bear the standard endorsement and Regulations 18(3)(b) and 18(3)(c) (if
applicable) of the Building Control Regulations on the first and last sheet
of the plans. [refer to section on Endorsement by QP and AC]

16. The total number of plans, sheet no. and project reference no. are to be
indicated on all plans.

Calculations (if necessary)

17. All calculations are to be endorsed by the QP appointed under section 8(1)
(a) or 11(1)(d)(i) of the Building Control Act and AC (if applicable), and
bear the standard endorsement and Regulations 18(3)(b) and 18(3)(c) (if
applicable) of the Building Control Regulations on the first and last sheet
of the calculations. [refer to section on Endorsement by QP and AC]

18. The QP is to verify the structural adequacy of the record piles if the
penetration length is significantly less than its estimated design length.

Submission of Record Structural Plans

The following documents are to be submitted :

Forms

1. Forms BCA-BE-QPCTSSW (BEV/C2) [Certificate of Supervision of


Structural Works By the Qualified Person for Structural Works] and BCA-
BE-CTASST (BEV/C3) [Submission Certificate of Record Structural
Plans/Calculations] are to be submitted together with the record structural
plans and calculations when the structural works are completed

2. Form BCA-BE-QPCTSSW (BEV/C2) is to be endorsed by the QP


appointed under section 8(1)(b) or 11(1)(d)(ii)of the Building Control Act.

3. BCA-BE-CTASST (BEV/C3) is to be endorsed by the QP appointed under


section 8(1)(a) or 11(1)(d)(i)of the Building Control Act. Either paragraph
(a) or (b) in Form BCA-BE-CTASST (BEV/C3) is to be deleted.
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4. All plans are to be clear and legible.

5. All plans are to be endorsed by the QP appointed under section 8(1)(a) or


11(1)(d)(i) of the Building Control Act and AC (if applicable), and bear the
standard endorsement and Regulations 18(3)(b) and 18(3)(c) (if
applicable) of the Building Control Regulations on the first and last sheet
of the plans. [refer to section on Endorsement by QP and AC]

6. The total number of plans, sheet no. and project reference no. are to be
indicated on all plans.

7. All amendment works are to be clouded on the plans.

8. Record plan is not required if there is no deviation from the approved


plans.

Calculations (if necessary)

9. All calculations are to be endorsed by the QP appointed under section 8(1)


(a) or 11(1)(d)(i) of the Building Control Act and AC (if applicable), and
bear the standard endorsement and Regulations 18(3)(b) and 18(3)(c) (if
applicable) of the Building Control Regulations on the first and last sheet
of calculations. [refer to section on Endorsement by QP and AC]

Endorsement by QP and AC

Regulation 18(3)(b) of the Building Control Regulations [For QP]:

I, ______________________________, the Qualified Person for structural works


appointed under section 8(1)(a) or 11(1)(d)(i) of the Building Control Act, certify
that to the best of my knowledge and belief the departures or deviations shown
on the record plans do not affect the structural adequacy or stability of the
building.

Standard Endorsement for QP:

In accordance with Regulation 9 of the Building Control Regulations, I,


____________________, the Qualified Person for structural works appointed
under section 8(1)(a) or 11(1)(d)(i) of the Building Control Act, hereby submit the
detailed structural plans and design calculations prepared by me and certify that
they have been prepared in accordance with the provisions of the Building
Control Regulations, the Building Control Act and any other written law pertaining
to buildings and construction for the time being in force.

I further certify that these detailed structural plans and design calculations are in
reference to Project Reference No:_________________________

Total number of structural plans submitted : ____________ and total number of


pages of design calculations in this book : ______________

Regulation 18(3)(c) of the Building Control Regulations [for AC]:

I, ______________________________ , (Accredited Checker) certify that to the


best of my knowledge and belief, the record plans do not show any inadequacy
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Standard Endorsement for AC:

I, __________________________ , (Accredited Checker) hereby certify that I


have carried out an evaluation, analysis and review of the detailed structural
plans and design calculations presented herein and am satisfied that there are
no inadequacies in the key structural elements.

I further certify that these detailed structural plans and design calculations are in
reference to Project Reference No:_______________________ and the key
structural elements are consistent with the layout shown in the architectural
plans.

Total number of structural plans checked : __________ .

I hereby declare that I have no professional or financial interest in the building


works shown in the plans as defined in Section 18 of the Building Control Act.

Endorsement by QP(Geotechnical) and Specialist AC

Certification of Record Plans for Qualified Person (Geotechnical):

I, ______________________________, the Qualified Person for the


geotechnical aspects of the underground building works appointed under section
8(1)(d)(i) or 11(1)(d)(iii) of the Building Control Act, certify that to the best of my
knowledge and belief the departures or deviations shown on the record plans do
not show any inadequacy in the geotechnical aspects relating to the
underground building works.

Standard Endorsement for Qualified Person (Geotechnical):

In accordance with Regulation 10A of The Building Control Regulations I,


____________________, the Qualified Person for the geotechnical aspects of
the underground building works appointed under section 8(1)(d)(i) or 11(1)(d)(iii)
of the Building Control Act, hereby submit the underground building works plans
and the design calculations prepared by me and certify that, to the best of my
knowledge and belief, they have been prepared in accordance with the
provisions of the Building Control Regulations, the Building Control Act and any
other written law pertaining to buildings and construction for the time being in
force.

I further certify that these underground building works plans and design
calculations are in reference to Project Ref. No: ____________________

Total no. of underground building works plans submitted: ______________ and


total no. of pages of design calculations in this book: __________________

Certification of Record Plans for Specialist Accredited Checker:

I, ______________________________ , being a registered specialist accredited


checker, certify that to the best of my knowledge and belief, the record plans do
not show any inadequacy in the geotechnical aspects relating to the
underground building works carried out in accordance with those plans.

I append my Evaluation Report (comprising ______ pages) as well as the


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I hereby declare that I have no professional or financial interest in the


underground building works shown in the plans as defined in Section 18 of the
Building Control Act (Cap 29).

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