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AS 3798-2007

[Pending Revision]

Guidelines on earthworks for commercial and residential developments

Provides guidance on the specification, execution, and control testing of earthworks and associated site preparation works for commercial and residential developments; and on the interpretation and application of the relevant test methods specified in the AS 1289 series of Standards.
Published: 12/03/2007
Pages: 38
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Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope and general
1.1 Scope
1.2 Terms and definitions
1.2.1 Cohesionless soil
1.2.2 Cohesive soil
1.2.3 Collapsing soil
1.2.4 Compaction
1.2.5 Consolidation
1.2.6 Dispersive soil
1.2.7 Foundation
1.2.8 Lot
1.2.9 Pavement material
1.2.10 Reactive soil
1.2.11 Relative compaction
1.2.12 Rockfill
1.2.13 Structural fill
1.2.14 Subgrade
1.2.15 Topsoil
1.3 Designation of personnel
2 Investigation, planning and design
3 Documentation
3.1 General
3.2 Investigation and planning
3.3 Design and specification
3.4 Construction
3.5 Site records
4 Materials
4.1 General
4.2 Materials sourced on site
4.3 Unsuitable materials
4.4 Suitable materials
5 Compaction criteria
5.1 General
5.2 Compaction of soils
5.3 Placement moisture content
5.4 Coarse material
5.5 Test rolling
5.6 Other materials
5.7 Trenches
6 Construction
6.1 Site preparation
6.1.1 General
6.1.2 Fencing
6.1.3 Drainage, erosion and sedimentation control
6.1.4 Site clearing
6.1.5 Stripping
6.1.6 Slope preparation
6.1.7 Foundation preparation
6.1.8 Off-site disposal
6.2 Fill construction
6.2.1 General
6.2.2 Placing fill
6.2.3 Fill moisture control
6.2.4 Fill compaction
6.2.5 Surface heaving
6.2.6 Fill adjacent to structures and in trenches
7 Methods of testing
7.1 General
7.2 Field density
7.3 Establishment of a reference density for calculation of relative compaction
7.4 Sample selection for reference density
7.5 Use of different test procedure
7.6 Permissible oversize
7.7 Preparation of laboratory reference density samples
8 Inspection and testing
8.1 General
8.2 Level 1 inspection and testing
8.3 Level 2 sampling and testing
8.4 Geotechnical inspection and testing authority (GITA)
8.5 Geotechnical testing authority (GTA)
8.6 Statements of compliance
8.7 Frequency of testing
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
C1 General
C2 Selection of test sites in a test lot sampling
C3 Acceptance
C4 Outlier results
Appendix D
Amendment control sheet
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