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AGS Piling (Draft)

AGS piling is the working title for a data transfer format for piling data which includes design schedule information, the construction record and as built information.

It is being developed by the AGS Data Management Working Group, in collaboration with the Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS), with support from the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI).

A draft schema for AGS piling has been developed and issued for industry comment (Draft3, March 2021). This is presented as an Excel spreadsheet file, which can be downloaded here.

Further background and instructions for those who wish to comment, including contact details, are provided within the spreadsheet (see Introduction and Contact sheets).

AGS/FPS/DFI are also looking to form a steering group to guide future development. Please get in touch if you would like to get involved with this (please use the contact details given in the spreadsheet).

A paper introducing the format has been published:

Boddy, J.M., Pennington, M & Chadwick, N.C. (2021). ‘Guidance on the Standardisation of Pile Data Capture’. Piling 2020: Proceedings of the Piling 2020 Conference.