Auckland Structural Group Piling Specification 2022


This document is published in collaboration by the Structural Engineering Society New Zealand (SESOC) and the New Zealand Geotechnical Society (NZGS). Both organizations are not-for-profit Technical Societies of Engineering New Zealand (ENZ).

This document supersedes the Auckland Structural Group publication “Piling Specification” (Rev G, 2002). Every reasonable effort has been made during the preparation of this document to ensure that the statements made and opinions expressed within represent a robust specification for the construction of bored or driven piles in New Zealand. However, no liability or responsibility associated with the application of this document shall be directed to or accepted by the authors, SESOC, NZGS, and/or ENZ. The use of this document implies full acceptance of this condition.

All users of this specification are fully and solely responsible for ensuring, on a case-by-case basis, that the contents and recommendations contained within this document are appropriate for the particular circumstances and conditions associated with its proposed application.

Any reference or recommendation in this document does not relieve any user of their obligation to consider all matters to which the information herein relates to the particular circumstances of its proposed application.

NOTE: All users of this document must take appropriate professional advice prior to entering into a construction contract which incorporates all or parts of this document.


The contents of this document are subject to periodic review, updates, changes, additions, and/or deletions. The latest version of this document is published on the SESOC and NZGS websites:

It is the responsibility of all users to ensure that they are at all times using the latest and current version of this document.

Comments and feedback on this specification from appropriately qualified and experienced engineering design and/or construction specialists are encouraged. Feedback should be submitted to the document’s owners (SESOC and NZGS).