International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
European Technical Committee 3 – Piles

Chairman : Maurice Bottiau (Franki Foundations Group Belgium)

Secretary : Noël Huybrechts (Belgian Building Research Institute)

ISSMGE ETC 3 aims to promote co-operation and exchange of information on the design principles for vertically and laterally loaded piles in Europe. It focuses especially on pile design according to the Eurocode 7 framework, which has forced the different European countries to adapt their habitual national design principles.

Actually, ETC 3 involves more than 20 European country members. With regard to the evaluation of the Eurocode 7, in particular via design exercises, it interacts with ETC 10.