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FOUNDATIONS AND SUBSTRUCTURE
The “Standard Specifications and Code of Practice for Road Bridges” Section VII – Foundations and Substructure was first published in July 1980 as Part I – General Features of Design. Later first revision was published in December, 1983 incorporating Part II and Amendments 1,2 and 3 to Part I as Unified Code. The second revision of this code was undertaken by the Foundation and Structure Committee (B-4) and the initial draft was finalized by the Committee under the Convenorship of Shri R.H. Sarma . Subsequently, the draft was reconsidered and discussed in various meetings by the reconstituted Foundation, Substructure and Protective Works Committee (B-4) under Convenorship of Shri S.A Reddi. The final draft as approved by Convenor BSS Committee was subsequently approved by the Executive Committee in its meeting held on 30.8.2000. It was later approved by the Council in its 160th meeting held at Kolkata on 4.11.2000 for publishing the revised IRC Code Section VII: IRC: 78:2000.
Since then numerous amendments and errata were published to this Code based on development in design and construction technology.