Timber Pile Design & Construction Manual, 2016
Timber Pile Design and Construction Manual has been developed by the Southern
Pressure Treaters’ Association as its official recommendation for Timber Piling Design
The data in this publication has been prepared in accordance with recognized
engineering principles and is based on available technical data. The information in this
manual should not be used or relied upon for a specific application without competent
professional examination and verification of its accuracy, suitability, and applicability by
a licensed professional engineer.
By publication of this manual, SPTA intends no representation or warranty, expressed
or implied, that the information in the manual is suitable for any specific application or
is free from infringement of any patent or copyright. Any user of this information
assumes all risk and liability arising from such use.
The manual was developed to assist design engineers with the design of timber piling.
Manual Author: James G. Collin, Ph.D., P.E., The Collin Group, Ltd.
The manual was reviewed by the SPTA Timber Pile Manual Technical Committee.
Edited and Revised 2016 by Edward D. Entsminger, M.S., Rubin Shmulsky, Ph.D., and
Jeanie McNeel, Department of Sustainable Bioproducts, Mississippi State University.
SPTA Timber Pile Manual Technical Committee:
Special thanks is given to the following for their advice on the manual.
Ryan R. Berg, P.E., Ryan R. Berg & Associates
Martin Rollins, P.E., H. M. Rollins Company, Inc.