1st Edition

Ground Improvement for Coastal Engineering

By Hidenori Takahashi Copyright 2023
    196 Pages 72 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This practical guide covers the investigation, design, and execution of ground improvement in coastal areas. It explains how to decide whether ground improvement is necessary, which method to choose, and how to design and execute it.

    Recognising the soft ground commonly found in coastal areas, the book introduces various ground improvement technologies including seismic reinforcement and liquefaction countermeasures and addresses the measures to be taken to sustain ground against external forces. Reliable Japanese ground improvement technologies are presented as well as the latest Building Information Modelling (BIM/Information and Communication Technology (ICT) used in their execution. The book also includes measures that can be taken against contaminated soil and considers ground improvement design on site.

    • Unique focus on coastal applications
    • Summarises leading edge Japanese practice

    The book suits professionals in the ground improvement industry, especially geotechnical designers and contractors.

    1. Introduction. 

    2. Investigation, Design, and Execution. 

    3. Ground Improvement Methods. 

    4. Use of Improved Soil. 

    5. Improvement of Contaminated Soil. 

    6. Future of Ground Improvement. 


    Hidenori Takahashi graduated from Kyoto University in 2000, obtained his Master of Engineering in 2002. Then, he joined the Port and Airport Research Institute (PARI) and has been a researcher of geotechnical engineering. In 2008, he got a PhD from Kyoto University on the behaviour of ground improved by Sand Compaction Pile method. He is currently the head of Soil Stabilization Group of PARI, after working for the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in charge of designing port and airport facilities in the metropolitan area of Japan and a visiting researcher at Imperial College London.