487 pages | 365 B/W Illus.
This book covers the field of applied geotechnology related to all aspects of construction in ground, including compacted fill, excavations, ground improvement, foundations, earth retaining systems and geotechnical site characterization. It suits the first year of a graduate course on ground improvement and geoconstruction and will suit practicing engineers, both consultants and contractors.
Distinctively it covers the identification of problematic soils and appropriate mitigation measures, and the inspection of ground construction work. It combines the technical and the practical in applied geotechnology.
1. Soils – The Nature of Ground; Soil Properties and Soil Behavior 2. Geotechnical Site Investigations 3. General Construction Earthwork 4. Compaction of Soils 5. Excavations and Trenching 6. Foundations 7. Earth Retention and Earth Anchors 8. Ground Improvement 9. Problematic Soils 10. Inspection of Geoconstruction