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.
Table of Contents
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
Alan J. Lutenegger has more than 35 years of practical experience in geotechnical engineering and has been professor at the University of Massachusetts for almost three decades. He has researched in situ testing and geotechnical site investigations, behaviour of deep and shallow foundations, ground improvement, collapsible and expansive soils, screw-piles and helical anchors and problematic soils. He is an Instructor for the National Highway Institute, FHWA, for professional training courses on design of shallow foundations and geotechnical subsurface investigations. He is a Professional Registered Engineer and has been an expert witness on a number of litigations involving ground movements and damage.