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Foundation Engineering Handbook: Design and Construction with 2006 International Building Codeby Robert Day
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The latest information on foundation engineering, design, construction, and code<P>This practical resource offers complete coverage of foundation engineering, emphasizing the geotechnical aspects and the use of the 2006 International Building Code. "Foundation Engineering Handbook" explains how to develop a complete program of foundation investigation, conduct geotechnical field and laboratory studies, and analyze data for the design of foundations. Evaluating construction and preparing foundation engineering reports is also covered. <P>Covers these and other key topics: Soil mechanics Field testing Earth slope stability evaluation Seismic analysis 2006 International Building Code<P>COMPLETE COVERAGE OF FOUNDATION ENGINEERINGIntroduction Geotechnical engineeringSubsurface Exploration Laboratory Testing Soil Mechanics DesignShallow and Deep Foundations Bearing Capacity of Foundations Settlement of Foundations Consolidation Foundations on Expansive Soil Slope Stability Retaining Walls Foundation Deterioration and Cracking Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering for Soils Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering for Foundations and Retaining Walls ConstructionGrading and Other Soil Improvement Methods Foundation Excavation, Underpinning, and Field Load Tests Geosynthesis and Instrumentation 2006 International Building CodeRegulations for Soils Regulations for Foundations
This practical resource focuses on foundation engineering, emphasizing the geotechnical aspects and the use of the International Building Code(R).
About the Author
Robert W. Day (San Diego, CA) is a leading forensic engineer and the chief engineer at American Geotechnical in San Diego, California. The author of over 200 published technical papers, he serves on advisory committees for several professional associations, including ASCE, ASTM, and NCEES. He holds both bachelors and masters degrees in structural engineering from Villanova University and a master's in civil engineering and a civil engineer degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The author of 5 McGraw-Hill books in geotechnical engineering and contributor to numerous handbooks on the subject.
Table of Contents
1: Introduction; Part 1: Geotechnical Engineering; 2: Subsurface Exploration; 3: Laboratory Testing; 4: Soil Mechanics; Part 2: Foundation Design; 5: Shallow and Deep Foundations; 6: Bearing Capacity of Foundations; 7: Settlement of Foundations; 8: Consolidation; 9: Foundations on Expansive Soil; 10: Slope Stability; 11: Retaining Walls; 12: Foundation Deterioration and Cracking; 13: Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering for Soils; 14: Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering for Foundations and Retaining Walls; Part 3: Foundation Construction; 15: Grading and Other Soil Improvement Methods; 16: Foundation Excavation, Underpinning, and Field Load Tests; 17: Geosynthetics and Instrumentation; Part 4: 2009 International Building Code; 18: International Building Code Regulations for Soils; 19: International Building Code Regulations for Foundations; Appendix A: Glossary; Appendix B: Example of a Foundation Engineering Report; Appendix C: Solution to Problems; Appendix D: Conversion Factors; Appendix E: Bibliography; Index
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