Foundation Engineering Handbook 2/E by Robert Day

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A fully up-to-date, practical guide to foundation engineering

Revised to cover the 2009 International Building Code, Foundation Engineering Handbook, Second Edition presents basic geotechnical field and laboratory studies, such as subsurface exploration and laboratory testing of soil, rock, and groundwater samples. The book then discusses the geotechnical aspects of foundation engineering, including conditions commonly encountered by design engineers--settlement, expansive soil, and slope stability. Details on the performance or engineering evaluation of foundation construction and the application of the 2009 International Building Code are included in this valuable resource.

FOUNDATION ENGINEERING HANDBOOK, SECOND EDITION COVERS: Subsurface exploration Laboratory testing Soil mechanics Shallow and deep foundations Bearing capacity and settlement of foundations Foundations on expansive soil Slope stability Retaining walls Foundation deterioration and cracking Geotechnical earthquake engineering for soils, foundations, and retaining walls Grading and other soil improvement methods Foundation excavation, underpinning, and field load tests Geosynthetics and instrumentation 2009 International Building Code regulations for soils and foundations

 

About Robert Day

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Robert W. Day is a leading forensic engineer and the chief engineer at American Geotechnical in San Diego, California. The author of more than 200 published technical papers, he serves on advisory committees for several professional associations, including ASCE, ASTM, and NCEES. Mr. Day holds both bachelor's and master's degrees in structural engineering from Villanova University and a master's degree in civil engineering and a civil engineer degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is author of numerous McGraw-Hill books in geotechnical engineering, including "Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering", Second Edition and "Geotechnical Engineers Portable Handbook", Second Edition.
 
Published December 12, 2005 by McGraw-Hill Education. 930 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction