Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering

Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering

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Learn how to conduct a professional forensic geotechnical and foundation investigation Clearly written and easy to use, this authoritative book shows you step-by-step how to: INVESTIGATE damage, deterioration, or collapse in a structure EVALUATE problems caused by settlement, expansive soil, slope movement, moisture intrusion, and more INVESTIGATE damage from earthquakes and other natural causes DETERMINE what caused the damage DEVELOP repair recommendations PREPARE files and reports AVOID civil liability No matter what caused the structural damage, this book will help you pinpoint it and, if necessary, suggest a remedy. With advice on all aspects of the process, from accepting the assignment to testifying compellingly, this book is your all-in-one guide to geotechnical and foundation investigations in forensic engineering.... sometimes by great outcrops of limestone, sinks and other solution passages, an almost total lack of surface streams, and ... Methods to investigate the presence of sinkholes are geophysical techniques and the cone penetration device (Earth Manual, 1985; Foshee and Bixler, 1994). ... soil (Terzaghi and Peck , 1967; Lambe and Whitman, 1969; Sowers, 1979; Holtz and Kovacs, 1981; Cernica, 1995a).

Title:Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering
Author:Robert W. Day
Publisher:McGraw Hill Professional - 1998-10-01


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