Kirby T. Meyer, P.E, D.Ge, F. ASCE
A resource for soils and foundations, this book is a bridge between the world of geotechnical engineering and foundation design and construction activities and inspections dealing with soil conditions and building foundations.
The book has illustrations to provide understanding of the principles involved in foundations and guidelines for when to call on professionals, such as a geotechnical or foundation design engineer. The reference helps the reader communicate with geotechnical and structural professionals. Building department personnel, inspectors, laboratory personnel, and foundation and earthwork contractors will find the book helpful. Architects and engineers will benefit from the information on design and field applications for foundations.
Important added features of this second edition include expanded discussion of earthwork, fill, compaction control, grading control and inspection. Discussion of construction and inspection of roadways and parking lots has also been added along with an extensive treatment of the 2012 International Building Code Special Inspector program.
Topics in Soils, Earthwork and Foundations include:
- Bounus study material at the end of each chapter
- Site investigation, geology, soil classification, sampling and testing
- Soils reports and construction documents
- Foundation design and construction
- Seismic site classification
- Retaining walls and slopes
- Contour lines, site plans and grade stakes
- Filling, cutting and compaction
- Construction equipment
- Field inspection reports and Special Inspectors
- Foundation non-performance
References to the 2012 International Building Code and International Residential Code are provided throughout. Use this book when studying for the Soils Special Inspection Certification Exam. Review questions are included at the end of each chapter.