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.