Pile Design and Construction Practice, Sixth Edition

Piles are columnar elements in a foundation which have the function of transferring load from the superstructure through weak compressible strata or through water onto stiffer or more compact and less-compressible soils or onto rocks. They may be required to carry uplift loads when used to support tall structures subjected to overturning forces – from […]

Principles Of Foundation Engineering

Every civil engineering project has some geotechnical or foundation engineering component. This includes all earth and earth-supported structures, namely, founda-tions and earth-retaining structures, the two broad categories discussed in this book. The related chapters are bundled into Parts 3 and 4, respectively. Under foundations (Part 3), shallow foundations and deep foundations are discussed. In this […]