The foundation engineering practices of the State transportation agencies and the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Direct Federal Offices were reviewed during a 5-year period, 1977-1981. The review was performed by means of personal interviews with appropriate agency personnel. Due to the extensive survey period, all data was verified and appropriate modifications made in June 1981. The principal objectives of the survey were: 1. To determine current agency procedures related to the design and construction of structural foundations; 2. to assess the effectivenss of these procedures in constructing safe, economical, and environmentally acceptable facilities; 3. to document innovative foundation practices which could be transferred to other agencies, and; 4. to establish needs necessary to improve the foundation engineering capabilities of the reviewed agencies by providing followup technical assistance and technical training packages. The survey data has been compiled in two formates; a comprehensive Final Report and an Executive Summary. The Executive Summary highlights only the more important findings in each of the four major review categories; Organization, Subsurface Investigation, Design, and Construction and Training. Each category provides a comparison of FHWA recommended practice versus the existing practice as found from the review summaries. Each category is also provided with an example from a State transportation agency where the recommended practices are being used with substantial cost savings and/or increased operational efficiency. The final portion of the summary sets forth 21 recommendations for improvement of present practices. The final report is divided into three parts: Part I - Conclusions and Recommendations; Part II - Data Tabulations; and Part III - Question Summaries and Appendices. Summaries and Appendices.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Construction and Maintenance Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00450016
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 8:55PM