THE ROLE OF SOIL ENGINEERING IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN ASIA OPEN FORUM

PANELISTS PRESENTED THEIR VIEWS ON VARIOUS ASPECTS OF SOIL ENGINEERING IN ASIA. THE CONTRACTOR'S POINT OF VIEW IS OUTLINED AND THE IMPORTANCE OF USING APPROPRIATE CONSTRUCTION METHODS FOR THE PREVAILING CONDITIONS ESPECIALLY SOFT SUB SOIL CONDITIONS IS STRESSED. FOUNDATION DESIGN AND THE NEED FOR ADEQUATE PRELIMINARY SITE INVESTIGATIONS SUCH AS SOIL SAMPLING, AND LABORATORY AND IN-SITU TESTING ARE INVESTIGATED. EXAMPLES ARE GIVEN OF THE ROLE PLAYED BY ENGINEERING GEOLOGY IN PROJECTS IN TURKEY, PAKISTAN, THAILAND AND LAOS. PRACTICES ADOPTED IN ASIAN COUNTRIES ARE OUTLINED TOGETHER WITH THE THREE FUNDAMENTAL DIFFICULTIES ENCOUNTERED IN ASIA, E. G. SCARCITY OF SOIL ENGINEERS, LACK OF SOIL MECHANICS TRAINING AMONG SOIL ENGINEERS AND POOR LABORATORY FACILITIES IN SOUTH EAST ASIA. THE ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF SOIL ENGINEERING ARE EXAMINED. /TRRL/

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  • Pagination: p. 206-14
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00237183
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM