THE CURRENT PRACTICE OF BUILDING LIGHTLY LOADED STRUCTURES ON EXPANSIVE SOILS IN THE DENVER METROPOLITIAN AREA

THE CURRENT PRACTICE OF BUILDING LIGHTLY LOADED STRUCTURES ON EXPANSIVE SOILS IN DENVER HAS BEEN RELATIVELY SUCCESSFUL. METHODS AND TECHNIQUES HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED THROUGH EXPERIENCE TO HELP COPE WITH THE PROBLEMS CREATED BY SWELLING SOILS. SOME FOUNDATION SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN OVER- DESIGNED AND A FEW FOUNDATIONS HAVE NOT PERFORMED SATISFACTORILY BECAUSE THE ASSUMPTIONS AND THE JUDGEMENTS MADE BY THE SOIL ENGINEER WERE NOT CORRECT. SITES THAT WERE CONSIDERED NOT USEABLE IN THE PAST MUST NOW BE BUILT UPON BECAUSE OF LOCATION AND ECONOMICS. THUS THE DEMANDS IMPOSED UPONG THE SOIL ENGINEER BY OWNERS AND BUILDERS ARE EVER INCREASING. IT IS OBVIOUS HTAT NEW TECHNIQUES MUST BE DEVELOPED TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF EXPANSIVE SOILS IN ORDER TO MET THESE DEMANDS.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings, Workshop on Expansive Clays and Shales in Highway Design and Construction, Denver, Colorado, 1972. Available in 2 volumes from NTIS, PB0225842.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Wyoming, Laramie

    Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center, 710 Garfield
    Laramie, WY  United States  82070
  • Authors:
    • Sealy, C O
  • Publication Date: 1973-5

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  • Accession Number: 00233458
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Workshop Proceedings
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 2000 12:00AM