Drilled shaft foundation design and construction must be based on the supporting capacity of the existing soil and/or rock formations at the site. The foundation of each structure will have certain distinctive problems during construction, some simple and others more complex. It is the duty of the inspector to see that a foundation is constructed to fuulfill the design requirements. He must be able to anticipate problems associated with given conditions, be familiar with the work and technique involved, the plans and specifications, the design requirements and the existing soil conditions as evidenced by test hole data. This manual attempts to provide sufficient information about drilled shafts to help recognize, understand and solve some of the problems that may arise during construction and help interpret the specifications. In case of conflict, the plans and specifications will always take priority. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transp

    11th and Brazos Streets
    Austin, TX  United States  78701
  • Publication Date: 1980-2

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319201
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Dec 11 1980 12:00AM