This book is intended to provide contractors and subcontractors with the practical aspects of foundation construction. It discusses soils, soil behaviour and the construction of foundations, emphasizing that the soil is as much a part of the overall structure as are the components of the superstructure. Potential problems in specifications, contracts, soils data, etc., are pointed out and some solutions offered. Special emphasis is given to: the importance of obtaining all available information on subsurface, rock, and groundwater conditions; the difficulties in the installation of specialized foundation elements such as piles, caissons and underpinning; and the necessity for the proper engineering of all temporary construction, excavation slopes, sheeting and bracing, and other measures to prevent property damage. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Wiley (John) & Sons, Limited

    Baffins Lane
    Chichester, Sussex  England 
  • Authors:
    • Fletcher, G A
    • SMOOTS, V A
  • Publication Date: 1974


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 60 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096986
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Textbook
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM