SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS OF BUILDING RESEARCH: GEOTECHNICAL ASPECTS

This year is the 75th anniversary of the formation of the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and a brief history of geotechnical research at BRE is presented. It covers: site investigation and soil properties, field instrumentation and monitoring techniques; field performance; shallow foundations and long term measurement of ground movements. The final section of the paper considers current and future developments. The paper provides a brief review of the subject, not a comprehensive account; the objective has been to highlight some of the major developments that have occurred over the last 75 years and to evaluate their significance.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 129-45
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 119
    • Issue Number: 3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724172
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1996 12:00AM