Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering, 2nd Edition / Edition 2
  • Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering, 2nd Edition / Edition 2
  • Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

by Robert Day
     
 

A complete, up-to-date guide for forensic engineers

Fully revised and packed with current case studies, Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering, Second Edition provides a step-by-step approach to conducting a professional forensic geotechnical and foundation investigation. This authoritative resource explains how to:

  • Investigate damage,

See more details below

Overview

A complete, up-to-date guide for forensic engineers

Fully revised and packed with current case studies, Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering, Second Edition provides a step-by-step approach to conducting a professional forensic geotechnical and foundation investigation. This authoritative resource explains how to:

  • Investigate damage, deterioration, and collapse in a structure
  • Determine what caused the damage
  • Develop repair recommendations
  • Diagnose cracks
  • Prepare files and reports
  • Avoid civil liability

Helpful charts and photographs aid in your understanding of the material covered. With expert advice on all aspects of the process—from accepting the assignment to delivering compelling testimony—this is a practical, all-in-one guide to geotechnical and foundation investigations in forensic engineering.

Explains how to investigate damage due to:

Settlement of structures
• Expansive soil
• Lateral Movement
• Earthquakes
• Erosion
• Deterioration
• Bearing Capacity Failures
• Shrinkage Cracking of Concrete Foundations
• Timber Decay
• Soluble Soil
• Groundwater and Moisture Problems
• And Other Causes

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071761338
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
04/11/2011
Edition description:
List
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

Part 1: Assignment and Investigation

Chapter 2. The Assignment

Chapter 3. The Investigation

Part 2: Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Investigations

Chapter 4. Settlement of Structures

Chapter 5. Expansive Soil

Chapter 6. Lateral Movement

Chapter 7. Other Geotechnical and Foundation Problems

Chapter 8. Groundwater and Moisture Problems

Part 3: Repairs and Crack Diagnosis

Chapter 9. Repairs

Chapter 10. Crack Diagnosis

Part 4: Reducing Potential Liability

Chapter 11. Concluding Chapter

Appendix A. Recommended Practices for Design Professionals Engaged as Experts in the Resolution of Construction Industry Disputes (ASFE)

Appendix B. Case Management Order

Appendix C. References

Index

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >