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

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071761338
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 4/11/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert W. Day is a leading forensic engineer and the chief engineer at American Geotechnical in San Diego, California. He serves on advisory committees for several professional associations, including ASCE, ASTM, and NCEES.

Day is the author of more than 200 published technical papers and several books, including two editions of Foundation Engineering Handbook and Geotechnical Engineer's Portable Handbook. He holds both bachelors and masters degrees in structural engineering from Villanova University and a master’s degree in civil engineering and a civil engineer degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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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

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