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Structural foundation answers on demand! Save your most difficult structural foundation questions for the one guide with all the answers: Robert Wade Brown's Practical Foundation Engineering Handbook. It's jam-packed with the best and the latest on foundation construction, performance, and repair for residential, light commercial, and heavy construction projects. You'll get skilled guidance from a full team of soil and foundation experts on identifying and implementing the best techniques for site development... earth pressure and retaining systems... soil stabilization and improvement... stress distribution and settlement... soil mechanics and foundation design... legal and insurance issues... and much more.

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Dig into real solutions with this groundbreaking, problem-solving guide. Based on the expertise of a distinguished team of soil and foundation engineers, this expanded and updated Handbook clarifies and simplifies every part of the job, from site assessment through design, and construction, to remediation of failed foundations. A matchless solver of difficult problems, the Handbook offers proven, expert design alternatives for even substandard soil and challenging site conditions, with example problems for any type of structure.

Experts Lead You Through Standard and Advanced Methods for Every Type of Foundation Engineering

The Handbook gives you not only important how-to's, but equally vital how-not-to's that prevent costly damage to structures and professional reputations. Handy illustrations, charts, tables, and case-study examples ease your work. You also get full coverage of failure analysis and repairs--for dealing with the errors made by those who didn't use this book. With Practical Foundation Engineering Handbook and its math-minimizing strategies, you're ready to tackle any structural foundation project with confidence, efficiency, and the most comprehensive, up-to-date methods available anywhere.

Foundation, geotechnical, and soil engineering as well as repair experts provide the answers you want on-- Appraisals Bearing Capacity Concrete Mix Properties Construction Issues Design Analysis Design Finalization Design Parameters Design Techniques (Piers, Piles, Slab on ground, Post Tension Slabs, Pier and Beams) Drilling (Piers) Earth Pressures Forensic Investigations Foundation Engineering Foundation Repair Requirements (Lightly loaded as well as high rise) Geotechnical Issues Grouting (Deep and Shallow Techniques) High-Rise/Heavy Construction Insurance Programs Legal Concerns Mud-jacking Non-Grouting Techniques Piers and Piles Preventive Maintenance Reinforced Concrete Repair Residential and Light Commercial Construction Retaining Systems Settlement Shimming Pier Caps Site Development Soil Improvement Soil Mechanics Soil Stabilization Stress Distribution Substandard Soils Underpinning Upheaval (Slab foundations) Water in Soils

NEW IN THIS EDITION *Grouting substandard soils *Forensics investigations *Residential and light construction repair procedures and options; expanded material *Nongrouting methods to improve substandard soils; expanded material *Soil mechanics and foundation engineering, expanded *Special coverage for lightly loaded foundations--pier and beam, as well as conventional and post-tension slabs *Selecting the proper foundation repair method *Advice on litigation and role of expert witnesses

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Robert Wade Brown, PE is an internationally respected expert on foundation problems and expansive soils behavior, and is the author of seven prior books on these subjects. From 1955 to 1963, he served as a physical chemist and research petroleum engineer, during which time he developed systems to stimulate oil well production. Several of his innovations are still in use. He owns Brown Foundation Repair and Consulting, Inc., in Garland, Texas, and consults around the world through Brown Consolidated, Inc. Since 1963, his principal areas of activity have been in the study of lightly loaded foundations constructed on expansive soils, their behavior, and repair. As a forensic consultant, he has lectured nationally and internationally and is widely published in technical journals.

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