Geotechnical Engineer's Portable Handbook

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One-volume library of instant geotechnical and foundation data Now for the first time ever, geotechnical, foundation, and civil engineers...geologists...architects, planners, and construction managers can quickly find information they must refer to every working day, in one compact source. Edited by Robert W. Day, the time -and effort-saving Geotechnical Engineer's Portable Handbook gives you field exploration guidelines and lab procedures. You'll find soil and rock classification, basic phase relationships, and all the tables and charts you need for stress distribution, pavement, and pipeline design. You also get abundant information on all types of geotechnical analyses, including settlement, bearing capacity, expansive soil, slope stability - plus coverage of retaining walls and building foundations. Other construction-related topics covered include grading, instrumentation, excavation, underpinning, groundwater control and more.

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Instant, project-ready geotechnical answers

The latest in McGraw-Hill's popular Portable Handbook series, this is the first quick-reference book on geotechnical engineering and construction-related topics. Filled with vital, ready-to-implement geotechnical data, formulas, and guidelines that you can flip to at a moment's notice, the comprehensive, yet pocket-sized Geotechnical Engineer's Portable Handbook features:


* Field exploration guidelines, soil and rock classifications, and percolation and lab test procedures
* Basic phase relationships and stress distribution tables and charts
* Clear analysis guidelines for settlement, bearing capacity, expansive soil, slope stability, earthquake, erosion control, and deterioration from other causes
* Quick access to essential design and construction data for foundations and retaining walls
* Easy-to-use data on grading, instrumentation, excavation, underpinning, groundwater control, and geosynthetics
* Pavement and pipeline design charts

Written by an AIA award-winning civil engineer, the Geotechnical Engineer's Portable Handbook adds up to a complete set of research-reducing tools for civil engineers, construction personnel, and architects. It's the most convenient source of information you need on the job every day, for projects large and small.

About the Author:

Robert W. Day (San Diego, CA) has published over 200 papers, as is currently active on various committees with ASCE, ASTM, Tranportation Research Board, and received a design award from AIA. After completing his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Civil Engineering at Villanova specializing in Structural Engineering, he completed his masters in Civil Engineering and Engineer Degree at MIT.

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