Design of Drilled Piers in the Atlantic Piedmontby William S. Gardner, Woodward-Clyde Consultants, Plymouth, Meeting, PA, USA,
Abstract: The philosophy and methods of drilled pier foundation design in the Atlantic Piedmont are described. Consideration is also given to the unique characteristics of decomposed metamorphic rocks of this region and to a design approach which accommodates unanticipated variation of the weathering profile.
Subject Headings: Piers | Drilled pier foundations | Foundation design | Weathering | Drilling | Rock mechanics | Rocks | Decomposition
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