Subsurface Investigations for Design and Construction of Foundations of Buildings: Appendices A and B

Task Committee for Foundation Design Manual of the Committee on Shallow Foundations of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, ASCE

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 8, Pg. 771-785

Document Type: Journal Paper


These reports appearing in the Journal are not a text on foundation engineering. Their purpose is to set forth the reasoning which guides investigations of foundations for small and moderate sized buildings. The parts are as follows: Part One provides an introduction to the subject, defines general terms, and describes the scope of the investigation; Part Two describes procedures and tests for foundation investigations; and Part Three describes presentation of data. Part Four describes investigations and studies associated with the construction phase. There are also two appendices. Appendix A (in this issue) describes the more commonly encountered soils and conditions which are especially difficult or hazardous, so that conditions requiring special consideration and competent experts may be recognized. Appendix B (in this issue) is a check list for making foundation investigations.

Subject Headings: Foundations | Building design | Subsurface investigation | Foundation design | Foundation construction | Construction management | Soil properties

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