American Society of Civil Engineers

Soil Behavior and Soft Ground Construction

(Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) No. 119)

by John T. Germaine, (editor), Thomas C. Sheahan, (editor), and Robert V. Whitman, (editor)
Geo-Institute (G-I)
Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 978-0-7844-0659-5 / 0-7844-0659-6 (print), 2003, x, 389 pp., (doi:, 22 cm., Includes references and indexes.     (Barcode: RMI MK31512)

Conference information: Symposium on Soil Behavior and Soft Ground Construction Honoring Charles C. "Chuck" Ladd; October 5-6, 2001, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

ASCE sponsor: Geo-Institute (G-I)

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Document type: Books - Conference Proceedings
Abstract: Proceedings of a symposium on soil behavior and soft ground construction in honor of Charles C. Ladd, held in Boston, Massachusetts, October 5-6, 2001. Sponsored by the Geo-Institute of ASCE. This collection contains 12 papers on soil behavior and soft ground construction. Papers cover fundamental areas of soft ground mechanical behavior, geochemistry, and links between the two. In addition, several papers describe the state-of-the-practice, historical overviews, and case studies about soft ground construction. Topics include: soil physics and chemistry, mechanical properties, in situ measurement, and engineering applications. Charles C. (Chuck) Ladd, a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has made his mark in engineering by influencing the understanding of difficult soils and the ability to engineer them.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Soil mechanics
Soft soils
Soil properties

Library of Congress Call Number:  TA710.A1S5224 2003
Library of Congress Subject Headings: Soil mechanics--Congresses.