Pressuremeter Evaluation of Glacial Till Bearing Capacity in Toronto Canada

by Timothy G. Orpwood, Trow Geotechnical Ltd, Canada,
Shaheen A. Ahmad, Trow Geotechnical Ltd, Canada,
Kenneth R. Peaker, Trow Geotechnical Ltd, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Foundation Engineering: Current Principles and Practices


Glacial tills were evaluated at three Toronto sites, using conventional methods, the pressuremeter and full scale caisson load tests. The geologic environment and specific subsurface conditions at each site are provided together with the test program results. A comparison is made of the results of each evaluation procedure to assess bearing capacity and settlement.

Subject Headings: Glacial till | Load bearing capacity | Soil pressure | Load tests | Clays | Site investigation | Caissons | Full-scale tests | Canada | Toronto | Ontario

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