Interaction of Geology, Construction Practice and Foundation Design

by William S. Gardner, Woodward-Clyde Consultants, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Foundation Engineering: Current Principles and Practices

Discussion: Nathan S. V. (See full record)


The influence of geologic knowledge and construction practices on the geotechnical foundation design process has been assessed and summarized. Particular emphasis has been given to the utilization of available knowledge and tools to develop a geologic framework for geotechnical investigation, interpretation and design.

Subject Headings: Foundation construction | Foundation design | Geology | Soil surveys | Case studies | Construction methods | Subsurface investigation | Frames

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