Geotechnical Testing, Observation, and Documentation

by Tim Davis,

American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
978-0-7844-0474-4 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0474-7 (ISBN-10), 2001, Soft Cover, Pg. ix, 102
26 cm, [First Edition]
Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


A geotechnical report, field and laboratory testing, as well as observation and documentation are all integral parts of most geotechnical projects. A technician is usually dispatched to monitor the progress of these projects. However, before technicians can perform construction monitoring, they must understand common laboratory and field tests, be able to classify soil accurately, interpret the project recommendations, be excellent communicators and, at the same time, document the whole process. This book covers each of these areas in depth. The manual includes photos, diagrams, standard details, and test forms as well as step-by-step test procedures with insightful tips. Chapters cover field engineering and geology for the technician as well as safety on the project. The book is fully indexed and has a large glossary of geotechnical related terms. Geotechnical Testing, Observation, and Documentation is an invaluable training tool for engineering firms and an exceptional reference for both technicians and engineers in training.

Subject Headings: Geotechnical engineering | Field tests | Project management | Laboratory tests | Soil classification | Training | Integrals | Construction management


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