Subsurface Investigation for Design and Construction of Foundations of Buildings: Part III and IV

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 7, Pg. 749-764

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 (in this issue) describes presentation of data. Part Four (in this issue) describes investigations and studies associated with the construction phase. There are also two appendices. Appendix A 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 is a check list for making foundation investigations.

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

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