Settling Down

by Mark A. Swallow, P.E., (M.ASCE), Engrg. Group Leader, Assoc.; Golder Assocs. Jacksonville, FL,
Jack A. Halpern, Sr. Consultant; Boca Raton, FL,
Michael J. Dickey, (A.M.ASCE), Staff Engr.; Jacksonville, FL,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2002, Vol. 72, Issue 8, Pg. 52-57

Document Type: Feature article


Engineers in Florida will prepare the sandy foundation of a future power plant by preloading it with sand for as long as a year.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Sandy soils | Preloading | Foundation settlement

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