Soil Improvement: History, Capabilities, and Outlook

Committee on Placement and Improvement of Soils of the Geotechnical Engineering Division of ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-126-8 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-126-X (ISBN-10), 1978, Soft Cover, Pg. 182

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


This report is intended to help engineers meet the need for practical, efficient, economical, and environmentally acceptable means for improving unsuitable soils and sites, for expanded utilization of soil as a construction material, and for management and use of waste materials. It covers a wide range of topics including soil moisture in engineering works, current practices in the treatment of soft foundations, admixture stabilization, massive compaction of granular soil, tension and compression elements of reinforcement, collapsible soils and their stabilization, and soil placement and improvement.

Subject Headings: Soil water | Soil treatment | Compacted soils | Granular soils | Soil compression | Soft soils | Construction materials | Soil stabilization


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