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Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering, 2nd Edition

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Title: Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering, 2nd Edition
Author: Robert W. Day
ISBN: 0071761330 / 9780071761338
Format: Hard Cover
Pages: 528
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Year: 2011
Availability: In Stock
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A complete, up-to-date guide for forensic engineers

Fully revised and packed with current case studies, Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering, Second Edition provides a step-by-step approach to conducting a professional forensic geotechnical and foundation investigation. This authoritative resource explains how to :

• Investigate damage, deterioration, and collapse in a structure
• Determine what caused the damage
• Develop repair recommendations
• Diagnose cracks
• Prepare files and reports
• Avoid civil liability

Helpful charts and photographs aid in your understanding of the material covered. With expert advice on all aspects of the process--from accepting the assignment to delivering compelling testimony--this is a practical, all-in-one guide to geotechnical and foundation investigations in forensic engineering.

Explains how to investigate damage due to :

Settlement of structures * Expansive soil * Lateral Movement * Earthquakes * Erosion * Deterioration * Bearing Capacity Failures * Shrinkage Cracking of Concrete Foundations * Timber Decay * Soluble Soil * Groundwater and Moisture Problems * And Other Causes

Chapter 1 : Introduction

Part 1 : Assignment and Investigation
Chapter 2 : The Assignment
Chapter 3 : The Investigation

Part 2 : Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Investigations
Chapter 4 : Settlement of Structures
Chapter 5 : Expansive Soil
Chapter 6 : Lateral Movement
Chapter 7 : Other Geotechnical and Foundation Problems
Chapter 8 : Groundwater and Moisture Problems

Part 3 : Repairs and Crack Diagnosis
Chapter 9 : Repairs
Chapter 10 : Crack Diagnosis

Part 4 : Reducing Potential Liability
Chapter 11 : Concluding Chapter

Appendix A : Recommended Practices for Design Professionals Engaged as Experts in the Resolution of Construction Industry Disputes (ASFE)
Appendix B : Case Management Order
Appendix C : References

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