Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering, Second Edition

May 2, 2011|
Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering, Second Edition by Robert W. Day
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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

  • Robert W. Day is a leading forensic engineer and the chief engineer at American Geotechnical in San Diego, California. He serves on advisory committees for several professional associations, including ASCE, ASTM, and NCEES. Day is the author of more than 200 published technical papers and several books, including two editions of Foun...
    Title:Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering, Second EditionFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:9.3 X 6.3 X 1.23 inShipping dimensions:9.3 X 6.3 X 1.23 inPublished:May 2, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

    The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

    ISBN - 10:0071761330

    ISBN - 13:9780071761338

    Appropriate for ages: All ages

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