Foundation Engineering Handbook 2/E by Robert W. DayFoundation Engineering Handbook 2/E by Robert W. Day

Foundation Engineering Handbook 2/E

byRobert W. Day

Hardcover | September 2, 2010

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A fully up-to-date, practical guide to foundation engineering

Revised to cover the 2009 International Building Code, Foundation Engineering Handbook, Second Edition presents basic geotechnical field and laboratory studies, such as subsurface exploration and laboratory testing of soil, rock, and groundwater samples. The book then discusses the geotechnical aspects of foundation engineering, including conditions commonly encountered by design engineers--settlement, expansive soil, and slope stability. Details on the performance or engineering evaluation of foundation construction and the application of the 2009 International Building Code are included in this valuable resource.


  • Subsurface exploration
  • Laboratory testing
  • Soil mechanics
  • Shallow and deep foundations
  • Bearing capacity and settlement of foundations
  • Foundations on expansive soil
  • Slope stability
  • Retaining walls
  • Foundation deterioration and cracking
  • Geotechnical earthquake engineering for soils, foundations, and retaining walls
  • Grading and other soil improvement methods
  • Foundation excavation, underpinning, and field load tests
  • Geosynthetics and instrumentation
  • 2009 International Building Code regulations for soils and foundations
Robert W. Day is a leading forensic engineer and the chief engineer at American Geotechnical in San Diego, California. The author of over 200 published technical papers, he serves on advisory committees for several professional associations, including ASCE, ASTM, and NCEES. Mr. Day holds both bachelors and masters degrees in structural...
Title:Foundation Engineering Handbook 2/EFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1008 pages, 9.5 × 7.7 × 1.62 inPublished:September 2, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071740090

ISBN - 13:9780071740098

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Table of Contents

1: Introduction; Part 1: Geotechnical Engineering; 2: Subsurface Exploration; 3: Laboratory Testing; 4: Soil Mechanics; Part 2: Foundation Design; 5: Shallow and Deep Foundations; 6: Bearing Capacity of Foundations; 7: Settlement of Foundations; 8: Consolidation; 9: Foundations on Expansive Soil; 10: Slope Stability; 11: Retaining Walls; 12: Foundation Deterioration and Cracking; 13: Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering for Soils; 14: Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering for Foundations and Retaining Walls; Part 3: Foundation Construction; 15: Grading and Other Soil Improvement Methods; 16: Foundation Excavation, Underpinning, and Field Load Tests; 17: Geosynthetics and Instrumentation; Part 4: 2009 International Building Code; 18: International Building Code Regulations for Soils; 19: International Building Code Regulations for Foundations; Appendix A: Glossary; Appendix B: Example of a Foundation Engineering Report; Appendix C: Solution to Problems; Appendix D: Conversion Factors; Appendix E: Bibliography; Index