Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering, Second Edition

by: Robert W. Day


Abstract: This up-to-date, all-in-one guide to geotechnical and foundation investigations in forensic engineering provides a step-by-step approach to conducting a professional forensic geotechnical and foundation investigation. Written by a leading forensic engineer and packed with case studies, the book explains how to: investigate damage, deterioration, or collapse in a structure; evaluate problems caused by settlement, expansive soil, slope movement, moisture, and intrusion; investigate damage from earthquakes and other natural causes; determine what caused the damage; develop repair recommendations; prepare files and reports; avoid civil liability.
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Title: Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering, Second Edition

Publisher: McGraw-Hill: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, San Juan, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2011 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ISBN: 9780071761338

Authors:

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 Foundation Engineering Handbook and Geotechnical Engineer's Portable Handbook. He holds both bachelor's and master's degrees in structural engineering from Villanova University and a master's degree in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Description: This up-to-date, all-in-one guide to geotechnical and foundation investigations in forensic engineering provides a step-by-step approach to conducting a professional forensic geotechnical and foundation investigation. Written by a leading forensic engineer and packed with case studies, the book explains how to: investigate damage, deterioration, or collapse in a structure; evaluate problems caused by settlement, expansive soil, slope movement, moisture, and intrusion; investigate damage from earthquakes and other natural causes; determine what caused the damage; develop repair recommendations; prepare files and reports; avoid civil liability.