Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering
By Day, Robert W.
Learn how to conduct a professional forensic geotechnical and foundation investigation

Clearly written and easy to use, this authoritative book shows you step-by-step how to:

  • INVESTIGATE damage, deterioration, or collapse in a structure
  • EVALUATE problems caused by settlement, expansive soil, slope movement, moisture intrusion, and more
  • INVESTIGATE damage from earthquakes and other natural causes
  • DETERMINE what caused the damage
  • DEVELOP repair recommendations
  • PREPARE files and reports
  • AVOID civil liability

    No matter what caused the structural damage, this book will help you pinpoint it and, if necessary, suggest a remedy. With advice on all aspects of the process, from accepting the assignment to testifying compellingly, this book is your all-in-one guide to geotechnical and foundation investigations in forensic engineering.

  • DOI: 10.1036/0070164444

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    Author Biography

    Robert W. Day (San Diego, CA) has published over 200 papers, as is currently active on various committees with ASCE, ASTM, Tranportation Research Board, and received a design award from AIA. After completing his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Civil Engineering at Villanova specializing in Structural Engineering, he completed his masters in Civil Engineering and Engineer Degree at MIT.

    Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering
    Author(s): Day, Robert W.
    ISBN: 0070164444
    DOI: 10.1036/0070164444

    Format: hardcover, 460 pages.
    Pub date: 1 Oct 1998
    Copyright: 1999
    $94.00 US
    Product Line: McGraw-Hill Professional

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