Construction of Fills. 2nd Edition. Wiley Series of Practical Construction Guides

  • ID: 2215253
  • Book
  • 266 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The compaction guide to greater profits, less hassle Boost your bottom line with the expert, efficient soil compaction techniques and technological solutions in this fully updated Second Edition. This revision will provide the contractor, fill inspector, and geotechnical engineer with greater coverage of environmental topics, including
  • Septic system site investigation, evaluation, design, and construction, plus existing system renovation, repair, maintenance, and management
  • The latest uses of artificial fills from around the world foam plastics, Elastizell, Geocell, Solite, and waste materials like shredded tires and wood chips
  • New material and helpful case studies on the correlation of Standard and Modified Proctor densities and a method for determining numerical values of bearing capacities for Proctor densities
In addition to the current state of the art of fill technology, basic insights into soil behavior are provided. Innovative and patented methods of design are presented, especially valuable for young practitioners and those responsible for their supervision and continuing education. Reviewed as "conversational," "humorous," "full of wisdom," and "practical," this unusually readable resource is a profit–maker no construction professional can afford to do without.
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Avoiding Costly Blunders.

Basics of Soil Compaction Curves: Laboratory Procedures.

Major Problems in Compacted Fill Technology: Proposed Solutions.

Applied Research and Development.

Fills and Fill Compaction.

Compaction Specifications.

Fill Control Procedures––Inspection.

Septic Systems.

Techonomics.

Appendices.

References.

Index.
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EDWARD J. MONAHAN, P.E., M. ASCE, is a private consultant. He is a Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering, having taught for twenty–six years at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where he was head of the Geotechnical Group. Dr. Monahan holds two patents on the use of lightweight fills and is listed in Who′s Who in Technology Today and Who′s Who in Science and Engineering. He earned a PhD in civil engineering from Oklahoma State University.
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