This manual for civil and structural engineers aims to simplify the design of structural foundations as much as possible. Structured around the typical design process through site investigation, foundation selection and, finally, design it explains clearly, with numerous worked examples, how economic foundation design can be achieved in both straightforward and difficult sites.
Fully updated to ensure compliance with Eurocodes, the Structural Foundation Designers′ Manual:
- includes chapters on many aspects of foundation engineering that other books avoid, including filled and contaminated sites, and mining and other man–made conditions
- features a step–by–step procedure for the design of lightweight and flexible rafts, to fill the gap in guidance in this extremely economical foundation solution
- concentrates on foundations for building structures rather than the larger civil engineering foundations
- includes many innovative and economic solutions developed and used by the authors practice but not often covered in other publications
- provides an extensive series of appendices as a valuable reference source