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Foundation Engineering Handbook 2/E

Foundation Engineering Handbook 2/E

Foundation Engineering Handbook 2/E
By Robert W. Day

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Book Description

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

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #734518 in Books
  • Published on: 2010-09-02
  • Ingredients: Example Ingredients
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.50" h x 1.62" w x 7.70" l, 3.66 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 1008 pages

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From the Back Cover
The latest information on foundation engineering, design, construction, and code

This practical resource offers complete coverage of foundation engineering, emphasizing the geotechnical aspects and the use of the 2006 International Building Code. Foundation Engineering Handbook explains how to develop a complete program of foundation investigation, conduct geotechnical field and laboratory studies, and analyze data for the design of foundations. Evaluating construction and preparing foundation engineering reports is also covered.

Covers these and other key topics:

  • Soil mechanics
  • Field testing
  • Earth slope stability evaluation
  • Seismic analysis
  • 2006 International Building Code


  • Introduction
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Subsurface Exploration
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Design
  • Shallow and Deep Foundations
  • Bearing Capacity of Foundations
  • Settlement of Foundations
  • Consolidation
  • Foundations on Expansive Soil
  • Slope Stability
  • Retaining Walls
  • Foundation Deterioration and Cracking
  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering for Soils
  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering for Foundations and Retaining Walls
  • Construction
  • Grading and Other Soil Improvement Methods
  • Foundation Excavation, Underpinning, and Field Load Tests
  • Geosynthesis and Instrumentation
  • 2006 International Building Code
  • Regulations for Soils
  • Regulations for Foundations

About the Author

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 engineering from Villanova University and a master's in civil engineering and a civil engineer degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of five McGraw-Hill books on geotechnical engineering and a contributor to numerous handbooks on the subject.

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I used this book for PE exam preparation however it was not my primary source for study. Still, at times I found good information here.

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