Pile Design and Construction Practice, Fifth Edition

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Taylor & Francis, Dec 6, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 14 pages
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This international handbook is essential for geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists responsible for designing and constructing piled foundations. It explains general principles and practice and details current types of pile, piling equipment and methods.

It includes calculations of the resistance of piles to compressive loads, pile groups under compressive loading, piled foundations for resisting uplift and lateral loading and the structural design of piles and pile groups. Marine structures, miscellaneous problems (including machinery foundations, underpinning, mining subsidence areas, contracts and frozen ground), durability of piled foundations, ground investigations, and pile testing are also covered.

It introduces the 2005 version of Eurocode7, BS 8004 and other codes, and refers to BS 6349 on maritime structures, and new forms of civil engineering contracts suitable for piling projects. It includes numerous worked examples to the codes, many based on actual problems. It also gives very comprehensive information for students.

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About the author (2007)

Michael Tomlinson has a lifetime’s experience in piling and foundations. He worked for George Wimpey Ltd for nearly 30 years on the design and construction of foundations and earthworks. Since 1976 he has been an independent consulting engineer. He has worked in many parts of the world and is the author of a number of technical papers on piles and their behaviour in different soils. He was the first recipient of the Skempton Gold Medal inaugurated by the British Geotechnical Society in 1998.

John Woodward has undertaken the design and construction of a wide variety of geotechnical work in the UK and overseas. For the past 10 years he has acted as arbitrator and adjudicator resolving contractual disputes concerned with piling, drilling and contaminated land. In addition he works as an independent consultant and lectures on foundation design and construction. He is the author of several papers and An Introduction to Geotechnical Processes (Taylor and Francis, 2005).

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