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One-volume library of instant geotechnical and foundation data Now for the first time ever, geotechnical, foundation, and civil engineers...geologists...architects, planners, and construction managers can quickly find information they must refer to every working day, in one compact source. Edited by Robert W. Day, the time -and effort-saving Geotechnical Engineer's Portable Handbook gives you field exploration guidelines and lab procedures. You'll find soil and rock classification, basic phase relationships, and all the tables and charts you need for stress distribution, pavement, and pipeline design. You also get abundant information on all types of geotechnical analyses, including settlement, bearing capacity, expansive soil, slope stability - plus coverage of retaining walls and building foundations. Other construction-related topics covered include grading, instrumentation, excavation, underpinning, groundwater control and more.

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