Engineering

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Basic Configuration of Sheet Pile Design Analysis

by Don C. Warrington, PhD, P.E., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Introduction Sheet pile design and analysis is an important part of geotechnical engineering, and is well documented in publications such as Sheet Pile Design by Pile Buck.  The advent of software such as SPW 911 has made executing this […]

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Landslide Mitigation Techniques 

View the complete article here. Landslides kill 30-50 people each year in the United States. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), they also result in 3 billion dollars in damage annually. Construction managers should be aware of what causes landslides and what can be done to prevent them. We […]

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Soil Mechanics Guide Part II

View the complete article here. Presentation of Geotechnical Information You will compile all the data collected from the subsurface investigation and analysis into a geotechnical report. The purpose of the report is to present the data collected in a clear manner. The format and contents of the geotechnical report are […]

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Soil Mechanics Guide Part I

View the complete article here. Your first step in a field exploration project is to consider whether the soil or rock will be able to support the embankments and structures that are planned. The extent of your site investigation depends on your project schedule, the subsurface conditions, and what needs […]

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Field Investigations for Geotechnical Engineering

View the complete article here. For many construction projects, geotechnical engineering is required in order to assess the engineering behavior of earth materials.  Evaluating these materials is necessary prior to embarking on a construction project on the surface or within the ground.  This is done to investigate subsurface conditions and […]

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Geotechnical Analysis and Investigation for Structures

In order to ensure proper support for bridges and other associated structures, it is generally necessary for contractors and other construction managers to engage a geotechnical engineer to make a complete foundation investigation of the proposed foundation.  The requirements of such an investigation will vary by state, but will typically […]