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Has Your House Got Cracks? A homeowner's guide to subsidence and heave damage, Second edition

Author(s): Freeman, Driscol and Littlejohn
Publication date: 01 December 2001
ISBN: 9780727730893
£40.75
This guide was commissioned by the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Building Research Establishment to provide practical guidance for homeowners whose properties have been affected by subsidence, or heave, or who are concerned by the potential risk of damage. The first, best-selling, edition dealt specifically with the problems associated

A Short Course in Soil and Rock Slope Engineering

Author(s): Noel Simons, Bruce Menzies and Marcus Matthews
Publication date: 28 September 2001
ISBN: 9780727728715
£100.00
This new addition to the 'Short Course' series combines both soil and rock slope engineering - in effect, two short courses - in one concise volume. Like its acclaimed companion volume A Short Course in Foundation Engineering, this book focuses on the essentials, explaining simple methods of stability analysis and applying them to a wide range of p

Finite Element Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering: Theory and Application

Author(s): David M Potts and Lidija Zdravkovic, Imperial College
Publication date: 01 May 2001
ISBN: 9780727728128
£239.50
This comprehensive new two-volume work provides the reader with a detailed insight into the use of the finite element method in geotechnical engineering. As specialist knowledge required to perform geotechnical finite element analysis is not normally part of a single engineering degree course, this lucid work will prove invaluable. It brings togeth

A Short Course in Foundation Engineering, 2nd edition

Author(s): N. Simons, University of Surrey and B. Menzies, GDS Instruments Ltd
Publication date: 01 June 2000
ISBN: 9780727727510
£100.00
Although there are now a large number of computer programmes for solving all sorts of foundation design problems, the need to check these outputs by 'hand-calculation' has become vitally important. This book concentrates on getting the fundamentals right and then using them in practical applications. The book is illustrated with numerous worked

Geotechnical Engineering of Landfills

Author(s): N Dixon, Nottingham Trent University, E J Murray, Murray Rix Geotechnical and D R V Jones, Golder Associates (UK)
Publication date: 08 April 1998
ISBN: 9780727727084
£76.25
Geotechnical engineering of landfills is a symposium designed to provide a forum for the presentation of recent developments in the design, construction and operation of landfills facilities. The papers presented in this volume bring together expertise and experience from industry, academia and the Environment Agency. Specific areas highlighted inc

The Management of Setting out in Construction: ICE Design and Practice Guide

Author(s): Edited by Jim Smith
Publication date: 11 April 1997
ISBN: 9780727726148
£40.75
There are few tasks in surveying that carry more onerous responsibilities than setting out. The financial cost of mistakes can be horrendous and completely out of proportion to the perceived value of the task. Setting out is just one part of a complex series of processes which spans the whole project from inception to final construction and beyond.

Ground Anchorages and Anchored Structures

Author(s): Edited by G S Littlejohn, University of Bradford
Publication date: 10 April 1997
ISBN: 9780727726070
£100.00
This volume presents the proceedings of the first major international conference for over twenty years on the state-of-the-art of ground anchorage technology. Leading researchers and practitioners from around the world came together to discuss all the aspects of design, construction and performance of ground anchorages for the use in stabilisation

Earth Reinforcement and Soil Structures

Author(s): C.J.F.P. Jones
Publication date: 13 September 1996
ISBN: 9780727734891
£40.75
This volume provides a comprehensive explanation and illustration of earth reinforcement and soil structures, from the viewpoint of practising engineers involved in design and construction. This edition has been updated to reflect the latest changes in theory, materials and practice.

Dredging: ICE design and practice guide

Author(s): Institution of Civil Engineers
Publication date: 06 October 1995
ISBN: 9780727720498
£38.25
Dredging is not only vital to maintain navigation, and therefore to international commerce, but also pays an important role in offshore engineering, the obtaining of aggregates for the construction industry, and in coastal defence works.This guide highlights the particular problems of excavating from underwater sites and describes the methods and e

Vegetation and Slopes: Stabilisation, Protection and Ecology

Author(s): Edited by D Barker
Publication date: 06 April 1995
ISBN: 9780727720313
£40.75
Recent concerns over the durability and whole-life costs of systems such as steel and concrete, has focused attention on the self-repairing ability of vegetation, and its low-tech and low whole-life cost and maintenance requirements. The awareness of the beneficial effects of vegetation has been increasing within the civil engineering profession, a

Grouting in the ground

Author(s): Edited by A L Bell, Keller Colcrete Ltd
Publication date: 09 August 1994
ISBN: 9780727719287
£92.75
This book provides an excellent opportunity for engineers to catch up with the latest trends in geotechinical grouting and provides an in-depth discussion of the advances, views and knowledge from around the world. Topics range from compensation grouting, jet grouting, soil mixing and permeation grouting to ten monitoring and instrumentation system

Groundwater Problems in Urban Areas

Author(s): Edited by W B Wilkinson
Publication date: 05 July 1994
ISBN: 9780727719744
£92.75
Changing groundwater levels are causing problems in many cities and urban areas throughout the world. Over-abstraction of water for prolonged periods has caused levels to fall with ensuing foundation settlement and structural damage caused by consolidation of the underlying strata, in addition to frequent deterioration of water quality. Conversely,

Piling: European practice and worldwide trends

Author(s): M.J. Sands
Publication date: 31 December 1993
ISBN: 9780727735645
£100.00
This title from Thomas Telford contains the proceedings of a conference organised by the Institution of Civil Engineers, and held in London on 7 - 9 April 1992.

Slope Stability Engineering: Developments and Applications

Author(s): Edited by R J Chandler, Imperial College
Publication date: 15 April 1991
ISBN: 9780727716606
£92.75
This volume draws on the experience and extensive research of an international authorship to bring together details on slope stability, causes of landslides, landslide prevention, new techniques for assessing and predicting stability, new methods for stabilising slopes and the special considerations for coastal situations.