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
Author(s): Noel Simons, Bruce Menzies and Marcus Matthews
Publication date: 28 September 2001
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
Author(s): David M Potts and Lidija Zdravkovic, Imperial College
Publication date: 01 May 2001
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
Author(s): N. Simons, University of Surrey and B. Menzies, GDS Instruments Ltd
Publication date: 01 June 2000
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
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
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
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.
Author(s): Edited by G S Littlejohn, University of Bradford
Publication date: 10 April 1997
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
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 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
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