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Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods, 5th Edition by Edward Allen, Joseph Iano

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FOUNDATIONS

Foundation Requirements

Foundation Settlement

Earth Materials

Classifying Earth Materials

Properties of Soils

Soils for Building Foundations

Subsurface Exploration and Soils Testing

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CONSIDERATIONS OF SUSTAINABILITY IN SITE WORK, EXCAVATIONS, AND FOUNDATIONS

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Excavation

Excavation Support

Dewatering

Foundations

Shallow Foundations

Deep Foundations

Seismic Base Isolation

Underpinning

Retaining Walls

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GEOTEXTILES

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Waterproofing and Drainage

Basement Insulation

Shallow Frost-Protected Foundations

Backfilling

Up–Down Construction

Designing Foundations

Foundation Design and the Building Codes

Foundation work in progress for a midrise hotel and apartment building in Boston. The earth surrounding the excavation is retained with steel sheet piling supported by steel walers and tiebacks. Equipment enters and leaves the site via the earth ramp at the bottom of the picture. Although a large backhoe at the right continues to dig around old piles from a previous ...

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