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Ground Improvement Case Histories by Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn, Jian Chu, Buddhima Indraratna

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Foreword

There is hardly any country in the world that does not encounter problematic soil either due to natural formation or caused by manmade activities for land use and construction at a given location or at any given time. Moreover, with increasing population in many countries, it is almost inevitable that even the most marginal land and often difficult terrains are also utilised for infrastructure development. In Civil Engineering practice, without advanced ground improvement techniques, such developments over formations that consist of highly compressible estuarine clays, dispersive and erodible soils, landfills weak residual soils, historic landslide debris such as colluvium or highly weathered and fractured rock mass would not be possible. ...

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