Accession Number : AD0675596

Title :   ENGINEERING SITE INVESTIGATIONS.

Descriptive Note : Canadian building digest,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO) DIV OF BUILDING RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Crawford,C. B.

Report Date : MAY 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The selection and design of foundations for a structure are at least as important as all other design considerations. If the structure rests on soil it is just as important to know the properties of that soil as it is to know the properties of the materials in the superstructure. Unlike the other building materials, soil properties cannot be controlled by the designer. The best he can do is assess them in situ. This is the purpose of the site investigation. The site investigation should be made on a professional basis by a qualified soils engineer who enjoys the trust and confidence of the owner. The scope of the investigation should depend on the importance of the structure and on the probable site conditions - it should not be related to a fixed price. A difficult site will require a more extensive and more costly investigation than a good site. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CONSTRUCTION, SITE SELECTION), FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), TERRAIN, SUBSTRATES, STRUCTURES, ACCEPTABILITY, SOILS, TEST METHODS, SAMPLING, LOADS(FORCES), STRESSES, BUILDINGS, CANADA

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE