Friday, January 25, 2013

Soils in Construction 5th Edition, W. L. Schroeder


Soils in Construction 5th Edition PDF Download Ebook. W. L. Schroeder uses only simple mathematics and emphasizes applications to explore the nature of soils and how they can influence certain construction operations. An introduction to soil materials is followed by a discussion of soils in the construction contract. Specifications from example contracts influenced by soil materials are discussed, as are the applications of soil behavior principles.

This book was originally prepared as a teaching aid for a course in the Construction Engineering Management program in the Civil Engineering Department at Oregon State University. The purpose of the course was to introduce students to the nature of soils and to illustrate how soil materials may influence certain construction operations.

The course was not design-oriented. It was a terminal geotechnical course specifically arranged to deal with soils in construction for those who did not contemplate further study of soil mechanics or foundation engineering. The book is, therefore, suited for use in other similar programs.

The book begins with an introduction to soil materials. In conjunction with the testing methods in Appendix A, the material presented provides the basic background for understanding soil behavior and how construction specifications relate to it. From here the book turns to soils in the construction contract.

Specifications from example contracts influenced by soil materials are discussed, as is the application of principles of soil behavior to those specifications. The appendices contain both testing procedures designed to be used as instructional laboratory exercises (with references to similar standard testing methods) and a pile hammer chart.

Today persons with diverse responsibilities, such as contractors, owners, technicians, lawyers, and engineers from other specialties, interact with geotechnical design professionals. They often need to know and understand the designer's language and concerns, and they need to understand how to apply selected principles of the geotechnical disciplines to their own work. It is to such individuals that this book is directed.

This text is aimed for contractors, owners, technicians, lawyers, and engineers in the construction field. It has been an important resource for the teaching of the basics of soil mechanics, foundation design, and foundation construction to construction management students. It continues this with extensive revisions to both the text and the accompanying graphics.

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