Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering 2e


Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering 2nd Edition PDF Download Ebook. Robert Day provides a step-by-step approach to conducting a professional forensic geotechnical and foundation investigation. This authoritative resource explains how to investigate damage, deterioration, and collapse in a structure, determine what caused the damage, develop repair recommendations and diagnose cracks.

Why did the building collapse? What caused cracking in the bridge supports? Who's responsible for the sideways settling of the shopping mall? These are the types of questions forensics engineers answer, often as expert witnesses in legal procedures. Clearly written and easy to use, this authoritative book shows you how to conduct a professional forensic geotechnical and foundation investigation.

This text shows guidelines to prepare files and reports to avoid civil liability. Helpful charts and photographs aid in your understanding of the material covered. With expert advice on all aspects of the process--from accepting the assignment to delivering compelling testimony--this is a practical, all-in-one guide to geotechnical and foundation investigations in forensic engineering.

Robert W. Day is a leading forensic engineer and the chief engineer at American Geotechnical in San Diego, California. He serves on advisory committees for several professional associations, including ASCE, ASTM, and NCEES. Day is the author of more than 200 published technical papers and several books, including two editions of Foundation Engineering Handbook and Geotechnical Engineer's Portable Handbook.

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