Friday, February 22, 2013

Helical Piles: A Practical Guide to Design and Installation


Helical Piles: A Practical Guide to Design and Installation PDF Download Ebook. Howard A. Perko answers the industry's need for an unbiased and universally applicable text dedicated to the design and installation of helical piles, helical piers, screw piles, and torque anchors.

Fully compliant with ICC-Evaluation Services, Inc., Acceptance Criteria for Helical Foundation Systems and Devices (AC358), this comprehensive reference guides construction professionals to manufactured helical pile systems and technology, providing objective insights into the benefits of helical pile foundations over driven or cast foundation systems, and recommending applications where appropriate.

After introducing the reader to the basic features, terminology, history, and modern applications of helical pile technology, chapters discuss installation and basic geotechnics, bearing and pullout capacity, capacity verification through torque, axial load testing, reliability, sizing, expansive soil and lateral load resistance, corrosion and life expectancy.

Other topics include foundation, earth retention, and underpinning systems, foundation economics, select proprietary systems, IBC and NYC Building codes. Covering such issues of concern as environmental sustainability, this book provides contractors and engineers as well as students in civil engineering with a practical, real-world guide to the design and installation of helical piles.

Howard A. Perko, PhD, PE, has sixteen years of consulting engineering experience, is an instructor at Colorado State University, and the Director of Engineering for Magnum Geo Solutions, LLC. Dr. Perko has been active in the Helical Foundations and Tiebacks Committee of the Deep Foundations Institute since 2002, serving as its Chairman since 2008.

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