Geotechnical Considerations in the Design of Foundations of Buildings on Deep Deposits of Waste Mate
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Geotechnical Considerations in the Design of Foundations of Buildings on Deep Deposits of Waste Mate

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Geotechnical Considerations in the Design of Foundations of Buildings on Deep Deposits of Waste Mate
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Where building takes place on sites covered by substantial depths of waste material, geotechnical problems may arise and are likely to be associated with long-term settlement of the fill. The loadcarrying properties of the different types of fill that form such waste deposits vary greatly and thorough investigation is needed, preferably including a programme of field tests. Where the loadcarrying characteristics of a waste fill are found to be poor, the use of an appropriate ground improvement technique, prior to construction on the site, may form an economic solution to foundation problems.

J.A. Charles and Professor J.B. Burland

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