by A P Butcher, J J M Powell and H D Skinner (editors) (18-Oct-2006)
This Handbook has been developed as part of the Reuse of Foundations for Urban Sites (RuFUS) research project part-funded by the European Commission. The project draws together experience of reusing foundations across Europe and analyses existing knowledge and the latest research.
The Handbook provides: a sound understanding of the background to foundation reuse and the key issues. It gives advice on how to address risk through sound engineering principles and presents technical guidance on the processes for deciding on the correct foundation options. It also provides advice on investigation, design and construction using reused foundations.
The Proceedings and the Handbook are also available together as a package (see EP76).
Contents of the handbook:
Foundation reuse is not new; Sound engineering principles for foundation reuse ; Case study on foundation reuse: Battersea Power Station regeneration; Why foundation reuse can be a concern; How to use this Handbook
2 DRIVERS FOR REUSE
Introduction; Ground congestion; Archaeology; Technical drivers; Economic factors; Changing economics of demolition and construction; Environmental drivers; Future sustainability; Summary; References
3 KEY TECHNICAL RISKS
Introduction; Structural damage in buildings due to inadequate foundations; Stages for risk reduction; Acceptable risk; Special design case: seismic loads; Key points; References
4 LEGAL AND FINANCIAL CONTEXT
Introduction; Legal framework; Financial context; Key points; References
5 DECISION MODEL
Introduction; Key issues (framework for reuse of foundations decision model); Foundation reuse decision process; Risk management and foundation choice assessment methods; Key points; References
6 INVESTIGATION, ASSESSMENT AND DESIGN OF REUSED FOUNDATIONS
Introduction; Desk study for reuse; Physical investigation of foundations for reuse; Design practices to achieve higher capacities from reused foundations; Case studies; Key points; References
7 DESIGN OF NEW FOUNDATIONS FOR FUTURE REUSE
Introduction; Design of new foundations for future reuse; Monitoring of new foundations for future reuse; Documentation of new foundations for future reuse; Key points; References
Case histories, Financial risk case study, Whole life cost and environmental impact case studies, Flow charts and guidelines for integrity testing of foundations, Instrumentation case studies, Example documentation from a typical pile foundation project.
Other publications that may also be of interest
Geotechnics for building professionals
Earthships: building a zero carbon future for homes
Proceedings of the Second International British Geotechnical Association Conference on Foundations, ICOF 2008