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Building on fill: geotechnical aspects 3rd edition 2015 (FB 75)

Building on fill: geotechnical aspects 3rd edition 2015 (FB 75)

by Ken Watts and Andrew Charles (13-Oct-2015)

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Book Description

A high proportion of commercial, industrial and housing developments are now built on fills, that is ground that has been deposited by human activity rather than natural geological processes, and the political and commercial impetus to build on ‘brownfield’ land continues to grow. An adequate understanding of the behaviour of fills and the ways in which they can economically be rendered suitable for building purposes is a critical element in ensuring the safe development of such sites.

This third edition encompasses BRE’s unique experience over a period of more than 40 years of research and consultancy, and brings the subject up to date. New material includes:
- research findings and industry experience since publication of the second edition 14 years ago
- additional chapters on ground improvement and treatment using both proprietary and non-proprietary techniques
- six new case histories and updated cases from the second edition
- studies on the behaviour of fills over both a longer time period and a wider range of fills.

Contents:
 
Part I: Fills in context
Chapter 1 Introduction 
 
Chapter 2 Fill formation and deposits 
 
Part II: Engineering behaviour of fills
Chapter 3 Properties of fills 
 
Chapter 4 Volume changes in fills 
 
Chapter 5 Collapse compression on wetting 
 
Chapter 6 Boundaries and variable depth 
 
Chapter 7 Investigation and monitoring 
 
Part III: Construction on fills
Chapter 8 Treatment of fills: proprietary compactive techniques
 
Chapter 9 Treatment of fills: proprietary penetrative and other techniques
 
Chapter 10 Treatment of fills: non-proprietary techniques
 
Chapter 11 Engineered fill 
 
Chapter 12 Foundations on fills 
 
Part IV: Performance of fills
Chapter 13 Case histories: opencast mining backfill 
 
Chapter 14 Case histories: colliery spoil

Chapter 15 Case histories: pre-1965 domestic refuse 
 
Chapter 16 Case histories: post-1965 landfill 
 
Chapter 17 Case histories: urban fill 
 
Chapter 18 Building development on fills
 
Appendices
Appendix A Building Research Station Digest 9
Appendix B Stress distribution below building foundations
Appendix C Settlement of foundations calculated using
elastic theory
Appendix D Delineation of an exclusion zone over a highwall
Appendix E Effectiveness of field compaction by impact loading
Appendix F Analysis of stone columns under widespread load
Appendix G Model specification for engineered fill

References and further reading


Index

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