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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: What Does a Soil Report Really Tell Us?
Author(s): Robert L. Goehring
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 29-32
Keywords: bearing capacity; foundations; soil classification; soil compacting; soil mechanics; General
Abstract:The complexity of a soils report and recommendations are directly related to the variability of the soil conditions found and the complexity of proposed development. Because there are no standards, the quality and usefulness of a soils report is largely dependent on the expertise of its writer and the completeness of understanding reached between the client and geotechnical engineer. Negotiating a comfortable level of geotechnical study is the responsibility of the entire design team. If the client is involved from the beginning, realistic expectations for the actual performance of the project can be established and reviewed periodically.
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