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    Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering, Second Edition

    By: Robert Day

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    A complete, up-to-date guide for forensic engineers

    Fully revised and packed with current case studies, Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering, Second Edition provides a step-by-step approach to conducting a professional forensic geotechnical and foundation investigation. This authoritative resource explains how to:

    Investigate damage, deterioration, and collapse in a structure

    Determine what caused the damage

    Develop repair recommendations

    Diagnose cracks

    Prepare files and reports

    Avoid civil liability Helpful charts and photographs aid in your understanding of the material covered. With expert advice on all aspects of the process--from accepting the assignment to delivering compelling testimony--this is a practical, all-in-one guide to geotechnical and foundation investigations in forensic engineering.

    Explains how to investigate damage due to:

    Settlement of structures * Expansive soil * Lateral Movement * Earthquakes * Erosion * Deterioration * Bearing Capacity Failures * Shrinkage Cracking of Concrete Foundations * Timber Decay * Soluble Soil * Groundwater and Moisture Problems * And Other Causes

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