Foundations for low-rise buildings.
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Foundations for low-rise buildings.

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Published by Building Research Establishment in Garston .
Written in English


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If a building's foundation sits on soft or filled-in soil, the whole building may fail in an earthquake regardless of the advanced engineering techniques employed. Assuming, however, that the soil beneath a structure is firm and solid, engineers can greatly improve how the building-foundation system will respond to seismic waves. FOUNDATION MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION GUIDE FOR RESIDENTIAL AND OTHER LOW-RISE BUILDINGS Document no: FPA-SC Developed by: FPA Structural Committee Committee chairs: Main Committee - Ron Kelm, P.E. Subcommittee - James Austin, P.E. Presented by: James Austin, P.E., Member Presented to: The FPA at H.E.S.S. Presented on: . foundations use for the construction of low-rise residential buildings in Nigeria, the predominant soil types on which these foundations are constructed, conditions and the processes of formationof these soils and their basic engineering properties. The bases for the design approach. Aims to be an authoritative source of general information about how best to provide foundations for low-rise buildings on soft ground. Describes how to identify and investigate soft ground, outlines the particular difficulties likely to be encountered and provides guidance about the different foundation options available. ISBN.