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Updated ASCE Press Book is an Indispensable Geotechnical Reference Guide

Parul Dubey on August 30, 2022 - in News

Reston, Va. – In testing, overseeing, and documenting implementation of a construction project, technicians and inspectors are often at the forefront. Author Tim Davis, senior public works inspector for the Town of Windsor Engineering Department in Sacramento County, California, assembled this in-depth field manual specifically for them; the soil technicians, inspectors, and geotechnical engineers, who need guidance during the investigation, grading, and construction phases of geotechnical projects. Geotechnical Testing, Observation, and Documentation, Third Edition, covers common laboratory and field tests, sampling methods, field soil classification, jobsite soil construction, geologic considerations, LID features, and standard to innovative foundations. From site investigation and field work, through documentation during construction, project management, pre-con and preparation, site safety, to a comprehensive sample geotechnical report.

Ideal for training new technicians, the book includes studious test questions at the end of each chapter, as well as three appendices with more than 500 geotechnical related terms. It is also an excellent refresher for veterans of the profession, encompassing site investigation and field work, through documentation during construction, project management, pre-con and preparation, site safety, to a comprehensive sample geotechnical report.

To purchase online, visit the ASCE Bookstore

Limited review copies are available for book reviews. Please contact Leslie Connelly, lconnelly@asce.org.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. ASCE works to raise awareness of the need to maintain and modernize the nation’s infrastructure using sustainable and resilient practices, advocates for increasing and optimizing investment in infrastructure, and improve engineering knowledge and competency.

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