Have you ever wondered about what goes into the design of a building? While it might seem that the most important parts of building design and construction are aesthetic, in reality, the most important elements are related to safety.
The foundation of any building is critical to its integrity. If a building’s foundation fails, damage to the structure above will often be irreparable. Soil and rock support systems can behave unpredictably as they are subjected to all kinds of forces during and after a structure is built. That’s why geotechnical engineering is so important when designing new buildings or rehabilitating older structures.
Geotechnical Engineering is the application of engineering principles to the design, construction, and safety of structures built on or in the ground. Geotechnical engineering involves geology, hydraulics, hydrology and structural engineering.
We at Coduto have extensive experience working with geotechnical engineers on various projects. We understand the importance of such projects as they are often times crucial to a project’s success. For example, a foundation must be designed and constructed properly to support the structure that is being built upon it. If not, the structure will collapse, which can cause tremendous damage and even loss of life.
In this blog we will explore some examples of geotechnical projects we have worked on in the past as well as how we were able to add value to those projects by providing our expertise in web development.
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About The Geotechnical Engineering Pdf Book
Geotechnical Engineering: Principles and Practices, 2/e, is ideal or junior-level soil mechanics or introductory geotechnical engineering courses. This introductory geotechnical engineering textbook explores both the principles of soil mechanics and their application to engineering practice.
It offers a rigorous, yet accessible and easy-to-read approach, as well as technical depth and an emphasis on understanding the physical basis for soil behavior. The second edition has been revised to include updated content and many new problems and exercises, as well as to reflect feedback from reviewers and the authors’ own experiences.
About The Geotechnical Engineering Pdf Author
Donald P. Coduto is currently a professor of geotechnical engineering and chair of the Civil Engineering Department at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, an M.S. in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from the Claremont Graduate University. He is an ASCE Fellow, a licensed Civil Engineer and a licensed Geotechnical Engineer, and has worked on a variety of geotechnical projects for both private and public sector clients.
Dr. Man-chu Ronald Yeung is currently a professor of civil engineering at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He received a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1986, an M.S. in Geotechnical Engineering in 1987, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in 1991, all from the University of California, Berkeley. Before joining Cal Poly Pomona in 2005, Dr. Yeung had worked for several consulting firms and taught at several universities including Montana Tech, San Jose State University, and The University of Hong Kong. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, a member of the ASCE Rock Mechanics Committee, and the Treasurer of the Geotechnical Engineering Technical Group of the ASCE Los Angeles Section. He has been a registered Civil Engineer in California since 1994.
Dr. William A. Kitch is currently an associate professor of civil engineering at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1982 and his M.S. in Civil Engineering in 1983, both from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in 1991 from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a retired Lt Col in the US Air Force and had over 23 years of practicing engineering experience in both the private and public sectors. He is a registered Civil Engineer in California and Colorado.