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Soil Improvement & Ground Modification

Significant increase in infrastructure spending ($35 trillion over next 20 yrs), especially North America, Asia, and India, leads to need for references that will help professionals save time/money, be more efficient, and comply w/ current codes and standards. Soil improvement is the alteration of any property of a soil to improve its engineering performance. Some sort of soil improvement must happen on every construction site. This combined with rapid urbanization and the industrial growth presents a huge dilemma; providing a solid structure at a competitive price. Written by an author with over 25 years of both field and academic experience, Soil Improvement & Ground Modification provides ground improvement technologies for converting marginal soil into soil that will support all types of structures. The prefect guide for new or practicing engineers, this reference covers projects involving soil stabilization and soil admixtures, including utilization of industrial waste/by-products, commercially available soil admixtures, conventional soil improvement techniques, and state-of-the-art testing methods.


Construction Engineers, Construction Managers, Structural Engineers, Geotechnical Engineers, and Earthquake Engineers


Published: October 2014

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-12-408076-8


  • Section I - Introduction

    Chapter 1. What is "Ground Modification" : Applications and Solutions

    Chapter 2. Categories (Types) of Ground Modification

    Chapter 3. General Objectives, Current Practice, and Promising Technologies

    Section II - Mechanical Modification: Densification

    Chapter 4. Objectives and Improvements from Soil Densification

    Chapter 5. Shallow Compaction

    Chapter 6. Deep Densification

    Chapter 7. Gradation Control

    Section III - Hydraulic Modification

    Chapter 8. Overall Objectives and Approaches

    Chapter 9. Role of Geosynthetics: Filtration, Drainage and Seepage Control

    Chapter 10. Preconsolidation

    Chapter 11. Electrokinetic Dewatering/Stabilization (Electro-osmosis)

    Section IV - Physical and Chemical Modification

    Chapter 12. Modification with Admixtures


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