Pile Design and Construction Rules of Thumb

1st Edition

Authors: Ruwan Rajapakse
Print ISBN: 9780750687638
eBook ISBN: 9780080559162
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 22nd February 2008
Page Count: 464
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Pile foundations are very common today due to their reliability and ability to carry larger loads safely compared to other foundation types. This book is primarily aimed at geotechnical and structural engineers who are involved in building foundation design. It also will be of great value to architects, construction managers, graduate/undergraduate students, geologists, engineers who are planning to sit for the professional engineer (PE) examination and college professors.

Many examples are provided in pile foundation design for sandy soils, clayey soils, seismic loadings and negative skin friction conditions. Design methodologies for different pile types such as timber piles, steel pipe piles, H-piles, concrete piles, auger cast piles and caissons are provided with examples and illustrations.


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About the Author

Ruwan Rajapakse

Ruwan Rajapakse is presently a project manager for STV Incorporated, one of the most prominent design firms in New York City. He has extensive experience in design and construction of piles and other geotechnical engineering work. He is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in New York and New Jersey and a certified construction manager (CCM). He is currently an adjunct professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology conducting the graduate level geotechnical engineering course. He is the author of four books including Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rule of Thumb and Pile Design and Construction Rules of Thumb by Butterworth-Heinemann.

Affiliations and Expertise

Practicing Civil Engineer and Construction Manager, New York, NY, USA and New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, USA