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Foundation Design and Construction

Foundation Design and Construction

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Published by: Okondu Chiedu on May 19, 2012
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GEOTECHNICALENGINEERING OFFICECivil Engineering and Development DepartmentThe Government of the Hong KongSpecialAdministrative Region
© The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative RegionFirst published, 2006Prepared by :Geotechnical Engineering Office,Civil Engineering and Development Department,Civil Engineering and Development Building,101 Princess Margaret Road,Homantin, Kowloon,Hong Kong.Captions of Figures on the Front Cover Top Left : Construction of Large-diameter Bored PilesTop Right : Pile Loading Test Using Osterberg Load CellBottom Left : Foundations in MarbleBottom Right : Construction of Large-diameter Bored Piles on Slope
This publication is a reference document that presents a review of the principles and practice related to design and construction of foundation, with specific reference to groundconditions in Hong Kong. The information given in the publication should facilitate the useof modern methods and knowledge in foundation engineering.The Geotechnical Engineering Office published in 1996 a reference document (GEOPublication No. 1/96) on pile design and construction with a Hong Kong perspective. Inrecent years, there has been a growing emphasis on the use of rational design methods infoundation engineering. Many high-quality instrumented pile loading tests were conducted,which had resulted in better understanding of pile behaviour and more economic foundationsolutions. The Geotechnical Engineering Office sees the need to revise the publication toconsolidate the experience gained and improvement made in the practice of foundationdesign and construction. The scope of the publication is also expanded to cover the keydesign aspects for shallow foundations, in response to the request of the practitioners. Hence,a new publication title is used.The preparation of this publication is under the overall direction of a Working Group.The membership of the Working Group, given on the next page, includes representativesfrom relevant government departments, the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and theHong Kong Construction Association. Copies of a draft version of this document werecirculated to local professional bodies, consulting engineers, contractors, academics,government departments and renowned overseas experts in the field of foundationengineering. Many individuals and organisations made very useful comments, many of which have been adopted in finalising this document. Their contributions are gratefullyacknowledged.The data available to us from instrumented pile loading tests in Hong Kong arecollated in this publication. Practitioners are encouraged to help expand this pile database bycontinuing to provide us with raw data from local instrumented pile loading tests. The datacan be sent to Chief Geotechnical Engineer/Standards and Testing.Practitioners are encouraged to provide comments to the Geotechnical EngineeringOffice at any time on the contents of the publication, so that improvements can be made infuture editions.Raymond K S ChanHead, Geotechnical Engineering OfficeJanuary 2006

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