You are on page 1of 6

A.M.

Geoconsult & Associates


Geotechnical Investigation Report

Diliman Doctors Hospital Inc.


Eight (8) Storey Building with Basement

PROJECT INFORMATION
Project Reference #:

1309DE05

Project Name:

PROPOSED SLOPE PROTECTION IN SALAPUNGAN RIVER

Project Location:

SALAPUNGAN, TARLAC

Client:

DPWH-TARLAC FIRST DISTRICT ENGG OFFICE

Clients Address:

PARSOLINGAN, GERONA TARLAC

Consultant:

Geonorms & Associates

Contact Number:

1.0 INTRODUCTION
The Client which is the DPWH-Tarlac First District Engg Office, request the services of
Geonorms & Associates to perform a subsurface investigation of a Proposed Slope
Protection located at Salapungan, Tarlac, Philippines.
This report was prepared to give geotechnical review based on the outcome of laboratory
tests using soil samples acquired from the site.
The following are the provided suggestion for the foundation proposal of the structure:
1. General course of action in construction implementation.
2. Screening for probable inconvenience such as expansive or liquefiable soils .
3. Allowable bearing capacities of feasible foundations.

1104DDI1_RGIR_RCS_0

Page 1 of 6

A.M. Geoconsult & Associates


Geotechnical Investigation Report

Diliman Doctors Hospital Inc.


Eight (8) Storey Building with Basement

2.0 SCOPE OF WORK SUMMARY


In the surrounding area of the proposed project, a borehole is drilled. At every 1.50
meters interval, Standard Penetration Testing (SPT) is performed and when hard
strata or rock material is encountered core samples are acquired. For a better
assessment of the necessary material, the borehole proceeds up to a depth of 21.00
meters.
To determine the classification of materials, the samples undergo series of laboratory
test using the Unified Soil Classification System (USCS) and its corresponding
engineering properties.

2.1 DETAILS OF FIELD WORKS

Table1. Summary of Field Works

Borehole No.

Drilling Depth (m)

21.00

No. Of Samples

SPT
15

Coring

2.2 DETAILS OF LABORATORY WORKS

Table 2. Summary of Laboratory Works

Laboratory Test
Particle Size Distribution
Moisture Content
Atterberg Limits
United Soil Classification System

No. of Samples
14
14
14
14

3.0 GENERAL GEOLOGY

1104DDI1_RGIR_RCS_0

Page 2 of 6

A.M. Geoconsult & Associates


Geotechnical Investigation Report

Diliman Doctors Hospital Inc.


Eight (8) Storey Building with Basement

4.0 METHODOLOGY OF THE INVESTIGATION

4.1 FIELD SAMPLING & TESTING


The boreholes are advanced by rotary drilling and wash boring method. Alternately with
these methods, SPT is conducted at every 1.5 meter depth interval on soil layer, while
rotary drilling on hard materials down to the bottom of the hole. Protective casings are
inserted around the hole with a drop hammer to prevent materials from collapsing. The
boring operation entails the following phases:
a) Rotary Drilling
A method employed when hard materials are encountered or where the N-value
exceeds fifty (50). Under rotary action, the 46 mm diameter core bit is advanced into
the rock with core runs between 1.00 to 1.50 meters.
b) Wash Boring
A process in advancing the borehole by applying an up and down twisting motion of a
drill or chopping bit attached to the ends of drill rods while simultaneously allowing a
stream of water pumped through the rods to the soil. The combined action of the water
jet and chopping loosens the soil and is flushed to the surface.
c) Standard Penetration Test (ASTM-D1586)
The main sampling procedure conducted at every 1.50 meter depth interval using a
Donut free fall type of hammer. It involves placing a 50.80 mm (O.D.) diameter split
spoon sampler with the drilling rod into the ground at the bottom of the borehole. The
hammer weighs 63.50 kg and is dropped a distance of 762 mm to produce a theoretical
input driving energy (Ein) of 473.28 Nm. The number of blows to penetrate every 150
mm interval is recorded successively until the third interval is penetrated. The first
interval blow count is considered as the seating drive and is discarded. The last two
blow counts from the second and third intervals are added to give what is known as the
N-value. Disturbed soil samples obtained by the split spoon were collected for visual
inspection and laboratory testing.

d) Ground Water Level

1104DDI1_RGIR_RCS_0

Page 3 of 6

A.M. Geoconsult & Associates


Geotechnical Investigation Report

Diliman Doctors Hospital Inc.


Eight (8) Storey Building with Basement

This measurement is done by lowering a weighted tape down the hole until water
contact is made. Readings are made after water is allowed to stand for a minimum
period of 12 hours following completion of the drilling. The observation made during this
period is assumed as the ground water level.

4.1.1 DRILLING WORKS

4.2 DETAILS OF LABORATORY WORKS

The following laboratory tests are performed in accordance with the specified procedures
from the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). Appropriate test procedures are
referenced in ASTM Manuals for the soil tests discussed in the following sections:
a) Natural Moisture Content (ASTM-D2216)
This test is also known as water content. It is the ratio expressed as a percentage of the
weight of water in a given mass of soil to the weight of the solid particles.
b) Grain Size Analysis of Soils (ASTM-D422)
A process wherein the proportion of each grain size present in a given soil sample (grain-size
distribution) is determined. The grain- size distribution of coarse grained soils is determined
directly by sieve analysis, while that of fine-grained soils is determined indirectly by
hydrometer analysis. The grain-size distribution of mixed soils is determined by combined
sieve and hydrometer analyses.
c) Atterberg Limits of Soils (ASTM-D4318)
A procedure that consists of several parameters that are primarily water contents which
define the limits of various stages of consistency for fine-grained soils. The liquid limit (LL)
and the plastic limit (PL) define the upper and lower limits, respectively, of the plastic range of
a soil; the numerical difference between these two limits expresses the plasticity of a soil and
is termed the plasticity index (PI).
d) Classification of Soils for Engineering Purposes (ASTM-D2487)

1104DDI1_RGIR_RCS_0

Page 4 of 6

A.M. Geoconsult & Associates


Geotechnical Investigation Report

Diliman Doctors Hospital Inc.


Eight (8) Storey Building with Basement

In general, soils are classified based on the Unified Soil Classification System (USCS). In this
system, soil falls within one of the three major categories: coarse- grained, fine- grained, and
highly- organic soils.

5.0 OBSERVATION OF RESULTS


.

6.0 ENGINEERING ANALYSIS AND CONSIDERATIONS

6.1 FILL CONSTRUCTION

6.2 FOUNDATION DESIGN RECOMMENDATION

6.2.1 FOUNDATION CONDITION

6.2.2 ALLOWABLE BEARING CAPACITY AND SETTLEMENT


.

6.3 SEISMIC DESIGN CONSIDERATION

1104DDI1_RGIR_RCS_0

Page 5 of 6

A.M. Geoconsult & Associates


Geotechnical Investigation Report

Diliman Doctors Hospital Inc.


Eight (8) Storey Building with Basement

6.4 LIQUEFACTION POTENTIAL

7.0 LIMITATIONS

Prepared by:

Civil/Geotechnical Engineer
PRC No.:
PTR No.:
13, May 2011

1104DDI1_RGIR_RCS_0

Page 6 of 6