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Comparison of Bearing Capacity Calculation Methods in Designing


Shallow Foundations
Mr. SukantaKumer Shill

Dr. Md. Mozammel Hoque

Assistant Professor

Professor

Department of Civil Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering

Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology (DUET),

Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology (DUET),

Gazipur, Bangladesh

Gazipur, Bangladesh

Abstract-The principal aim of the paper is to compare the bearing capacity calculation methods proposed by different authors and
codes. To achieve the goal of study, Terzaghi (1943), Meyerhof (1963), Hansen (1970), Vesic (1973), Indian Standard (1981),
Eurocode7 (1996) and BNBC (1993) are considered in the parametric analysis. Comparison of mathematical expressions of
bearing capacity factors, parametric analysis of these factors and equations are presented in this paper. The most important
conclusion is that the evaluated bearing capacity of soil depends highly on the method used andthe code of practice. It is ob served
that for soil, at lower value of angle of friction for instance 0 0 to 200 , the ultimate bearing capacities for all methods yields
approximately similar value. However,difference o f bearing capacity values among the methods increases exponentially with
increase of friction angle. IS code (1981), Eurocode7 (1996) and Vesics (1973) equations estimate somewhat higher value of
bearing capacity for cohesive soil than skemptons (1951) equation. For c - soil, Meyerhofs (1963) equation is not highly
different from Tarzaghis (1943) equation up to a depth of D/B 1,but Hansen (1970), Vesic (1973), IS code (1981) and
Eurocode7 (1996) highly differ from Tarzaghis (1943) equation.
Key words: Shallow foundation, Footing, Bearing capacity, Internal friction angle, Cohesion, Bearing Capacity Factors.
I. INTRODUCTION
Shallo w foundation is a type of foundation unit that provides support of a structure by transferring loads to soil or rock at
shallow depths. Usually the depth to width ratio of foundation is less than unity and the depth of foundation is within 3m fro m the
surface [1]. To design a shallow footing size and shape of a structure, engineers have to know the ult imate bearing capacit y of
underneath soil. The ultimate bearing capacity of soil is the intensity of loading at the base of a foundation which in itiates shear
failure of the supporting soil [1]. Several bearing capacity equations proposed by different authors and adopted in different codes
are availab le to calculate the ultimate bearing capacity of soil at foundation level. But, different method of evaluating bearing
capacity yields different result. However, Bangladesh National Building Code (BNBC), 1993 proposed any established bearing
capacity equations shall be used for calculating bearing capacity of soil [1]. The basic equationof bearing capacity concerns strip
footings loaded vertically in the plane of symmetry (Fig.1) which is one of the first fo rmula for bearing capacity calcu latio n of
shallow foundation was given by Terzaghi (1943) asq ult = cNcsc+ q Nq +0.5B N s ... . .. (1)
in which q ult is the ultimate bearing capacity of soil, c is the cohesion of soil, is the unit weight of soil, q is the overburden
pressure, B is the foundation width, Nc is the bearing capacity factors concerning the cohesion of soil c, Nq is the bearing capacity
factors concerning the depth of foundation, N is the bearing capacity factors concerning the internal friction angle of soil [2, 4].
Skempton (1951) proposed a bearing capacity equation for saturated clay soil that is for 0 , asq ult = cu Nc +Df ... . (2)
in which cu =1/ 2 (unconfined compressive strength of clay), Df = depth of footing, = un it weight of soil and Nc is the bearing
capacity factors concerning the cohesion of soil [3]. Meyerhof (1951, 1963) proposed a bearing capacity equation similar to that of
Tarzaghi but included a shape factor sq with the depth term Nq .He also included depth factors d i and inclination factors ii [5]. These
additions produce equation of the general form as q ult = cNc.S c.d c.ic+ q Nq.S q.dq.iq + 0.5BN S d i ... ... ... ... ..(3)

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Fig.1: Typical shallow foundation.


Hansen (1970) proposed the general bearing capacity equation as q ult = cNc.S c.d c.icg cb c + q Nq.Sq.d q.iqg qb q + 0.5BN S d ig b .. (4)
This equation is readily seen to be a further extension of the earlier Meyerhof (1963) work. Hansen includes base factors for the
footing is tilted fro m the horizontal b i and for the possibility of a slope of the ground supporting the footing to give ground
factors g i [6]. The Vesic (1973) proposed same bearing capacity equation as stated by Hansens (1970) general equation. Also the
expression for Nc and Nq terms are same as Hansen (1970), but N is slightly different. There are also differences in ii , b i , and
g i terms. The vesic (1973) equation is somewhat easier to use than Hansens (1970) because Hansen uses the i terms in co mputing
shape factors si , whereas Vesic does not [7]. IS code (1981) gives a equation of bearing capacity which proposed by Vesic (1973)
[3].Eurocode7 (1996) proposed the equation of bearing capacity [8] asq ult = cNc.S c.ic+d Df Nq.Sq iq + 0.5Bd NS i ... . ...(5)

II. B EARING CAPACITY FACTORS


The bearing capacity factors Nc, Nq and N are the d imensionless numbers, depending upon the angle of shearing friction resistance
. The factors used by various authors and some codes are listed in Table1.

Authors & Codes


Terzaghi
(1943)

Table1: Classical formu lae of bearing capacity factors


N
Nc
(Nq -1)cot
K py
(
-1)
2

tan
2 cos

Nq

a2

2 cos ( / 4 ( / 2)
2

) tan
Where a = exp (
4 2

Skempton (1951)

See Table 5

Meyerhof(1963)

(Nq -1)tan(1.4 )

(Nq -1)cot

Hansen(1970)

1.5(Nq -1)tan

(Nq -1)cot

) exp( tan )
4 2
Same as Meyerhof

Vesic(1973)

2(Nq +1) tan

(Nq -1)cot

Same as Meyerhof

Eurocode7(1996)

2(Nq -1) tan

(Nq -1)cot

Same as Meyerhof

IS Code(1981)

2(Nq +1) tan

(Nq -1)cot

Same as Meyerhof

tan 2 (

A. Shape factors
The bearing capacity factors presented in Table1 are defined in the case of the strip footing. To take into account the non -infinite
length of a rectangular footing, a shape factor s i is introduced in each bearing capacity factor. The footing has width B and length
L, here, BL. The shape factors used by different authors and codes are listed in Table2.

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Table2: Shape factors according to authors and codes.
Authors & Codes
Terzaghi (1943)
(i) Strip (continuous)
(ii)Square
(iii) Circular
(iv)Rectangular
M eyerhof (1963)

S
1
0.8
0.6

1
1.3
1.3

(1 0.2 B L)

(1 0.3 B L)

1,

K p tan 2 ( )
4 2
Hansen (1970)

Vesic (1973)

Eurocode7 (1996)

IS code (1981)
(i) Strip (continuous)
(ii)Square
(iii) Circular
(iv)Rectangular

Sc

when

(1+ 0.1K p

Sq
1
1
1
1
1,

B
0
), 10
L

B
(1+ 0.2 K p )
L

B
(1 0.4 ) 0.6
L

(1+ 0.2

B
(1 0.4 ) 0.6
L

1+

B
(1 0.3 )
L

1+ 0.2

1.0
0.8
0.6

(1+ 0.1K p

Nq B
B
) for 0 and (1+
)for 0
L
Nc L

Nq B
Nc L

sq N q 1
B
for 0 , and
for 0
L
Nq 1

1.0
1.2
1.2
(1+ 0.2B/L)

(1 0.4 B L )

when

B
sin
L

B
tan
L

B
sin
L

B
0
), 10
L

1.0
1.3
1.3
(1+ 0.2B/L)

B. Inclination factors
The bearing capacity factors presented in Table1 are defined in the case of the strip footing for a vert ical load. To take into
account the inclination of the load in the footing, an inclination factor ii is introduced for each bearing capacity factor. There are
two parameters to characterize the inclination of load. The external load has a vert ical co mponent V and horizontal co mponent H,
H
therefore the inclination angle defined as follo ws: tan
, A second form to describe the inclination of the load consist of
V
H
introducing an angle defined by- tan
, in which A is the effective soil footing contact area, a is the adhesion[9].
V Aa cot
Eurocode7 (1996) assumes (a = c) and Bo wles (1997) assumes a = 0.6 to 1.0 of c [9].Therefore,the inclination factors used by the
different authors are listed in Table3.
Table3: Classical formu lations for inclination factors according to authors
Authors

i c ( 0)

iq

Hansen
(1970)

1 0.5 tan

Vesic
(1973)

1 tan m

iq N q 1

31

2
1

2
1

iq N q 1

Meyerhof
(1963)

Nq 1
Nq 1

ic ( 0 )
2
1

0.5 1

Aa

mH
1
AaN c

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comments

i

1

---

1 0.7 tan
1 tan m1

2 1 5
2 2 5

2B
1 B

L
L

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Eurocode7
(1996)
IS code
(1981)

H
V Ac cot


1
90

iq N q 1
Nq 1

1
90

0.51

H
1

Acu


1
90

H
V Ac cot

---

-----

C. Depth factors
The bearing capacity factors presented in Table1 are defined in the case of the s trip footing at shallow depth DB. To take into
account the depth of footing a depth factor di is introduced for each bearing capacity factor.
Table4: Classical formu lations for depth factors
Authors
dc
dq
d
Meyerhof
(1963)

1+0.2Kp

D
B

For > 10, 1+0.1Kp

Same as d q

D
B

Hansen
(1970)

1+0.4

D
B

1 2 tan (1 sin ) 2

D
B

1.0

Vesic
(1973)

1+0.4

D
B

1 2 tan (1 sin ) 2

D
B

1.0

IS code
(1981)

1+ 0.2

Footing Shape

D
tan(45+ )
2
B

1+ 0.1

D
tan(45+ ) for >100 and 1.0 for <100
2
B

Table5: Skemptons Bearing Capacity Factors for Cohesive soil


Nc

Strip

5( 1 0.2 D B )

With limit of Nc 7.5

Square/Circular

6( 1 0.2 D B )

With limit of Nc 9.0

Rectangular

Same as d q

5( 1 0.2

D
B
)( 1 0.2 )
B
L

7.5( 1 0.2

B
)
L

For D 2.5, For D>2.5 respectively.

III. PARAMETRIC ANALYS IS


To understand the differences obtained with all these methods, some numerical examp les will illustrate the application of the
bearing capacity calculation methods.
A.Effectof angle o f friction and method of bearing capacity on the ultimate bearing capacity of soil for c=0.

Soil type

-soil

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FootingShape

Square

Table 6: Soil and footing characteristics


c

(kPa)
(kN/ m3 )
0

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B
(m)
2.25

Depth
(m)
2.00

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Fig.2: Effect of friction angle on the ultimate bearing capacity
Ultimate bearing capacity (kN/m 2 )

7000

Tarzaghi (1943)

6000

Meyerhof (1963)

5000

Hansen (1970)

4000

Vesic (1973)

3000

IS code (1981)

2000

1000
0

10
15
20
25
30
35
Angle of internal friction (degree)

40

45

It is seen from Fig.2 that the ultimate bearing capacities of all methods increase exponentially with increase of angle of frict ion.
At lowervalue of angle of friction for instance 00 to 200 , the ultimate bearing capacities are appro ximately similar to each other but
difference of bearing capacityincreases with increase of frict ion angle. It is also seen from Fig.2 that Terzaghis (1943) equation
estimates lower value of bearing capacity at higher value of frict ion angleco mpare to other authors and codes. IS code (1981) and
Vesics(1973) equations give larger value of bearing capacity at higher value of friction angle than other author and codes. Since
IS code (1981) represents Vesics (1973) equation, the value of bearing capacity obtained using IS code (1981) and Vesics
(1973) equation are almost same.
B.Effect of cohesion and method of bearing capacity on the ultimate bearing capacity of soil for 0.
Table 7: Soil and footing characteristics
Soil type

FootingShape

c-soil

Square

(degree)

(kN/ m3 )

B
(m)

17

2.25

Depth
(m)
2.00

Fig.3: Effect of cohesion on the ultimate bearing capacity

Ultimate bearing capacity


kN/m 2 )

350

Tarzaghi (1943)
Meyerhof (1963)
Vesic (1973)
Eurocode7 (1996)

300
250

200

Skempton (1951)
Hansen (1970)
IS code (1981)

150
100
50
0
0

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Itis seen fro m Fig.3 that theultimate bearing capacity ofcohesive soil linearly increases with the increase of cohesion. Here, the
differences in u ltimate bearing capacity among the different methods increase with increase of cohesion. It can also be seen from
the Fig.3that IS code (1981), Eurocode7 (1996) and Vesics (1973) equations estimate somewhat higher value of bearing capacity
for cohesive soil than skemptons (1951) equation. On the other hand Tarzaghi (1943), Meyerhof (1963) and Skemptons (1951)
equation calculates the value of bearing capacity conservatively for cohesive soil than other authors and codes.
C.Effectof cohesion and method of bearing capacity on the ultimate bearing capacity of soil fo r constant 15, 20 and 25

Soil

FootingShape

c-

Square

Table 8: Soil and footing characteristics

(kN/
m3 )
(degree)
15

17

B
(m)
2.25

Depth
(m)
2.00

Fig.3: Effect of cohesion on the ultimate bearing capacity of soil for constant 15

Ultimate bearing capacity (kN/m 2 )

1000

800

Tarzaghi (1943)

Meyerhof (1963)

Hansen (1970)

Vesic (1973)

IS code (1981)

Eurocode7 (1996)

600

400

200

0
0

12

16

20

24

28

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Cohesion of soil, c (kN/m 2 )


One can be seen from Fig.3, Fig.4 and Fig.5 that the ultimate bearing capacity of c - soil linearly increases with increase of
cohesion of soil.Here, Meyerhofs (1963) equation is not highly different fro m Tarzaghis (1943) equation,but Hansen (1970),
Vesic (1973), IS code (1981) and Eurocode7 (1996) provides ultimate bearing capacity of soil wh ich is highly different from
Tarzaghis (1943) equation.

Soil

FootingShape

c-

Square

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Table 9: Soil and footing characteristics

(kN/
m3 )
(degree)
20

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(m)
2.25

Depth
(m)
2.00

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Fig.4: Effect of cohesion on the ultimate bearing capacity of soil for constant 20

Ultimate bearing capacity (kN/m 2 )

1600

Tarzaghi (1943)

Meyerhof (1963)

Hansen (1970)

Vesic (1973)

IS code (1981)

Eurocode7 (1996)

1400
1200
1000

800
600
400
200

0
0

12

16

20

24

28

32

Cohesion of soil, c (kN/m2 )

Table 10: So il and footing characteristics


Soil

FootingShape

c-

Square

(degree)

(kN/ m3 )

B
(m)

25

17

2.25

Depth
(m)
2.00

Fig.5: Effect of cohesion on the ultimate bearing capacity of soil for constant 25

Ultimate bearing capacity (kN/m 2 )

2400
2000
1600
1200

800

Tarzaghi (1943)

Meyerhof (1963)

Hansen (1970)

Vesic (1973)

IS code (1981)

Eurocode7 (1996)

400
0
0

35

12
16
20
Cohesion of soil, c (kN/m 2 )

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It is also seen from the Fig.3, Fig.4 and Fig.5 that Hansen (1970), Vesic (1973), IS code (1981) and Eurocode7 (1996) provides
almost similar value of ultimate bearing capacity for c- soil, but difference among the methods of bearing capacity wit h
Tarzaghis (1943) equation increases linearly with increase of cohesion of soil.
D. Effect of frict ion angle and method of bearing capacity on the ultimate bearing capacity of soil for constant c = 10, 15 and 20.

Soil

FootingShape

c-

Table 11: So il and footing characteristics


c

(kPa)
(kN/ m3 )

Square

10

B
(m)

17

Depth
(m.)

2.25

2.00

Ultimate bearing capacity (kN/m 2 )

Fig.6: Effect of friction angle on the ultimate bearing capacity of soil for constant c = 10

7500

Tarzaghi (1943)

Meyerhof (1963)

6000

Hansen (1970)

Vesic (1973)

4500

IS code (1981)

Eurocode7 (1996)

3000
1500

0
0

10

15

20

25

30

35

40

45

Angle of internal friction


Soil

FootingShape

c-

Square

Table 12: So il and footing characteristics


c

(kPa)
(kN/ m3 )
15

17

B
(m)

Depth
(m.)

2.25

2.00

Fig.7: Effect of frict ion angle on the ultimate bearing capacity of soil fo r constant c = 15

Ultimate bearing capacity


(kN/m 2 )

9000

Tarzaghi (1943)

Meyerhof (1963)

Hansen (1970)

Vesic (1973)

IS code (1981)

Eurocode7 (1996)

7500

6000
4500
3000
1500

0
0

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10

15

20
25
Angle of internal friction

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35

40

45

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It is seen fro m Fig.6, Fig.7 and Fig.8 that the ultimate bearing capacity of c - soil increases exponentially with the increase of
angle of internal friction. In this case at lower value of angle of internal frict ion such as (00 to 200 ) all methods show
approximately similar result but at larger value of angle of internal friction such as ( >200 ), Tarzaghis (1943) equatio n
represents a lower value of bearing capacity than other authors and codes.

Soil

Table 13: So il and footing characteristics


c

(kPa)
(kN/ m3 )

FootingShape

c-

Square

20

Depth
(m.)

(m)

17

2.25

2.00

Fig.8: Effect of frict ion angle on the Ult imate bearing capacity of soil fo r constant c = 20

Ultimate bearing capacity


(kN/m 2 )

12000
Tarzaghi (1943)

Meyerhof (1963)

Hansen (1970)

Veesic (1973)

IS code (1981)

Eurocode7 (1996)

10000
8000
6000
4000
2000
0
0

10

15

20

25

30

35

40

45

Angle of internal friction


E.Effect of B/ L of footing on the ultimate bearing capacity of soil.
Table 14: So il and footing characteristics
c

Rectanglefooting,
(kPa)
(kN/ m3 )
B (m)

Soil

(degree)
c-

30

20

17

Depth
(m.)

2.25

2.00

Fig.9: Effect of B/ L on the ultimate bearing capacity.

Ultimate bearing capacity


(kN/m 2 )

3000
2500
2000
1500

Tarzaghi (1943)

Meyerhof (1963)

1000

Hansen (1970)

Vesic (1973)

IS code (1981)

Eurocode7 (1996)

500
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0.4

B/L of footing

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It is evident fro m Fig.9 that the ult imate bearing capacity of all equations proposed by different authors and different codes
increase linearly with the increase of B/ L ratio of footing except Tarzaghi (1943). Therefo re, one can be understood from Fig.9
that the square footing that is B/L=1 has a greater bearing capacity than other type of footing though Terzaghis equation differs
fro m this.
F. Effect of D/B rat io of footing on the ultimate bearing capacity of soil.

Soil

Footing
Shape

c-

Square

Table 15: Soil and footing characteristics


c

(kPa)
(kN/ m3 )
16

B
(m)

(degree)

17

25

2.25

Fig.10: Effect of D/B on the ult imate bearing capacity.

Ultimate bearing capacity (kN/m2 )

2000
1800
1600

1400
1200
1000
800
600

400
200

Tarzaghi (1943)

Meyerhof (1963)

Hansen (1970)

Vesic (1973)

IS code (1981)

Eurocode7 (1996)

0
0

0.2

0.4

0.6
D/B of footing

0.8

1.2

It is seen fro m Fig.10 thatthe ultimate bearing capacity of soil increases with the increase of D/ B ratio of footing for all
methods.Fig.10 shows also that at lower value of D/B rat io, all equations are not highly different fro m each other but, the
difference of bearing capacity among the methods become more p ronounced at larger D/B rat io of footing. In this case, up to a
depth of DB, only the Meyerhofs (1963)q ult is not greatly different fro m the Terzaghis (1943), but Hansen (1970), Vesic
(1973), IS code (1981) and Eurocode7 (1996) varies largely than Tarzaghi (1943).
IV. CONCLUS ION
The important conclusion is that the evaluated bearing capacity of soil depends highly on the method used, and therefore on the
codes.Terzaghis (1943) equation is not suited for footing with mo ments and/or horizontal loads or for bases on sloped ground
because Tarzaghi (1943) d id not include load inclination factor in his equation. One can use Terzaghis (1943) equation for quick
estimation of q ult where D/B1.Ho wever, the Terzaghis (1943) equations, being the first proposed, have been very widely used
because of its greater ease of use.For soil, at lower value of angle of friction for instance 00 to 200 , the ult imate bearin g
capacities of all methods are approximately similar to each other but difference of bearing capacities among the methods incr eases
exponentially with increase of friction angle. It can be seen that IS code (1981), Eu rocode7 (1996) and Vesics (1973) equation
estimates somewhat higher value of bearing capacity for cohesive soil than skemptons (1951) equation.It is also seen for c -
soil that Meyerhofs (1963) equation is not highly different fro m Tarzaghis (1943) equation up to a depth of D/B1, but Hans en
(1970), Vesic (1973), IS code (1981) and Eurocode7 (1996) h ighly differ fro m Tarzaghis (1943) equation. However, Bangladesh
National Building Code (BNBC), 1993 proposed any established bearing capacity equations shall be used for calculating bearing
capacity of soil.

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However, if different engineers use different equations for a particu lar soil at a part icular depth, the result will be
different.Therefore, it will be good practice to use at least two methods and compare the commuted values of bearing capacit ies. If
twovalues are not compared well, use a third method, or use either an arith metic average or weighted average value for allowable
bearing capacity of soil for foundation design.
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Authors Profiles

Mr.S ukantaKumer Shill is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering of Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology

(DUET), Gazipur, Bangladesh. His date of birth is 15 February of 1983 and the place of birth is M anikganj, Dhaka, Bangladesh. SukantaKumer
Shill passed Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology, Gazipur (DUET), Banglades h in
2007. He also earned M .Sc. engineering degree in structural engineering from Dhaka University of Engineering and Technolo gy (DUET),
Gazipur, Bangladesh.M r. Shill is also a member of Institute of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB), Dhaka. His membership number in IEB is
M /25282. He is also chief consultant of Dimension Engineering and Architectural Consultants, Joydevpur, Gazipur, Bangladesh.

Dr. Md.MozammelHoqueis a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering of Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology (DUET),

Gazipur, Bangladesh. M d. M . Hoque passed Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and
Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1994. He also earned M .Sc. engineering degree in Foundation engineering from Bangladesh
University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh. He earned PhD degree in structural engineering from Saitama
University, Japan.Dr. Hoque is also a Fellow member of Institute of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB), Dhaka. He is also chief consultant of Des ign
Development and M anagement (DDM ) Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Mr. Sukanta Kumer Shill, Dr. Md. Mozammel Hoque