Concepts & Parameters Related to Ground Improvement Illustrated by Case Histories

Serge Varaksin

The International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) Technical Committee on Ground Improvement, has proposed a classification system of ground improvement techniques according to the general nature of the soil, (frictional or cohesive) and the inclusion or not of added material ( This classification system has been detailed in the state of the art report on construction methods at the Alexandria ISSMGE Conference. On the basis of this classification system, selected case histories from around the world will be presented highlighting the initial concept and the relevant parameters for design, quality control and acceptance of the ground improvement works.

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