This presentation will discuss a number of challenging geotechnical issues relating to footing design that the speaker has observed over the course of his career.
These issues include:
- collapsing soils;
- residential type footing designs in arid areas;
- the special geotechnical considerations associated with jacked piling leading to the incorporation of several aspects of jacked piling into AS 2159-2009 “Piling- Design and installation” code; and
- the difficulties of Standard Penetration Testing (SPT) in saturated sand.
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