South Australia & NT Chapter

Terzaghi Lecture – Uncertain Geotechnical Truth and Cost-Effective High-Rise Foundation Design

Clyde Baker

The essential requirements for the design of foundations for the world’s tallest buildings, from a geotechnical perspective are presented. The basic types of foundation, special in-situ testing, and load testing techniques commonly used, and several key principles to remember including the need for close structural engineering and geotechnical engineer cooperation are discussed.

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