Soil Testing Manual: Procedures, Classification Data, and Sampling Practices

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The essential tool for geotechnical and soil engineering fieldwork

Written by AIA award-winning civil engineer Robert Day, Soil Testing Manual gives engineers, geologists, contractors, on-site construction managers -- anyone who needs answers on the characteristics of soil -- a convenient, complete source of today's most authoritative solutions. This reader-friendly guide simplifies each step of every process, from selecting appropriate methods to analyzing your results. Filled with handy tables, charts, diagrams, and formulas that eliminate time-wasting and frustrating searches and calculations, this manual gives you better results in less time as you:
Get expert approaches to testing altered and disturbed soils
Set up a mobile field lab with complete directions
Use rip-out sheets for on-site reference and checks
Get quick access to data on grading, instrumentation, technical methods, procedure guidelines, and preferred practices
Draw authoritative conclusions on fill compaction
Measure cohesiveness, shear strength, settlement, permeability, and other critical parameters
Construct a subsoil profile

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"Robert O. Parmley, "I have reviewed the preliminary text material and found the writing style to be clear, well organized, well phrased and technically sound. The author has prepared good tables, charts, and guidelines for users.

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SI and US Costumary System of units included. Testing methods include altered, disturbed as well as undisturbed soil conditions. Discusses how to set up a field mobile laboratory for test on site. Rip-out sheets included for users. Soil classification systems extensively covered. Numerous charts, tables, and guidelines included. ASTM standards covered throughout.

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