Report No. : GEO Publication No. 1/2006

Report Title : Foundation Design and Construction , 376 p.

Author : Geotechnical Engineering Office


This publication is a reference document that presents a review of the principles and practice related to design and construction of foundation, with specific reference to ground conditions in Hong Kong. The information given in the publication should facilitate the use of modern methods and knowledge in foundation engineering. The approaches to the design of piles in clayey soils, rock and karst conditions are also presented. Guidance is provided on construction control, and problems that may be encountered during construction are discussed, along with the possible ways to avoid these problems or mitigate their effects. The publication also covers the key design aspects for shallow foundations.

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