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Geotechnical Reconnaissance Publications Available for Downloading

USACE EM 1110-1-1804 - Geotechnical Investigations. Note: This publication does not have an appendix. For link to appendix, click here.

NAVFAC 7.01 - Soil Mechanics. This publication includes soil/ rock identification and properties, field exploration, field testing, instrumentation, laboratory testing, distribution of stresses, settlement analysis, volume expansion, seepage, erosion control, drainage filters, slope stability and slope protection.

USACE TL 1110-2-569 - Design Guidance for Levee Underseepage. References and preliminary investigation guidelines for analyzing seepage.


Rice, Eb, Building in the North, 4th ed., Alaska Science and Technology Foundation, Anchorage, Alaska, 1996. This publication mostly addresses the construction aspect of buildings. However, has excellent information pertaining to planning a suitable foundation type based on siting and building use.


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