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Subsurface Investigation Publications Available for Downloading

FHWA RD-76-82 - An Occurrence and Distribution Survey of Expansive Materials in the United States by Physiographic Areas. This publication includes the geology, categorization, classification, evironmental considerations and distribution in the continental U.S. of expansive rocks and soil.

FHWA GT-16 - Determination of Unknown Subsurface Bridge Foundations. Provides descriptions of various geophysical implementation, equipment and exploration methods.

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 TM 5-852-4 - Arctic and Subarctic Construction - Foundations for Structures. The main topics are site investigations, foundation design, construction considerations and monitoring for structures in cold weather. Includes material considerations, excavation, backfill, inspection, slope stability, retaining walls, creep and bearing capacity.

USACE EM 1110-2-2906 - Design of Pile Foundations. Note: This publication does not have an appendix. For link to appendix, click here.

USACE TM 5-818-7 - Foundations in Expansive Soils. Note: This publication does not have an appendix. For link to appendix, click here.

USACE EM 1110-1-1802 - Geophysical Exploration for Engineering and Environmental Investigations. Provides information on geophysical methodologies, seismic procedures, electrical/ electromagnetic methods, gravity techniques, magnetic methods, subsurface geophysical methods, remote sensing, airborne geophysical methods and engineering vibration investigations.

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

USACE TM 5-822-5 - Pavement Design for Roads, Streets, Walks and Open Storage Areas

USACE EM 1110-2-2502 - Retaining and Flood Walls. Note: This publication does not have an appendix. For link to appendix, click here.

USACE EM 1110-1-2908 - Rock Foundations

USACE EM 1110-1-1906 - Soil Sampling

USACE TM 5-818-1 - Soils and Geology Procedures for Foundation Design of Buildings and Other Structures (Except Hydraulic Structures)


References to Subsurface Investigations in other Publications

Ash, J.L. et al., Improved Subsurface Investigation for Highway Tunnel Design and Construction, Vol. 1, Subsurface Investigation System Planning, FHWA, May 1974.

Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Cold Climate Utilities Manual, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Montreal, 1986. An in-depth publication concerning water facilities. Also has excellent information pertaining to foundations, roadways, runways, dams, earthwork and soil properties.

Hunt, R.E., Geotechnical Engineering Investigation Manual, McGraw Hill, New York, 1984.

Lamb, T.W., and Whitman, R.V., Soil Mechanics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1969.

Phukan, Arvind, Frozen Ground Engineering, Prentice Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1985. This publication has information on soil classifications including a frost susceptibility soil classification, ice descriptions, as well as physical, mechanical and thermal properties of frozen soils. Drilling, sampling and testing are discussed. This book also includes a foundation design philosophy, and analysis of thaw settlement, shallow foundations, pile foundations, roadways, airfields, utility systems, and slope stability.

Terzhaghi, K., Peck, R.B., and Mesri, G., Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice, 3rd ed. , John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1996.



gINT - Test boring program.

SOILS 1 - Geotechnical data file for field explorations, testing and instrumentation.


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