Reflections On Our Industry - Foundation Vs Geotechnical

Cervia, Arturo Ressi di
Organization: Deep Foundations Institute
Pages: 9
Publication Date: Jan 1, 2000
From the times when men in lacustrine environments drove wooden piles into the mud to elevate their dwellings, until the beginning of the twentieth century builders reacted to the conditions found in the location of their proposed structures by attempting to distribute their loads in ways that could be supported by the foundation's soils; or, if those were unsuitable, by moving the structure, whenever possible. While many major structures were built on stable ground (the pyramids were founded on rock), others were built on [ ]
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