October 17, 2007

Book Review - Construction Dewatering and Groundwater Control

Construction Dewatering and Groundwater Control: New Methods and Applications
3rd Edition
J. Patrick Powers, Arthur B. Corwin, Paul C. Schmall, and Walter E. Kaeck
TH 153 .P648 2007

In the preface, the authors state that their intent for this book is to be a source of practical information for engineers who work with groundwater in their construction projects. They assert that the theories governing water behavior haven't changed much over the three editions of this title that have been published. However, the types of problems and appropriate solutions to them have changed dramatically. This third edition pays particular attention to issues of water contamination and incorporating solutions that minimize environmental impacts. The book is broadly arranged to discuss theory then practical solutions. In addition to discussing geological factors, design issues, and engineering solutions, the authors address costs of dewatering and dealing with disputes.