October 12, 2007

Book Review - Excavations and Foundations in Soft Soil

Excavations and Foundations in Soft Soils
Hans-Georg Kempfert and Berhane Gebraselassie
TA 710.5 .K46 2006

In their preface, the authors explain that they intend this book on soil engineering to serve both practicing engineers and research scholars. The authors first describe the properties of soft soils, including materials that are commonly found in them. They proceed directly to practical engineering aspects of working in soft soil environments, including excavating, building foundations, and stabilizing the soil with columns. The book is generously illustrated with images and graphs that help readers better understand the text. It is also thoroughly researched and well indexed.