Session Start Date

5-6-1984

Abstract

A five-story precast concrete building was to be built on 10 to 130 feet of mixed cohesive and bouldery engineered fill. The initial estimates of total and differential settlement of shallow foundations for the structure were considered intolerable. After evaluating several options, it was concluded that providing a means of adjusting the building columns to "relevel" the structure as the foundations settled was the most cost-effective approach to the problem. The observed settlements were different than originally estimated, and some unanticipated settlement and adjustment problems did occur. However, the approach was successful and cost effective.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

First Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

5-6-1984

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1984 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Adjustable Columns Control Settlement of Structure

A five-story precast concrete building was to be built on 10 to 130 feet of mixed cohesive and bouldery engineered fill. The initial estimates of total and differential settlement of shallow foundations for the structure were considered intolerable. After evaluating several options, it was concluded that providing a means of adjusting the building columns to "relevel" the structure as the foundations settled was the most cost-effective approach to the problem. The observed settlements were different than originally estimated, and some unanticipated settlement and adjustment problems did occur. However, the approach was successful and cost effective.