Session Start Date

5-6-1984

Abstract

This article is for the participation in the discussion on papers under Theme I presented at the International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering and can be regarded as additional information to Theme I. A few cases of foundation treatment for old residential houses and factory buildings are enumerated, whereby engineering problems are studied to find solutions. It is held that a solution that can be suited to a case and also costeffective should be selected in the light of the nature of a building and its foundation. It is of the opinion that the solution with drilled or excavated pile (pier) foundation is more suitable for the foundation treatment of old houses and factory buildings because it is advantageous in loadbearing and the control of vibration and noise, and little in the interference with the existing structure. The viewpoint of the author has been expounded through these practical examples.

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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On Foundation Treatment for Old Houses and Factory Buildings

This article is for the participation in the discussion on papers under Theme I presented at the International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering and can be regarded as additional information to Theme I. A few cases of foundation treatment for old residential houses and factory buildings are enumerated, whereby engineering problems are studied to find solutions. It is held that a solution that can be suited to a case and also costeffective should be selected in the light of the nature of a building and its foundation. It is of the opinion that the solution with drilled or excavated pile (pier) foundation is more suitable for the foundation treatment of old houses and factory buildings because it is advantageous in loadbearing and the control of vibration and noise, and little in the interference with the existing structure. The viewpoint of the author has been expounded through these practical examples.