Session Start Date

5-6-1984

Abstract

A one floor building was founded on a deposit of normally consolidated soft clay. It was constructed to annex an existing three storey high building founded on piles. After construction, tilting and settlements of the Annexe were detected relative to the existing building. Recorded absolute and differential settlements, monitored over a period of five years, were considerably high. It is shown here that this could be caused by the combined effect of high compressibility, confinement of clay layers and variations in pressure distribution below foundations.

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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Settlement of a One Floor Building on Soft Clay Beside a Heavy Building

A one floor building was founded on a deposit of normally consolidated soft clay. It was constructed to annex an existing three storey high building founded on piles. After construction, tilting and settlements of the Annexe were detected relative to the existing building. Recorded absolute and differential settlements, monitored over a period of five years, were considerably high. It is shown here that this could be caused by the combined effect of high compressibility, confinement of clay layers and variations in pressure distribution below foundations.