Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

6-1-1993

Abstract

This paper presents a study of a case of severe distress happened in an administration building constructed in new desert area. Some Egyptian deserts have uncommon soil formation which is still not well known for many engineers. Due to insufficient investigations, the soil behaviour was not adequately recognized specially when it comes in contact with water. The result was inconvenient foundation system. Severe cracks and unexpected damage had happened in many parts in the building after use. The paper comprises all the carried out investigations and studies to identify the problem in order to prevent any more deterioration and adopt the most convenient remedy.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1993

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1993 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Inconvenient Foundation System in Problematic Soil

St. Louis, Missouri

This paper presents a study of a case of severe distress happened in an administration building constructed in new desert area. Some Egyptian deserts have uncommon soil formation which is still not well known for many engineers. Due to insufficient investigations, the soil behaviour was not adequately recognized specially when it comes in contact with water. The result was inconvenient foundation system. Severe cracks and unexpected damage had happened in many parts in the building after use. The paper comprises all the carried out investigations and studies to identify the problem in order to prevent any more deterioration and adopt the most convenient remedy.