Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

6-1-1993

Abstract

The behaviour of two residential buildings with shallow foundations supported on sand fills with underlying soft alluvial deposits are discussed. Regular settlement measurements were taken for four and seven years on the foundations of the nine-storey and five-storey buildings respectively. Measured settlements have been compared with predictions based on the theory of one-dimensional consolidation. The factors that might have been responsible for the lower predicted settlement values are highlighted.

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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Settlement of Multi-Story Buildings on Sand Fills

St. Louis, Missouri

The behaviour of two residential buildings with shallow foundations supported on sand fills with underlying soft alluvial deposits are discussed. Regular settlement measurements were taken for four and seven years on the foundations of the nine-storey and five-storey buildings respectively. Measured settlements have been compared with predictions based on the theory of one-dimensional consolidation. The factors that might have been responsible for the lower predicted settlement values are highlighted.