Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

6-1-1993

Abstract

The geologic and subsurface conditions in the Metropolitan New York area are highly variable and complex. The Building Code of the City of New York (henceforth, The Code) requires soil identification based on their geological history and engineering characteristics. The code is very stringent and it specifies elaborate subsurface exploration, field testing and geotechnical analysis for the foundation design and its installation. In this paper three deep foundation construction case histories in the New York City are presented which emphasize the importance of site geology, subsurface exploration and value engineering.

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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Case Histories: Geology, Value Engineering and Deep Foundations in New York Area

St. Louis, Missouri

The geologic and subsurface conditions in the Metropolitan New York area are highly variable and complex. The Building Code of the City of New York (henceforth, The Code) requires soil identification based on their geological history and engineering characteristics. The code is very stringent and it specifies elaborate subsurface exploration, field testing and geotechnical analysis for the foundation design and its installation. In this paper three deep foundation construction case histories in the New York City are presented which emphasize the importance of site geology, subsurface exploration and value engineering.