Location

Chicago, Illinois

Session Start Date

4-29-2013

Session End Date

5-4-2013

Abstract

The talk presents the essential requirements for the design of foundations for the world’s tallest buildings from a geotechnical perspective, discusses briefly the basic foundation types and several key principles to remember, including the need for close structural engineer and geotechnical engineer cooperation. The special in-situ testing and load testing techniques commonly used are also presented. International case histories where performance has been monitored are used to illustrate some of the basic points as well as to compare prediction with performance. As an additional feature, the experience of gradually increasing allowable bearing pressures in a given geology over a sufficient time span to observe performance is also presented using Chicago high-rise experience.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Seventh Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

4-29-2013

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2013 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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The Design of Foundations for the World’s Tallest Buildings

Chicago, Illinois

The talk presents the essential requirements for the design of foundations for the world’s tallest buildings from a geotechnical perspective, discusses briefly the basic foundation types and several key principles to remember, including the need for close structural engineer and geotechnical engineer cooperation. The special in-situ testing and load testing techniques commonly used are also presented. International case histories where performance has been monitored are used to illustrate some of the basic points as well as to compare prediction with performance. As an additional feature, the experience of gradually increasing allowable bearing pressures in a given geology over a sufficient time span to observe performance is also presented using Chicago high-rise experience.