Location

Chicago, Illinois

Date

02 May 2013, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Abstract

The soil formation in this arid area is sometimes an expansive problematic soil. Due to the lake of the construction experience on this problematic soil, many defects are appeared in the new buildings established in these arid areas. In this paper, a focusing on the treatment method using soil replacement for expansive soil formation. In the other hand, some case studies were illustrated to show the different types of problems appeared due to the different construction methods used. Finally, a conclusion about how to overcome these defects happened due to this treatment method for this problematic soil is mentioned. Some recommendations are given to civil engineers to be taken into consideration during establishing any constructions on this problematic soil.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Meeting Name

7th Conference of the International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

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 soil formation in this arid area is sometimes an expansive problematic soil. Due to the lake of the construction experience on this problematic soil, many defects are appeared in the new buildings established in these arid areas. In this paper, a focusing on the treatment method using soil replacement for expansive soil formation. In the other hand, some case studies were illustrated to show the different types of problems appeared due to the different construction methods used. Finally, a conclusion about how to overcome these defects happened due to this treatment method for this problematic soil is mentioned. Some recommendations are given to civil engineers to be taken into consideration during establishing any constructions on this problematic soil.