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Cold Weather Engineering

Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Cold Climate Utilities Manual, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Montreal, 1986. An in-depth publication concerning water facilities. Also has excellent information pertaining to foundations, roadways, runways, dams, earthwork and soil properties.

Phukan, Arvind, Frozen Ground Engineering, Prentice Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1985. This publication has information on soil classifications including a frost susceptibility soil classification, ice descriptions, as well as physical, mechanical and thermal properties of frozen soils. Drilling, sampling and testing are discussed. This book also includes a foundation design philosophy, and analysis of thaw settlement, shallow foundations, pile foundations, roadways, airfields, utility systems, and slope stability.

Rice, Eb, Building in the North, 4th ed., Alaska Science and Technology Foundation, Anchorage, Alaska, 1996. This publication mostly addresses the construction aspect of buildings. However, has excellent information pertaining to planning a suitable foundation type based on siting and building use.

 

Dams 

NAVFAC 7.01 - Soil Mechanics. This publication includes soil/ rock identification and properties, field exploration, field testing, instrumentation, laboratory testing, distribution of stresses, settlement analysis, volume expansion, seepage, erosion control, drainage filters, slope stability and slope protection.

USACE TL 1110-2-569 - Design Guidance for Levee Underseepage. References and preliminary investigation guidelines for analyzing seepage.

USACE TM 5-818-8 - Engineering Use of Geotextiles

USACE EM 1110-2-2200 - Gravity Dam Design. Includes evaluation of existing dams, foundation parameters, concrete properties, loads, stability analysis, structural design considerations, construction considerations and static/ dynamic stress analysis.

USACE EM 1110-2-1902 - Slope Stability. Note: This publication does not have an appendix. 

 

 

Earthquake Engineering Publications Available for Downloading

NAVFAC 7.03 Soil Dynamics and Special Design Aspects. Main topics include soil dynamics, earthquake engineering and special design aspects. Information pertaining to these topics include machine foundations, impact loadings, dynamic soil properties, slope stability, bearing capacity, settlement, vibratory compaction, pile driving analysis and field testing, ground anchor systems, seismic design parameters, liquefaction, sheet pile walls and laboratory testing.

USACE TM 5-852-4 - Arctic and Subarctic Construction - Foundations for Structures

USACE EM 1110-1-1905 - Bearing Capacity of Soils

USACE EM 1110-2-2906 - Design of Pile Foundations. Note: This publication does not have an appendix. 

USACE EM 1110-2-2200 - Gravity Dam Design. Includes evaluation of existing dams, foundation parameters, concrete properties, loads, stability analysis, structural design considerations, construction considerations and static/ dynamic stress analysis.

USACE EM 1110-2-2502 Retaining and Flood Walls. Note: This publication does not have an appendix. 

USACE EM 1110-1-2908 - Rock Foundations

USACE EM 1110-1-1904 - Settlement Analysis

USACE EM 1110-2-1902 - Slope Stability. Note: This publication does not have an appendix.

USACE TM 5-818-1 - Soils and Geology Procedures for Foundation Design of Buildings and Other Structures (Except Hydraulic Structures)

 

References to Earthquake Engineering in other Publications

Edinger, P.H., "Seismic Response Consideration in Foundation Design,"Foundation Engineering: Current Principles and Practices, Northwestern University, Kulhawy, Vol. 1, pp 814-824, ASCE, New York, 1989.

Tokimatsu, K., Seed, H.B. "Evaluation of Settlements in Sands due to Earthquake Shaking," Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 113, pp 861-878, ASCE, New York, 1987.

 

 

Seepage and Erosion Control Engineering Publications Available for Downloading

NAVFAC 7.01 - Soil Mechanics. This publication includes soil/ rock identification and properties, field exploration, field testing, instrumentation, laboratory testing, distribution of stresses, settlement analysis, volume expansion, seepage, erosion control, drainage filters, slope stability and slope protection.

Urban Conservation Policy Handbook. Includes erosion and sediment control information, primarily for government agencies with some basic concepts for designers. Information includes general principles, design and performance standards, environmental impacts, planning and implementing regulations.

USACE EM 1110-1-1905 - Bearing Capacity of Soils

USACE TL 1110-2-569 - Design Guidance for Levee Underseepage. References and preliminary investigation guidelines for analyzing seepage.

USACE TM 5-818-8 - Engineering Use of Geotextiles

USACE EM 1110-1-1804 - Geotechnical Investigations. Note: This publication does not have an appendix. 

USACE ETL 1110-1-185 - Guidelines on Ground Improvement for Structures and Facilities

USACE EM 1110-2-2502 - Retaining and Flood Walls. Note: This publication does not have an appendix.

 

 

Tunnel Engineering Publications Available for Downloading

FHWA Manual - Highway and Rail Transit Tunnel Inspection Manual. Main topics include discussions on general tunnel construction and systems, fundamentals of tunnel inspection, inspection procedures and inspection documentation.

 

Soil Stabilization Publications Available for Downloading

FHWA RD-83-027 Link - Design and Construction of Stone Columns, Vol. 1. Describes construction and design aspects of stone columns used for ground improvement and stabilizing soils.

FHWA RD-83-027 - Design and Construction of Stone Columns, Vol. 2. Appendix of volume 1 that describes construction and design aspects of stone columns used for ground improvement and stabilizing soils.

FHWA RD-97-142, 143, 144, and 00-157 - Durability of Geosynthetics for Highway Applications. This research document was intended to predict long-term strength loss of geosynthetic tensile capacity, primarily for mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) retaining walls, reinforced soil slopes and foundation applications.

USACE TM 5-818-8 - Engineering Use of Geotextiles

USACE TM 5-822-14 - Soil Stabilization for Pavements

USACE TM 5-818-1 - Soils and Geology Procedures for Foundation Design of Buildings and Other Structures (Except Hydraulic Structures)

 

 

Cold Weather Publications Available for Downloading

USACE TM 5-852-6 - Arctic and Subarctic Construction Calculation Methods for Determination of Depths of Freeze and Thaw in Soils

USACE TM 5-852-4 - Arctic and Subarctic Construction - Foundations for Structures. The main topics are site investigations, foundation design, construction considerations and monitoring for structures in cold weather. Includes material considerations, excavation, backfill, inspection, slope stability, retaining walls, creep and bearing capacity.

USACE TM 5-852-3 - Arctic and Subarctic Construction, Runway and Road Design

USACE TM 5-818-1 - Soils and Geology Procedures for Foundation Design of Buildings and Other Structures (Except Hydraulic Structures)

USACE EM 1110-1-1906 - Soil Sampling


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