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*Earthworks: an historical perspective *The compaction process *Some characteristics of cohesive fill *Some characteristics of granular and weak rock fill *Some characteristics of other natural deposits *Some properties of industrial fill *Earthworks specifications *Investigations for earthworks *Design construction control and monitoring *Excavation *Placement and compaction of fill *Cuts *Embankments *Site safety considerations

About the Author

Neil Trenter authored the first edition but has now passed away. Paul Nowak, Atkins, has agreed to update the text for a second edition with support from colleagues, including David French. Paul Nowak is a chartered engineer and geologist; a member of the ICE and Institution of Mining and Metallurgy and a Validated Fellow of the Geological Society. Currently Chief Engineer in Atkins Geotechnical Engineering Division, Paul has worked on many projects in highways, rail; oil and gas, airport, coastal and dock, building, environmental, tunnelling, water and marine projects over the last 32 years. His key experience lies in Design specification and supervision of ground investigations, Slope stability and earthworks design, Foundation Design and Supervision, Tunnel Design and Supervision, Retaining Wall design, Materials assessment and specification for road construction, Assessment of grouting techniques and design of chemical grouts. Paul has published several papers and is a Section Editor (Design of earthworks, slopes and pavements) on the forthcoming ICE Manual of Geotechnical Engineering.

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