The Second Edition, the first in 12 years, covers changes to British Standards and new guidelines on ground contamination.
Part 1 Approach and First Considerations: Principles of foundation design; Soil mechanics, lab testing and geology; Ground investigation; Part 2 Special and Further Considerations:Topography and its influence on site development; Contaminated and derelict sites; Mining and other subsidence; Fill; Ground improvement methods; Part 3 Foundation Types - Selection and Design: Foundation types; Foundation selection and design procedures; Design of pads, strips and continuous foundations; Tied and balanced foundations; Raft foundations; Piles; Retaining wall, basement walls, slip circles and underpinning; Appendices; Index
Curtins Consulting Engineers is a medium sized firm of structural engineers with 11 offices in the UK. They are well known for their work on foundations and have also authored another book with Blackwell, Structural Masonry Designers' Manual (0632056126). Norman Seward, is a chartered engineer and a former Curtin employee. He now lectures at the University of Wales, Newport.
This book is very well illustrated and has adequate reference to thoer reference books. this book should be on the book shelf of every practising engineer' THe Institution of Structural Engineers.