Applied Geotechnics for Construction Projects 1

Soil and Experimental Data

Applied Geotechnics for Construction Projects 1

Ammar Dhouib, Polytech Sorbonne University, Paris, France

ISBN : 9781786307750

Publication Date : January 2023

Hardcover 388 pp

165.00 USD



Geotechnical engineering is now a fundamental component of construction projects. The first volume of this book therefore paves the way for the development of a lasting partnership between soil and foundations.

Applied Geotechnics for Construction Projects 1 first defines, identifies and classifies soils, exploring their complexities and weaknesses, and then outlines the basic principles of stresses and strains that establish and develop within soils. The third chapter of the book introduces and develops methods of soil investigation in order to experimentally determine the geotechnical parameters that are useful in the design stage of construction projects.

Each chapter of this first volume is illustrated with photographs of example construction sites and concludes with concrete examples of real projects. The result is a combination of geotechnical expertise and lessons learned from experience, both of which are highly valuable in the field of applied geotechnics for construction projects.


1. Soil: Definition, Identification and Classification.
2. Stresses, Deformations and Behavioral Laws of Soils.
3. Determination of the In-situ Geotechnical Parameters of Soils.

About the authors/editors

Ammar Dhouib, doctor of civil engineering specializing in soil mechanics, is a lecturer and professor of geotechnics at Polytech Sorbonne University, Paris, France. He is also a geotechnical expert at the VINCI construction group and a justice expert at the Court of Appeal in Versailles. His research interests focus on geotechnics, and he has authored or co authored five books on this topic.