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Fill and Backfill for Foundations

Understand the techniques and equipment for selecting, placing and compacting fill and backfill.Addressing geotechnical issues is one of the most challenging problems faced by engineers and constructors engaged in design and construction of foundations for buildings and other infrastructure features such as tunnels, shafts and hydraulic structures. This is because it is usually difficult to have an understanding of complex underground conditions until they are actually encountered during construction. These challenges need to be addressed with a disciplined approach consisting of pre-design subsurface exploration; excavation methods that properly handle, store and utilize excavated, borrow and imported material; foundation preparation including fill and backfill; and stabilization methods that may be employed when unsatisfactory soil and rock conditions are encountered. This material will provide you with an overview of challenges they may be faced with their future projects, and the methodologies and techniques they may use to address them.
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Agenda

Foundation Excavation
  • Good Construction Practices, and Problems
  • Groundwater
  • Surface Water
  • Slope Integrity
  • Stockpiling Excavated Material
  • Protection of Exposed Material
Foundation Preparation
  • Good Construction Practices, and Problems
  • Stable Foundations
  • Foundations Supported on Rock
  • Placement of Backfill
  • Backfilling Procedures
  • Compaction Equipment, Backfill Material, and Zones
  • Lift Thickness
  • Density Requirements
Special Problems
  • Difficult Structures
  • Installation of Instruments
  • Post-Construction Distress
Stabilization of Subgrade Soils
  • Vibrocompaction
  • Blasting
  • Vibrating Probe (Terraprobe)
  • Vibratory Rollers
  • Vibrodisplacement Compaction
  • Compaction Piles
  • Heavy Tamping (Dynamic Consolidation)
  • Vibroflotation
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J. Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A.

Guyer Partners

J. Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A., Fellow ASCE, Fellow AEI, is a registered Mechanical Engineer, Civil Engineer, Fire Protection Engineer and Architect with 44 years experience. For thirty-five of those years he was involved in the design of buildings.

Mr. Guyer worked for 17 years for the State of California designing very large facilities for the State Water Project and small to medium-size facilities for the State Park System. He then founded and served as president of a private architectural engineering firm designing small to medium size projects for government and private clients in the Pacific region for 18 years. Then, returning to government work, he served an additional 9 years in a senior staff position with the California legislature.

Mr. Guyer received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

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Product ID: 397629
Published 2017
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