Fill and Backfill for Foundations - Specification Provisions
Could you prepare a contract that anticipates all problems that could occur?
Dealing with geotechnical issues is possibly the most difficult problem that engineers are faced with. Unknown underground conditions can cause chaos during the construciton phase. Defining the project in detail and showing how the project needs to be constructed is highly important for keeping the project on schedule and close cooperation is necessary between the contractor and inspector. Read this white paper for details on preparing contact specifications, including excavation, drainage, and foundation preparation.
Registered mechanical engineer, fire protection engineer, civil engineer, and architect with 35 years of experience designing a wide variety of building and infrastructure projects; for an additional nine years, he was a principal staff advisor to the California legislature on infrastructure and capital outlay issues
Currently editor-in-chief of The Clubhouse Press, the largest publisher in the U.S. of continuing education products for professional engineers, architects, and construction managers
Has held numerous national, state, and local offices with the American Society of Civil Engineers, Architectural Engineering Institute, and National Society of Professional Engineers
Regularly presents live continuing education webinars for professional engineers, architects, and construction managers
Authored and edited numerous articles and papers in the field of infrastructure engineering
Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Architectural Engineering Institute, and Chartered Association of Building Engineers (U.K.)
Graduate, Stanford University
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