Intended primarily for a one-semester course in foundation engineering, this comprehensive text covers the selection and design of structural foundations. While the principles of soil mechanics are
used, emphasis is placed on the practical design of buildings and bridges. The book includes a brief historical survey of foundation engineering. Also discussed are preparation of excavations and cofferdams for laying
foundations; piers, caissons, and piles; and seismic effects on structures. Worked-out example problems and well-integrated illustrations are also included.