Soils in Construction, Now at Waveland

It’s official: the construction management textbook Soils in Construction, Fifth Edition by W.L. Schroeder, S.E. Dickenson and D.C. Warrington is now at Waveland Press.  As someone who has dealt with contractors for his entire working career, I know that an understanding of the essentials of soil mechanics and foundations is crucial for successful–and profitable–completion of just about any civil engineering project.  Most soil mechanics and foundations textbooks are aimed at design professionals or engineering students; Soils in Construction, Fifth Edition is aimed at the contractor and the construction management student. It presents soil mechanics concepts in an easy to understand fashion. It includes many worked examples and illustrations to make understanding of the basic concepts simple.

And the really good news is that, with Waveland as publisher, the price has been reduced considerably.

Chapters in the book are as follows:

  1. Physical Character of Soil Constituents
  2. Natural Soil Deposits
  3. Soil Index Properties
  4. Soil Classification
  5. Stress Analysis and Engineering Properties
  6. The Contract and Contract Documents
  7. Interpretation of Soils Reports
  8. Embankment and Construction Control
  9. Dewatering
  10. Excavations and Excavation Supports
  11. Foundation Construction
  12. Construction Access and Haul Roads

The book also has two appendices:

  • Laboratory Testing Exercises
  • Pile Hammer Specifications

You can order a copy of the book by clicking on the graphic above or here.  Academics who would like more information or order a desk copy can do that here.

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