Geo-pier Systems

Geo-pier Systems - Andrew Trible Peter Kataras Matthew...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/7/09 Geo-pier Systems Andrew Trible Peter Kataras Matthew Karns Brett
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5/7/09 Before Geo-piers… Spread footings Weren’t useful with soft soil l Alternatives were needed
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5/7/09 Previous Methods Over-excavation and replacement Really big hole l Deep foundations Caissons l Major disadvantages for mid-size buildings
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5/7/09 Dr. Nathaniel Fox Development and patent of Geo-piers l PhD from ISU in 1966 l Developed number of innovative geotechnical solutions l Over 50 patents and co-patents
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5/7/09 Advantages- Resistant to natural disasters l Environmentally safe and sustainable l Possible to work in inclement weather Work stops with other foundation methods l Adds stiffening element to soil Avoids soil liquefaction
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5/7/09 Advantages- Cost and time savings l Rapid and clean process l Far less spoils than over-excavation
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Advantages- Resists great amount of foundation stress l Excellent settlement control Increase in ground stiffness and soil
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course CON E 221 taught by Professor Perkins during the Spring '08 term at Iowa State.

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