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Unformatted text preview: University of California, Davis Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering ECI-173 Foundation Design MEMORANDUM TO: ECI-173 Students Date: January 5, 2011 FR: Jason T. DeJong SUBJECT: Assignment No. 1 (Due by noon Friday, January 14 @ 5pm in Eng III, 2 nd floor drop-off box) Question 1: Select a main article from either the Engineering News Record (ENR) or ASCE magazine, Civil Engineering , from a recent year that describes a project where foundation engineering played a key role. (You can find both magazines in the Physical Sciences Library recent issues are on the shelves and older issues are in the stacks). Foundation engineering may be interpreted in the broadest sense, including tunnels, underpinning, new or old construction, ground improvement methods, or anything else that is reasonably related. Summarize the main engineering issues of concern to this project in a bulleted list or in one or two paragraphs. Your summary should be double-spaced, typed, and contain a proper reference to the article. Attach a photocopy of the first page of the article....
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