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From: Ed Fasula <tibbits2(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Tuesday, June 29, 1999 5:30 PM
Subject: Concrete Foundation Design Reference

>We commonly design steel building and other foundations given the soil
>capacity from a soils engineer or by assuming a conservative value.
>That means 98% of my foundation design text from school does not apply to
>98% of what I do at work (it's really for CE soils engineers).  The
>design texts I own touch on foundation design, but it's really more of an
>Can someone please recommend a book that covers the practical aspects of
>building foundation design taken from the structural point of view as
>opposed to that of soil mechanics engineering (i.e. steps, tie-beams,
>with existing foundations, moment footings, etc...)?
>Thanks in advance...BTW, here is a used book I found on the web but have
>seen.  Any comments?
>Tomlinson, M. J. Foundation Design and Construction Pitman 1970 USA 2nd

Foundation Analysis & Design by Joseph Bowles is an excellent book.

Hasan Hindawi, M.Sc.