From: Ed Fasula <tibbits2(--nospam--at)metro.lakes.com>
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
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.