oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Settlement and underpinning of a building founded on residual granite : a case history

Volume 31, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



This paper descriptionbes the settlement of part of a building founded on conventional footings on residual granites exhibiting collapsible grain structure. The extent of the damage to the building caused by the deformations and the geotechnical remedial measures eventually adopted are descriptionbed. Reasons for the settlement are given and the paper is concluded with recommendations from procedures to reduce the risk of occurrence of similar failures in the future.

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