Environmental Geotechnics, 2nd edition provides engineers with an overview of the key aspects of the environmental interface with the construction industry and discusses a variety of geotechnical topics including some basic theoretical background knowledge, investigation methods and common geotechnical problems.
This new edition is fully revised and updated with all standards and regulations. It includes new coverage of geothermal energy and material on the use of natural/renewable materials in construction, e.g. timber, geosynthetics, vegetable fibres.
The author, R W Sarsby, is Professor of Civil Engineering and Director for Research and Scholarship of the Department of Construction and Infrastructure (COIN). He has been researching various aspects of the interaction between construction and the environment for over 30 years and has been the Institution of Civil Engineers representative on BSI committees dealing with noise and ground vibrations.
Head of Department of the Built Environment, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
Introduction 1. Environmental aspects (assessment, legislation) 2. Definitions 3. Site investigation 4. Compaction and earthworks 5. Shear strength 6. Renewable and geothermal energy 7. Environmental impacts and limitations of open loop systems 8. Cost versus reward (life cycle) 9. Poorly commissioned systems 10. Poorly maintained and operated systems 11. Permeability and groundwater 12. Consolidation and settlement 13. Slope stability 14. Retaining systems 15. Instrumentation and stability 16. Retaining systems 17. Instrumentation and monitoring 18. Landfill waste 19. Contaminated land 20. Derelict land 21. Tips and lagoons 22. Tailing dams 23. Re-use of waste materials, noise and vibration 24. Radioactive wastes sic requirements