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Isolated Footing Design Guidelines Based on ACI 318-14

Isolated or single footings are structural elements which are designed to transmit and distribute loads of single columns to the soil without exceeding its bearing capacity, in addition to prevent excessive settlement, and provide adequate safety against sliding and overturning. ACI 318-14 ...

Types of Isolated Footings

There are various types of isolated footings such as spread footing, stepped footing, sloped footing etc. They are usually square, rectangular or circular in shape. Each type of footing is selected based on the soil condition and configuration ...

What is Drilled Pier? Construction of Drilled Pier

A drilled pier is a deep foundation system that uses a large diameter concrete cylinder constructed by placing fresh concrete and reinforcing steel into a drilled shaft. It is also called as a caisson, drilled shaft, Cast-in-drilled-hole piles ...

Boring Methods for Soil Sampling for Soil Investigation

Boring methods are widely used for subsurface investigations to collect samples, in almost all types of soil, for visual inspection or laboratory testing. There are several boring techniques like auger boring, rotary drilling, wash boring, percussion drilling, auger ...