Principles and Practice of Ground Improvement is the title of a recently released book by Prof. Jie Han from the University of Kansas.
Billed by the publisher’s description as a “comprehensive, up-to-date compendium of solutions” for ground improvements, Dr. Han, P.E., addresses this critical aspect of civil engineering. A preeminent voice in geotechnical engineering, Han “is the ultimate guide to the methods and best practices of ground improvement. He walks you through various ground improvement solutions and provides theoretical and practical advice for determining which technique fits each situation.”
The book includes:
- descriptive examples to find solutions to complex problems.
- complete homework problems to tackle issues that present themselves in the field.
- study design procedures for each technique to simplify field implementation.
- brush-ups on modern ground improvement technologies to keep abreast of all available options.
The publisher’s description said that Principles and Practice of Ground Improvement can be used as a textbook, including PowerPoint slides for instructors. But the book can also serve as a handy field reference for contractors and installers who actually implement plans.
The description concludes: “Principles and Practice of Ground Improvement will give you the information you need to analyze the problem, then design and implement the best possible solution.”