Guide to the Field Description of Soils for Engineering Purposes

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TypeBook Chapter
Book titleSupplement to the Building Code for the North
Pages6780; # of pages: 14
AbstractThe purpose of this document is to enable field men to describe soils as they are encountered and used for engineering purposes. It is not intended to be a soil classification system. Wherever possible the terms conform with those of the Unified Soil Classification System (in use in the United States) and with the British Standard Code of Practice for Site Investigation.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number49208
NPARC number20377081
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Record created2012-07-24
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