Les problemes de fondation sur les argiles gonflantes du Canada

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Journal titleBâtiment International
Pages9097; # of pages: 8
Subjectshallow foundations; swelling clay; heave; hygrothermal environment; Basements and foundations; fondation superficielle; argile gonflante; soulevement; milieu hygrothermique
AbstractIt was recognized centuries ago that building foundations were of crucial importance. Recently, however, the construction of increasingly high buildings and the use of new, heavier building materials have created problems that have required extensive studies and research. In addition to their structural role, foundations normally separate the interior man-made environment from the natural environment - the ground. The true importance of this secondary role, however, is not always taken into account by the planner, and this can result in serious consequences. The effects of changes to the natural soil conditions caused by construction must be taken into consideration, at least qualitatively, by foundation specialists. In Canada, we have acquired special expertise in these problems. The author begins by explaining the natural, man-made, hygrothermic and mechanical changes to soil on which foundations are built (special research report published in 1969), and continues with a specific study of foundations on swelling clays in western Canada.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number11587F
NPARC number20358537
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