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Building on Sinkholes: Design and Construction of Foundations in Karst Terrain by George F. Sowers. Book Review.


pdf icon Building on Sinkholes: Design and Construction of Foundations in Karst Terrain by George F. Sowers. Book Review. (98 K)
Andrus, R. D.

Journal of Architectural Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 3, 143, September 1997.

Keywords:

sinkholes; foundations; karst; limestone

Abstract:

"Building on Sinkholes" is written for engineers and geologists, in addition to other professionals who work together to solve sinkhole problems. The book provides the reader with a fundamental understanding of the mechanisms of sinkhole formation in limestone (or karst) terrains and the methods for overcoming sinkhole-related failures. It reflects the experience of the author more than a literature survey. About 100 black-and-white photographs and drawings of excellent quality are well used to convey technical concepts. Math is limited to a few basic equations.