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2001) Site characterization, in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Handbook, ed. R. : Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 69–106. Boone, S. J. (2004) Evaluating damage to buildings from settlement and constructioninduced movement, The International Conference on Structural and Foundation Failures, Singapore, pp. 612–23. Bowles, J. E. (1997) Foundation Analysis and Design, Singapore: McGraw-Hill. Clayton, C. R. I. , Geotechnical Engineering, 149 (1): 3–11. Clayton, C. R. , Simons, N. E. and Matthews, M.

Both these techniques are slightly more conservative than the other methods examined. Therefore, a more conservative design is obtained, which protects against possible foundation failure, and since rehabilitation costs were identified to be the greatest influence on the total cost a smaller rehabilitation costs leads to a lower average total cost. Four different geotechnical test types were also included in the analysis of this example. The results to date have dealt exclusively with CPT soundings.

The pile load test setup affects the response of the tested pile depending upon the pile load test method. The most widely used method in testing piles under vertical loading is that making use of reaction piles or ground anchors. However, in most cases it leads to a significant over-estimation of the pile head stiffness [9–11]. More specifically, Comodromos et al. 2 [10]. A significant over-estimation of head stiffness was derived attaining the order of 200 percent, which was mainly due to the earlier mobilization of the shear strength of the soil between the pile under test and the reaction piles.

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