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

Published

Author(s)

R D. Andrus

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.
Citation
Journal of Architectural Engineering
Publisher Info
, -1

Keywords

sinkholes, foundations, karst, limestone

Citation

Andrus, R. (1997), Building on Sinkholes: Design and Construction of Foundations in Karst Terrain by George F. Sowers. Book Review., Journal of Architectural Engineering, , -1, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=916820 (Accessed April 20, 2024)
Created September 1, 1997, Updated June 2, 2021