Report: The Importance of Soil Analysis Prior to Frame Construction

Sunil Singh Seera, Coventry University

Soil analysis is an important element for frame construction in build-up. It is essential that the content and behaviour of the soil is studied in depth by the structural soil engineers. This may involve investigating with test pits; and the depths of pile boring. This study was, based on a site in Oxfordshire where there was a significant ground settlement  that  exceeded  the  contractors  expectations  based  on  the  soil  report.