Dr S. Rajasekaran is Professor of Infrastructure Engineering at the PSG College of Technology, India.
This report assists homeowners in understanding why expansive soils shrink and heave and how excessive shrinking and heaving can be moderated. It also attempts to define the difference between cosmetic damage and structural damage resulting from expansive soil movement. The characteristics of expansive soils are discussed, as well as how they affect buildings. AØsection includes questions most frequently asked by persons who have or are building homes on expansive soils and the answers they seek.
This report describes techniques, methods, and procedures applicable to the retirement of dams and hydroelectric facilities. These guidelines identify types of data options; describe available engineering, environmental, and economic methods for assessing, quantifying and implementing retirement; and identify techniques for comparing and evaluating retirement costs and benefits.
Topics include:data collection and analysis, studies of retirement, engineering and environmental assessment, sediment management, and review of selected case studies.