International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research (ISSN 2347-4289)

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International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research  
International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research

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ISSN 2347-4289

Shallow Foundation Resolution On Near Surface Geo-Material For An Estate Development At Sector Centre B Layout, Kuje, Nigeria

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Y. S. Agunleti, E.A. Arikawe



Keywords: geotechnical, bearing capacity, geologic, consolidation, foundation.



ABSTRACT: The geotechnical investigation of a site at Kuje, FCT Abuja was carried out to determine the sub - soil condition of the site to suitable depth, which could have an influence on structures, also to understand the engineering and geologic properties of the soil. The field work commenced on the 18th of March and was completed on the 20th of March, 2014. Samples from the field were then analyzed in the laboratory for its strength, consolidation and compaction characteristics. A total number of nine (9) trial pits at an interval of 30m from each other was probed to a depth of 1.5m. With regards to the soil studied in the site, the use of isolated conventional pad foundation at depth of 1.5m below, with ground beam appears suitable across the site. This should be adequate as the investigation shows an average allowable bearing capacity of 121KN/m2 for strip footings and 150KN/m2 for square footings. For cuts and fills the soil information suggests that a generalized guideline can be recommended however, the final decision of foundation type should be dependent on the type of structure to be erected and is therefore based on the structural engineer’s discretion.



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