The book is primarily intended for undergraduate and postgraduate students of civil engineering. It is also useful for the students of AMIE and a diploma course in civil engineering.
The book is planned as a text for the first course in foundation engineering and presents the principles and practices of selection and design of foundation for structures in a simple and concise manner. Codal references have been given to acquaint the students with prevalent methodologies adopted in practise in the country. The book provides topics of wide interest such as machine foundation, foundation on problematic soil and ground improvement techniques. A large number of solved examples and multiple choice questions are included to help readers for easy understanding of the principle of design and memorising important details for practical application. The information contained in the book is also helpful for the scholars pursuing research study and practicing engineers confronted in the field.