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Title: Foundation Design of a Shoppers Drug Mart in Squamish, B.C.
Author: To, Martin Ho-Nang
Issue Date: 2009-04-03
Citation: To, Martin Ho-Nang. 2009. Foundation Design of a Shoppers Drug Mart in Squamish, B.C. Undergraduate Honours Thesis. Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences. University of British Columbia. http://hdl.handle.net/2429/6793
Abstract: A foundation design is needed for a proposed Shoppers Drug Mart, located in the Chieftain Shopping Centre in downtown Squamish, British Columbia. The purpose of this study is to investigate the soil conditions at the proposed building site, complete settlement and liquefaction analysis, and provide recommendations for earthwork and foundation design. Firstly, a comprehensive geotechnical site investigation will need be performed, including two Cone Penetration Test (CPT) boreholes and four auger drillholes. Thereafter, using the data obtained from these tests, as well as performing lab experiments with the soils, soil properties can be determined for the soil stratigraphy of the proposed site. Using these soil properties, a foundation type for the building can then be considered. However, one major issue to consider prior to designing for the foundation is since the proposed site is located in a seismically active region, seismic design considerations will need to be taken in the design. The following report will present the findings of the soils investigation and our recommendation for geotechnical aspects of the project. The pre-existing building for the proposed development was needed to be demolished prior to constructing the new one. The new proposed development will include the construction of a single storey commercial building about 22 feet high with a maximum surface area of 122 feet by 158 feet.
Affiliation: Earth and Ocean Sciences, Dept. of (EOS), Dept of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/6793
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