This publication provides introductory technical guidance for civil engineers and other professional engineers and construction managers interested in construction of levees. Here is what is discussed: 1. LEVEE CONSTRUCTION METHODS, 2. FOUNDATION PREPARATION AND TREATMENT, 3. METHODS OF IMPROVING STABILITY, 4. EMBANKMENT CONSTRUCTION CONTROL, 5. EMBANKMENT ZONING, 6. PROTECTION OF RIVERSIDE SLOPES, 7. PIPELINES AND OTHER UTILITY LINES CROSSING LEVEES.
About the Author
Paul Guyer is a registered civil engineer, mechanical engineer, fire protection engineer and architect with 35 years of experience designing buildings and related infrastructure. For an additional 9 years he was a principal staff advisor to the California Legislature on capital outlay and infrastructure issues. He is a graduate of Stanford University and has held numerous national, state and local offices with the American Society of Civil Engineers, Architectural Engineering Institute and National Society of Professional Engineers. He is a Fellow of ASCE and AEI.