STUDY ON SOIL INVESTIGATION PRACTISES AMONG LOCAL RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION WORKS
Research Associate, International Centre for Technological Innovations
Geotechnical /soil investigation report is essential in order to understand the particulars of the soil beneath to construct a safe building. It gives thorough understanding of the soil and how the soil react when subjected to various conditions. In India there are standards and codes to how to conduct soil investigations but no rule or law on whether it is necessary to generate a soil report. This research aims at bringing light to the current government administrative system of building construction at local level and the level of understanding about soil investigation and its need among a few local contractors. An interview with local authority as well as survey among few contractors were carried out and responses analysed. It was evident that more attention is required in this field and some recommendations like focusing more on awareness about soil investigation as well as need for rules are given.
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (IJMR)
Published on : 2021-12-10