Examining productivity of foundation construction

W. K. Chong, J. S. Chou

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Foundations are an important part of a construction project. Foundation construction is highly variable due to the fact that a construction process faces difficult problems such as, poor soil conditions, congested traffic and unpredictable weather. Designers are often unable to obtain reliable information in order to improve the accuracy of project time estimation that often leads to more delays and disputes. Field construction data related to this research were collected from twenty-five Texas highway projects within a two-year period to develop three models that could predict production rates of drilled shafts and prestressed concrete piles more accurately. Copyright ASCE 2006.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFoundation Analysis and Design
Subtitle of host publicationInnovative Methods - Proceedings of Sessions of GeoShanghai 2006
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventGeoShanghai 2006 - Shanghai, China
Duration: Jun 6 2006Jun 8 2006

Publication series

NameGeotechnical Special Publication
ISSN (Print)0895-0563


OtherGeoShanghai 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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