TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MOMBASA LIBRARY


A New book authored by TUM staff

 

The library acquired copies of the book titled “Laboratory methods of soil testing in construction engineering” authored by Mr. Wycliffe Namwiba who is an academic staff in the Department of Building and Civil Engineering at Technical University of Mombasa.

The book provides theoretical underpinning for soil testing covered in the laboratory manual of the BS1377 (1980). It covers principles governing laboratory methods of soil testing and equipments used. In addition the book provides information on test procedures, interpretation of test results, derivation of expressions for expected calculations, provision of limitations for the tests, provision of discussions, development of worked out examples and inclusion of problems at end of each chapter.

The book will be useful to scholars in the field of building and civil engineering, degree students pursuing soil mechanics as a core unit in a civil engineering programme and Diploma learners pursuing courses related to construction.