Geotechnical engineers and geologists are obligated to practice according to the applicable code standards. Whether it’s AASHTO LRFD or allowable stress design, IBC, or some other code, this is the category for articles on the topic. Also, articles related to specification writing for geo-projects can be found here as well.
GeoPrac.net is very pleased to present this article on Load Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) for Bridge Substructure Design by Naresh C. Samtani, PE, PhD. This will hopefully be the first in a series of technical notes by Naresh on this topic. He is the lead instructor for the Ryan R. Berg and Associates, Inc. team of instructors for the LRFD Course for design of substructures offered through the FHWA’s National Highway Institute (NHI).