Human factors and communication problems in foundation engineering

Juan Carlos Santamarina*, C. J. Turkstra

*Corresponding author for this work

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Recent findings in non-engineering fields related to human factors are reviewed with emphasis on communication difficulties. Foundation engineering tasks are discussed in the context of their potential for problems related to human factors. In particular, case histories are used to demonstrate the significant influence of subformal communication and on-site decisions. The paper concludes with a discussion of alternative measures to reduce the negative effects of human factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFound Eng Curr Princ Pract
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)0872627047
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
EventFoundation Engineering: Current Principles and Practices - Evanston, IL, USA
Duration: Jun 25 1989Jun 29 1989

Publication series

NameFound Eng Curr Princ Pract


OtherFoundation Engineering: Current Principles and Practices
CityEvanston, IL, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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