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Last edited 15 Nov 2020
Building on fill
On 13 October 2015, BRE published Building on fill: geotechnical aspects 3rd edition 2015 (FB 75), written by Ken Watts and Andrew Charles.
The increasing demand for land for development and the political and commercial impetus to build on brownfield land means that a high proportion of new commercial, industrial and housing developments are now built on ‘fills’. That is, they are built on ground that has been deposited by human activity rather than by natural geological processes.
This 336-page book, now in its third edition, encompasses BRE’s unique experience over a period of more than 40 years of research and consultancy, and brings the subject up to date since publication of the second edition 14 years earlier.
New material in the third edition includes:
- Recent research findings and industry experience.
- Ground improvement and treatment using proprietary and non-proprietary techniques.
- Case histories and updated cases from the second edition.
- Studies on the behaviour of fills over a longer time period and a wider range of fills.
Its contents include:
- Fills in context.
- Engineering behaviour of fills.
- Construction on fills.
- Performance of fills.
- References and further reading.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
- BRE articles on Designing Buildings Wiki.
- Brownfield land.
- Building Research Establishment.
- Conceptual site model.
- Contaminated land.
- Cover systems for land regeneration - thickness of cover systems for contaminated land (BR465).
- Ground conditions.
- Ground heave.
- Ground improvement techniques.
- Ground investigation.
- Hydraulically treated soils in residential construction (BR 513).
- Landfill tax.
- Methane and other gasses from the ground.
- Site appraisal.
- Site investigation.
- Soil survey.
- Solid and liquid contaminants risk assessments.
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