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The scope of this project is to outline all the problems encountered in foundation engineering generally in Cyprus and in particular in the area of Larnaca, and to suggest ways to overcome them.
The whole work is divided into several chapters. The "Geotechnical Engineering" chapter refers to the scope for geotechnical engineering and its practice.
The types, purpose, design criteria and failures of foundations are stated in the "Foundation" chapter. In this chapter the foundation types used in Cyprus and the problems encountered in foundation engineering are also discussed.
Site investigation and Earthquake Engineering are of great importance in foundation engineering. Chapters 5 and 6 refer to them. Chapter 7 refers to the project area, its geographical description, geology and geotechnical hazards.
Piles and diagragm walls are some of the methods considered overcoming the geotechnical hazards encountered in Larnaca area and elsewhere. All the methods are discussed in chapter 8.
Chapter nine states the problematic grounds in Larnaca area and the solution employed to one of these. Visits to the site and photos of this case were necessary for better presentation of the situation.
The study is concluded with comments on issues and problems related to foundations that one should be aware off in Larnaca area.


Higher Technical Institute
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Library of Cyprus University of Technology

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Andreou, Demetris
Michaelides, Andreas





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Απαγορεύεται η δημοσίευση ή αναπαραγωγή, ηλεκτρονική ή άλλη χωρίς τη γραπτή συγκατάθεση του δημιουργού και κάτοχου των πνευματικών δικαιωμάτων.


Philippides, George , “Geotechnical problems in Larnaca area ,” Αψίδα, accessed February 23, 2020,