Project: #33122

The objective of this project is to prepare a state of the art report for understanding how these types of foundations work regarding design and construction challenges, best practices as well the costs of installations. An algorithm that allows the engineer to identify the breakeven point between a caisson and direct embedment based on ground line moment and soil type should be considered. The study should also consider the impacts of soil properties, foundation loads, design constraints, equipment availability and access as well as any environmental constraints.