30 years after its original publication, Harry Poulos’ Marine Geotechnics book has been translated into Mandarin.
First published in 1988, the book was to become the first technical guide to provide a comprehensive treatment of geotechnical and foundation design challenges in the marine environment.
The book deals with the nature, behaviour and stability of marine soils and provides design methods for foundations of offshore structures.
Author and Coffey senior consultant Harry Poulos said: “I’m very pleased that the fundamental nature of the information has withstood the inevitable obsolescence that many technical books face nowadays.
“The Mandarin translation will hopefully provide a wider technical knowledge base in marine geotechnics for Chinese speaking graduate students in geotechnical engineering and marine geology, geotechnical engineers in general and those specialising in offshore foundation design.”
Poulos has worked for Coffey for 25 years, following a full-time academic career at the University of Sydney, and has been involved in a variety of projects with a focus on foundation design and rectification for tall buildings.