This Standard addresses the geotechnical engineering aspects of
(a) gravity-base structures;
(b) fill structures;
(c) fill-retention structures; and
(d) pile-supported structures.
Specific considerations include site investigations, general design principles,
the influences of soil and natural processes on the foundation components, and
the geotechnical factors that affect the construction, installation, operation,
and decommissioning of such structures.
Note: This Standard does not deal with ice as a resistive structural element
(eg, ice pads, rubble fields, spray ice islands).
Each investigation, analysis, design, construction activity, inspection, and
monitoring activity described in this Standard shall be performed by or under
the supervision of a competent person or persons who has demonstrated
experience relevant to the specific activity.