The need for soils data in the site selection, design, construction and maintenance of any major structure is generally appreciated by the engineer. The "rule of thumb" methods often used in developing smaller structures can prove unsatisfactory, or even disastrous, when applied to larger projects.
Digital Object Identifier
Deen, Robert C., "An Engineering Soil Survey of Fayette County, Kentucky" (1958). Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report. 1381.