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 d ecommissioning 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.