The Canadian Geotechnical Society is pleased to announce that the 5th Edition of the Canadian Foundation Engineering Manual is now available for purchase! This will be a digital-only edition and there will not be a hard copy.

CGS members purchase the CFEM for a reduced price by:

  1. Navigate to and click the MYCGS LOGIN link at the top right of the page
  2. Click on Geotechnical Publications on the left hand side of the MyCGS page
  3. There will be a link in the main window to click on to go the Canadian Science Publications website.
  4. You will need to create a CSP account in order to purchase and access the CFEM.

For those not CGS members, you can create an account on the CSP website and purchase the CFEM there.

Once you have purchased the Manual, click the red “Get Access” button to download the PDF (which will be watermarked on each page with your name).

The Manual has been completely rewritten and now has 25 chapters and 888 pages. There are five new chapters addressing geology and physiography; settlement and deformation; foundations on permafrost; ground vibrations; and geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring.