Deep Excavations

Deep Excavations
Author: Malcolm Puller
Publsiher: Thomas Telford
Total Pages: 590
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780727731500
Category: Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deep Excavations Book Excerpt:

&Quot;This book assembles the practical rules and details for the efficient and economical execution of deep excavations. It draws together a wealth of experience of both design and construction from published work and the lifetime practice of the author. This second edition is extensively revised to include changes in design emphasis including those due to Eurocode 7 and descriptions of the latest equipment, construction techniques and geotechnical processes. Additional details include those of the latest piling and diaphragm wall equipment and innovations in top-down construction applied to basements and cut-and-cover works. The section on caissons has been expanded to include design methods."--BOOK JACKET.

Response of Piled Buildings to the Construction of Deep Excavations

Response of Piled Buildings to the Construction of Deep Excavations
Author: M. Korff,IOS Press
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2013-06-13
ISBN: 1614992746
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Response of Piled Buildings to the Construction of Deep Excavations Book Excerpt:

Deep excavations in densely populated urban areas around the world pose specific challenges due to the increasingly complex conditions in which they are undertaken. The construction of underground car parks, cellar storage areas and major infrastructure in deep excavations helps to preserve the quality of space above ground. Despite the considerable effort that goes into their design and construction, such projects often encounter problems, such as damage to existing structures, delays and cost overruns. This book presents the results of an extensive research project conducted at the University of Cambridge, in cooperation with the Netherlands Centre of Underground Construction (COB) and Deltares, the Dutch Institute for water, subsurface and infrastructure issues. The study gained insight into mechanisms of soil-structure interaction for piled buildings adjacent to deep excavations and resulted in suggestions for designing and monitoring deep excavations in urban areas with soft soil conditions. Monitoring data of the construction of three deep excavations for the North–South metro line in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, have been used to validate the methods described. This book aims to contribute to the reduction of failure costs in the building industry, and in underground construction in particular.

Groundwater Lowering in Construction

Groundwater Lowering in Construction
Author: Pat M. Cashman,Martin Preene
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 843
Release: 2020-08-10
ISBN: 1000080749
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Groundwater Lowering in Construction Book Excerpt:

Praise for the Second Edition: "This is the book that the dewatering sector really needs – it is reliably based on sound theory and profound understanding of the physical processes, yet is presented in a very accessible and user-friendly manner. It draws on many, many decades of experience, and yet is utterly up to date. . . . It is a one-stop shop for the dewatering practitioner – who can nonetheless rest assured that the theoretical basis of the methods presented is flawless." — Professor Paul L. Younger, FGS, FICE, C.Geol., C.Eng., FREng, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK "The best reference on this topic available . . . and will prove useful to a wide variety of readers ranging from junior construction engineers or dewatering contractors to theoretical hydrogeologists and environmental managers. It is rare that a book is able to bridge the gap between theoretical design guidance and practical application." — S.N. Sterling, University of Waterloo, Canada The extensively updated Groundwater Lowering in Construction: A Practical Guide to Dewatering, 3rd Edition offers practical advice on all phases of groundwater control systems, from planning and design, through installation and maintenance, and ultimately decommissioning. The expertise provided in this book can help you improve working conditions, increase project viability, save time and reduce excavation costs. Designers and managers of construction and engineering projects are given the tools necessary to effectively control groundwater. The content is divided into three sections – Principles, Design and Construction. The Principles section explains the fundamentals of groundwater flow as it relates to civil engineering excavations. The Design section explores in extensive detail site investigation, permeability assessment methods and groundwater control strategies. Chapters in the Construction section describe dewatering and exclusion techniques, and examine the complete life cycle of a groundwater control scheme, including monitoring, maintenance and decommissioning. This section incorporates eleven case histories from the authors’ casebook. The 3rd edition has been greatly revised and updated, and contains more than 200 new illustrations. The new content covers: Permeability of soils and rocks Groundwater problems for excavations in rock Groundwater control for tunnelling projects, such as shafts and cross passages Methods for assessing permeability Decommissioning of dewatering systems Optimisation of groundwater control schemes. The new, expanded content offers valuable direction that can give you a true competitive advantage in the planning and execution of temporary and permanent dewatering works for excavation and tunnelling. Written for practising engineers, geologists and construction managers, as well as postgraduate engineering students, this revamped manual on design and practice presents numerous case studies and extensive references to enhance understanding. Martin Preene is a groundwater consultant, based in the UK. He has more than 30 years’ experience working on dewatering and groundwater control projects worldwide. The late Pat Cashman was the leading British exponent of groundwater control for his generation, championing a practical and straightforward approach for more than forty years.

Practical Engineering Geology

Practical Engineering Geology
Author: Steve Hencher
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2012-01-13
ISBN: 0203894820
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Engineering Geology Book Excerpt:

Steve Hencher presents a broad and fresh view on the importance of engineering geology to civil engineering projects. Practical Engineering Geology provides an introduction to the way that projects are managed, designed and constructed and the ways that the engineering geologist can contribute to cost-effective and safe project achievement. The nee

Construction Dewatering and Groundwater Control

Construction Dewatering and Groundwater Control
Author: J. Patrick Powers,Arthur B. Corwin,Paul C. Schmall,Walter E. Kaeck
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 658
Release: 2007-05-04
ISBN: 0471479438
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Dewatering and Groundwater Control Book Excerpt:

The most up-to-date guide to construction dewatering and groundwater control In the past dozen years, the methods of analyzing and treating groundwater conditions have vastly improved. The Third Edition of Construction Dewatering and Groundwater Control, reflecting the most current technology and practices, is a timely and much-needed overview of this rapidly changing field. Illustrated with hundreds of new figures and photographs and including numerous detailed case histories, the Third Edition of Construction Dewatering and Groundwater Control is a comprehensive and valuable reference for both students and practicing engineers alike. Drawing on real-world experience, the authors lead the reader through all facets of the theory and practice of this fascinating and often complex engineering discipline. Discussion includes: Dozens of case histories demonstrating various groundwater control practices and lessons learned in groundwater control and work performed Detailed methods of controlling groundwater by use of conventional dewatering methods as well as vertical barrier, grouted cutoff, and frozen ground techniques Contracting practices and conflict resolution methods that will help minimize disputes Alternatives and effective practices for handling and treating contaminated groundwater Innovations in equipment and materials that improve the performance and efficiency of groundwater control systems Practices and procedures for success in artificial recharge Groundwater modeling to simulate and plan dewatering projects Inclusion of dual U.S. customary and metric units throughout Construction Dewatering and Groundwater Control is an indispensable tool for all engineering and construction professionals searching for the most up-to-date coverage of groundwater control for various purposes, the modern ways to identify and analyze site-specific situations, and the modern tools available to control them.

Groundwater Lowering in Construction

Groundwater Lowering in Construction
Author: Martin Preene
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 676
Release: 2012-08-13
ISBN: 0415668379
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Groundwater Lowering in Construction Book Excerpt:

Linking theory and application in a way that is clear and understandable, Groundwater Lowering in Construction: A Practical Guide to Dewatering, Second Edition uses the authors’ extensive engineering experience to offer practical guidance on the planning, design, and implementation of groundwater control systems under real conditions. Discover engineering methods that can help you improve working conditions, increase project viability, and reduce excavation costs. In the decade since publication of this book’s first edition, groundwater lowering and dewatering activities have been increasingly integrated into the wider ground engineering schemes on major excavations to help provide stable and workable conditions for construction below groundwater level. Consequently, many engineering ventures now require a more in-depth assessment of potential environmental impacts of dewatering and groundwater control, and this book details the latest best practices to evaluate and address them. Includes New Chapters Covering: Cutoff methods used for groundwater exclusion Issues associated with permanent or long-term groundwater control systems Groundwater control technologies used on contaminated sites Methods needed to understand, predict, and mitigate potential environmental impacts of groundwater control works Updated to reflect the crucial technological and application advances shaping construction processes, this book contains valuable direction that can give you a true competitive advantage in the planning and execution of temporary and permanent dewatering works. The authors cover cutting-edge methods and key subjects, such as the history of dewatering, working on contaminated sites, site investigation techniques, and operation and maintenance issues, including health, safety, and legal aspects. Written for practising engineers and geologists as well as postgraduate engineering students, this updated manual on design and practice provides numerous case histories and extensive references to enhance understanding.

Analysis Design and Construction of Foundations

Analysis  Design and Construction of Foundations
Author: Y M Cheng,Chi Wai Law,Lei Lei Liu
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2021-02-22
ISBN: 1000194043
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analysis Design and Construction of Foundations Book Excerpt:

Analysis, Design and Construction of Foundations outlines methods for analysis and design of the construction of shallow and deep foundations with particular reference to case studies in Hong Kong and China, as well as a discussion of the methods used in other countries. It introduces the main approaches used by geotechnical and structural engineers, and the precautions required for planning, design and construction of foundation structures. Some computational methods and computer programmes are reviewed to provide tools for performing a more realistic analysis of foundation systems. The authors examine in depth the methods used for constructing shallow foundations, deep foundations, excavation and lateral support systems, slope stability analysis and construction, and ground monitoring for proper site management. Some new and innovative foundation construction methods are also introduced. It is illustrated with case studies of failures and defects from actual construction projects. Some advanced and modern theories are also covered in this book. This book is more targeted towards the understanding of the basic behavior and the actual construction of many geotechnical works, and this book is not dedicated to any design code or specification, though Euro codes and Hong Kong code are also used in this book for illustration. It is ideal for consulting geotechnical engineers, undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Geotechnical Engineering in the XXI Century Lessons learned and future challenges

Geotechnical Engineering in the XXI Century  Lessons learned and future challenges
Author: N.P. López-Acosta,E. Martínez-Hernández,A.L. Espinosa-Santiago
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 3006
Release: 2019-11-26
ISBN: 1643680315
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnical Engineering in the XXI Century Lessons learned and future challenges Book Excerpt:

The first Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (PCSMGE) was held in Mexico in 1959. Every 4 years since then, PCSMGE has brought together the geotechnical engineering community from all over the world to discuss the problems, solutions and future challenges facing this engineering sector. Sixty years after the first conference, the 2019 edition returns to Mexico. This book, Geotechnical Engineering in the XXI Century: Lessons learned and future challenges, presents the proceedings of the XVI Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (XVI PCSMGE), held in Cancun, Mexico, from 17 – 20 November 2019. Of the 393 full papers submitted, 335 were accepted for publication after peer review. They are included here organized into 19 technical sessions, and cover a wide range of themes related to geotechnical engineering in the 21st century. Topics covered include: laboratory and in-situ testing; analytical and physical modeling in geotechnics; numerical modeling in geotechnics; unsaturated soils; soft soils; foundations and retaining structures; excavations and tunnels; offshore geotechnics; transportation in geotechnics; natural hazards; embankments and tailings dams; soils dynamics and earthquake engineering; ground improvement; sustainability and geo-environment; preservation of historic sites; forensics engineering; rock mechanics; education; and energy geotechnics. Providing a state-of-the-art overview of research into innovative and challenging applications in the field, the book will be of interest to all those working in soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. In this proceedings, 58% of the contributions are in English, and 42% of the contributions are in Spanish or Portuguese.

Cut and Cover Metro Structures

Cut and Cover Metro Structures
Author: Krishan Kaul
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 705
Release: 2010-04-13
ISBN: 0203894839
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cut and Cover Metro Structures Book Excerpt:

Because of their complexity and scale, metro structures capture all the essential aspects of a cut-and-cover structure, and so are given primary focus in this book. The design of a metro construction is outlined coherently and in detail; and the reader is shown how to apply this design process equally well to other, relatively simple, cut-and-cover structures. Geotechnical and structural engineering principles are combined with both design and construction practice to make this book a unique guide for engineers.

Introduction to Tunnel Construction

Introduction to Tunnel Construction
Author: David Chapman,Nicole Metje,Alfred Stark,David N. Chapman
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 578
Release: 2017-11-27
ISBN: 1498766455
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Tunnel Construction Book Excerpt:

Tunnelling provides a robust solution to a variety of engineering challenges. It is a complex process, which requires a firm understanding of the ground conditions as well as the importance of ground-structure interaction. This book covers the full range of areas related to tunnel construction required to embark upon a career in tunnelling. It also includes a number of case studies related to real tunnel projects, to demonstrate how the theory applies in practice. New features of this second edition include: the introduction of a case study related to Crossrail’s project in London, focussing on the Whitechapel and Liverpool Street station tunnels and including considerations of building tunnels in a congested urban area; and further information on recent developments in tunnel boring machines, including further examples of all the different types of machine as well as multi-mode machines. The coverage includes: Both hard-rock and soft-ground conditions Site investigation, parameter selection, and design considerations Methods of improving the stability of the ground and lining techniques Descriptions of the various main tunnelling techniques Health and safety considerations Monitoring of tunnels during construction Description of the latest tunnel boring machines Case studies with real examples, including Crossrail’s project in London Clear, concise, and heavily illustrated, this is a vital text for final-year undergraduate and MSc students and an invaluable starting point for young professionals and novices in tunnelling.

Engineering Geology

Engineering Geology
Author: F G Bell
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2007-02-14
ISBN: 9780080469522
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering Geology Book Excerpt:

Every engineering structure, whether it's a building, bridge or road, is affected by the ground on which it is built. Geology is of fundamental importance when deciding on the location and design of all engineering works, and it is essential that engineers have a basic knowledge of the subject. Engineering Geology introduces the fundamentals of the discipline and ensures that engineers have a clear understanding of the processes at work, and how they will impact on what is to be built. Core areas such as stratigraphy, rock types, structures and geological processes are explained, and put in context. The basics of soil mechanics and the links between groundwater conditions and underlying geology are introduced. As well as the theoretical knowledge necessary, Professor Bell introduces the techniques that engineers will need to learn about and understand the geological conditions in which they intend to build. Site investigation techniques are detailed, and the risks and risk avoidance methods for dealing with different conditions are explained. * Accessible introduction to geology for engineers * Key points illustrated with diagrams and photographs * Teaches the impact of geology on the planning and design of structures

Sustainable Pipe Jacking Technology in the Urban Environment

Sustainable Pipe Jacking Technology in the Urban Environment
Author: Dominic Ek Leong Ong,Marco Barla,Jason Wen-Chieh Cheng,Chung Siung Choo,Minmin Sun,Mohammud Irfaan Peerun
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9811693722
Category: City planning
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Pipe Jacking Technology in the Urban Environment Book Excerpt:

This book highlights recent advancements and innovations in trenchless technology via the adoption of combined micro-tunnelling and pipe-jacking techniques. This technique is more environmentally friendly, cost effective, less time-consuming and less disruptive compared to conventional open trench excavations for urban construction and urban infrastructure renewal projects. Pipe jacking is a non-destructive technique used in the installation of underground pipelines using a tunnel boring machine (TBM) and thrust forces derived from the hydraulic jack set-up in a deep jacking shaft. It is popular and commonly used worldwide for the installation of sewer and common services cable tunnels as well as for oil and gas pipelines.

Tropical Residual Soils Engineering

Tropical Residual Soils Engineering
Author: B.B.K. Huat,See Sew Gue,Faisal Haji Ali
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 447
Release: 2004-06-15
ISBN: 0203024621
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tropical Residual Soils Engineering Book Excerpt:

Focused on tropical areas and their unique problems and issues, this work examines all aspects of residual soils engineering, including both theoretical and practical aspects. This book gives the practitioner a thorough understanding of the characteristics of these soil types, their formation and their material properties, while guidelines on appli

Project Planning and Project Success

Project Planning and Project Success
Author: Pedro Serrador
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 922
Release: 2014-11-24
ISBN: 1138000787
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Planning and Project Success Book Excerpt:

Project planning is generally accepted as an important contributor to project success. However, is there research that affirms the positive impact of project planning and gives guidance on how much effort should be spent on planning? To answer these questions, this book looks at current literature and new research of this under-studied area of project management. The author presents his findings from an extensive review of project planning literature that covers more than 270 sources. He also discusses new research that analyzes data from more than 1,300 global projects. The book confirms that the time spent on planning activities reduces risk and significantly increases the chances of project success. It also concludes that there can be too much planning and shows that the optimum ratio of planning to effort is 25%. The book examines the impact of project planning on different industries. It discusses research in the construction and information technology (IT) industries, and presents a case study of how to plan and track a software development project. The book also looks at the impact of geography on project planning and success. Intended as a basic tool in the library of any project manager or general manager, this book brings to light project planning techniques and information that have never been published previously. It is an important resource on how to plan projects properly and propel your career forward.

Soil Mechanics

Soil Mechanics
Author: William Powrie
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 741
Release: 2002-06-01
ISBN: 1134385609
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soil Mechanics Book Excerpt:

The aim of this book is to encourage students to develop an understanding of the fundamentals of soil mechanics. It builds a robust and adaptable framework of ideas to support and accommodate the more complex problems and analytical procedures that confront the practising geotechnical engineer. Soil Mechanics: Concepts and Applications covers the soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering topics typically included in university courses in civil engineering and related subjects. Physical rather than mathematical arguments are used in the core sections wherever possible. New features for the second edition include: an accompanying website containing the lecturers solutions manual; a revised chapter on soil strength and soil behaviour separating the basic and more advanced material to aid understanding; a major new section on shallow foundations subject to combined vertical, horizontal and moment loading; revisions to the material on retaining walls, foundations and filter design to account for new research findings and bring it into line with the design philosophy espoused by EC7. More than 50 worked examples including case histories Learning objectives, key points and example questions

ICP Design Methods for Driven Piles in Sands and Clays

ICP Design Methods for Driven Piles in Sands and Clays
Author: Richard Jardine
Publsiher: Thomas Telford Publishing
Total Pages: 105
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ICP Design Methods for Driven Piles in Sands and Clays Book Excerpt:

While axial capacity is often the governing design criterion with driven piles, the reliability of predictions made by conventional procedures is generally poor. A long-term research program run at Imperial College London in conjunction with Industry, the UKs Health and Safety Executive and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council led to the new design recommendations published by Jardine and Chow in 1996. Their procedures offered considerable improvements and have been applied worldwide in many offshore, marine and onshore projects.

Contaminated Land Management

Contaminated Land Management
Author: Judith Nathanail,Paul Bardos,Paul Nathanail
Publsiher: EPP Publications
Total Pages: 610
Release: 2011-11
ISBN: 1900995077
Category: Pollution
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contaminated Land Management Book Excerpt:

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Civil engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Civil Engineering Book Excerpt:

Analysis and Design of Geotechnical Structures

Analysis and Design of Geotechnical Structures
Author: Manuel Matos Fernandes
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 674
Release: 2020-08-27
ISBN: 0429676158
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analysis and Design of Geotechnical Structures Book Excerpt:

Analysis and design of geotechnical structures combines, in a single endeavor, a textbook to assist students in understanding the behavior of the main geotechnical works and a guide for practising geotechnical engineers, designers, and consultants. The subjects are treated in line with limit state design, which underpins the Eurocodes and most North America design codes. Instructors and students will value innovative approaches to numerous issues refined by the experience of the author in teaching generations of enthusiastic students. Professionals will gain from its comprehensive treatment of the topics covered in each chapter, supplemented by a plethora of informative material used by consultants and designers. For the benefit of both academics and professionals, conceptual exercises and practical geotechnical design problems are proposed at the end of most chapters. A final annex includes detailed resolutions of the exercises and problems.

Comptes Rendus Du Congr s International de M canique Des Sols Et de la G otechnique

Comptes Rendus Du     Congr  s International de M  canique Des Sols Et de la G  otechnique
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 636
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Engineering geology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comptes Rendus Du Congr s International de M canique Des Sols Et de la G otechnique Book Excerpt: