THE IMPORTANCE OF SITE INVESTIGATION FOR TUNNELLING

The general principles relating to site investigations for underground works are discussed. The ways in which they should be applied in practice are illustrated by reference to examples of tunnelling in soft ground and in weak to moderately strong rocks. The purpose and some aspects of the preparation of the engineer's ground reference conditions and their relationship to the contractor's construction programme (as required by the Institution of Civil Engineers' conditions of contract) are considered. Current methods of procuring ground investigation services are reviewed, and possible future improvements are indicated. (Author/TRRL)

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    Municipal Engineering Publications, Limited

    178-202 Portland Street
    London W1N 6NH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Boden, J B
  • Publication Date: 1985-6

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 143-150
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00457312
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 10:01PM