ENGINEERING GEOLOGY MAPS FOR LAND USE PLANNING

DIFFERING FROM MAPS DEPICTING AGRICULTURAL SOILS OR SURFICIAL AND BEDROCK GEOLOGY, THE ENGINEERING GEOLOGY MAP ILLUSTRATES GEOLOGIC CONDITIONS AS THEY INFLUENCE PARTICULAR PROJECTS THAT ARE BEING PLANNED. THE PRIMARY GEOLOGIC CONDITIONS TO WHICH THEY DRAW ATTENTION ARE DEPTHS OF STATIC GROUNDWATER TABLE, DEPTHS AND CLASSIFICATION OF BEDROCK, TYPES OF SOILS BY ENGINEERING CLASSIFICATION, AND SUCH FEATURES AS FAULTS, JOINT PATTERNS, LANDSLIDES, LIMESTONE CAVITIES, AND ABANDONED COAL MINES. TYPICAL EVALUATIONS FROM THESE DATA ARE EXCAVATION AND DEWATERING CHARACTERISTICS, DESIGN CRITERIA FOR STRUCTURAL SUPPORT, STABILITY OF NATURAL AND CUT SLOPES, AND AVAILABILITY OF EXTRACTABLE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS. THREE CASE STUDIES ARE PRESENTED: (1) A NEW TOWN ON 2000 ACRES IN EDISON, N.J., A RELATIVELY MOUNTAINOUS HIGHLAND AREA; (2) DEVELOPMENT OF RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL, AND RECREATIONAL COMPLEXES ON STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., SUBSTANTIAL PORTIONS OF WHICH ARE COVERED BY GLACIAL DEPOSITS; AND (3) THE 1500-MILE AMAZON HIGHWAY IN BRAZIL THAT HAS DRAWN WORLDWIDE PRESS ATTENTION. THE APPLICATION OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY TO A LATERAL SEWER SYSTEM IN NEW JERSEY IS ALSO PRESENTED.

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  • Accession Number: 00230072
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 17 1972 12:00AM