Construction on Soft Ground Using Lightweight Tyre Bales

Road construction over soft ground presents a considerable technical challenge. Such roads often serve remote communities and carry low levels of traffic. Construction and maintenance must be achieved within limited budgets. The two main approaches to such construction are aboveground (floating) and belowground (buried) construction; costly lightweight construction materials are desirable. The use of light-weight, British Standard tire bales is described. Issues related to the use of tire bales, such as sustainability, waste management, costs, and end of life are highlighted and their use in constructing road foundations over soft ground described.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 1-8
  • Monograph Title: Innovative and Sustainable Use of Geomaterials and Geosystems

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01538345
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784478455
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jul 21 2014 3:00PM