Case Studies in Trench Shoring and Landslide Repair in Difficult Terrain

America depends on a network of more than 2.5 million miles of oil and gas pipelines, 1.2 million miles of water supply mains, and over 1 million miles of wastewater pipelines to move product and keep the country’s infrastructure operational. Aging pipelines need replacement, while new ones are required to meet increasing demand. As pipeline and infrastructure density increases, geometric constraints become a greater struggle during planning and design for pipeline construction. Innovative trench shoring technologies are becoming necessary to adapt to these challenging conditions. In addition, these transfer conduits are often routed through difficult and unstable terrain. Pipeline instabilities (i.e. settlement or landslides) place serious risk on community health and safety; and can sometimes bring commodity transfer to a halt. Stabilizing the ground around the pipelines will be key to keeping the economic engine running. This paper will include several case studies that illustrate innovative solutions to overcome typical challenges in the pipeline industry. Each case study will include the project constraints, options considered, and why the selected alterative was proven to be successful.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 210-224
  • Monograph Title: Pipelines 2017: Construction and Rehabilitation

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01689767
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784480892
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Oct 4 2018 4:31PM