PIPE JACKING AT THE CROSSROADS

Factors said to be preventing the development of pipe and tunnel jacking in the United Kingdom are described as lack of data available and lack of investment in underground works which prevents contractors from tooling-up. It is considered that a study should be financed by the TRRL and CIRIA to develop design and construction techniques, and to evaluate cost savings that can be achieved. Concrete pipe jacking is considered competitive with segmental tunnelling in the range 900-2550 mm diameter. Advantages of pipe-jacking are compared with cut-and-cover and auger boring tunnelling methods. (TRRL)

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Morgan-Grampian Limited

    30 Calderwood Street
    London SE18 6QH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Marshall, Alec M
  • Publication Date: 1980-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 40-42
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00329714
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM