GROUND VIBRATION INVESTIGATION AT HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION SITES
This report deals with measuring ground vibrations on construction sites in terms of peak particle velocity to determine whether a legal problem exists in relation to these ground vibrations. The report furnishes information needed to protect the Department from unwarranted suits. The report indicates that vibrations associated with pile driving are not of enough magnitude to cause physical damage to surrounding structures. Ground vibrations from haul roads do not appear to be of concern in view of the data from pile driving and measurements made at several haul road sites. The reason some legal suits are filed may be a combination of construction produced effects (sight, sound, feeling) which are irritating to persons near the construction zone. (FHWA)
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development1201 Capitol Access Road, P.O. Box 94245
Baton Rouge, LA United States 70804-9245
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Walters, W C
- Bokun, S G
- Publication Date: 1975-6
- Pagination: 33 p.
- TRT Terms: Construction sites; Litigation; Loss and damage; Pile driving; Road construction; Vibration
- Subject Areas: Construction; Highways; Law; I52: Construction of Pavements and Surfacings;
- Accession Number: 00341496
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-LA-75-89 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Dec 22 1981 12:00AM