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)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

    1201 Capitol Access Road, P.O. Box 94245
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70804-9245

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Walters, W C
    • Bokun, S G
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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