THE USE OF SETTLEMENT MONITORING FOR ROADWORKS CONSTRUCTION CONTROL

Consolidation of road embankments constructed on compressible foundations often will control aspects of the construction programming, to ensure that the safety and serviceability of associated structures is maintained, and to ensure completion of the facility within time constraints. The paper describes an approach to settlement management, which relies heavily on settlement monitoring and interpretation during construction. Included in this approach are the determination before construction of expected settlement behaviour and desired behaviour criteria, measurement and rapid interpretation of behaviour as it is occurring, and implementation, if necessary, of action during construction to ensure that the criteria are satisfied. The successful application of this "observation and action" approach, (the observational method) is described in the form of two case histories, in which vertical wick drainage and embankment surcharging have been employed as settlement control measures. In addition to forming an important link in the management cycle, settlement monitoring has provided valuable feedback to benefit future construction of a similar nature. (Author/TRRL)

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    • Papers presented during the Geomechanics-Interaction, Fourth Australia-New Zealand conference on Geomechanics, Perth, Western Australia, 14-18 May 1984, Volumes I and II.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Engineers

    11 National Circuit
    Barton, A.C.T.,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Robertson, N F
  • Publication Date: 1984-3

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 321-328
  • Monograph Title: GEOMECHANICS - INTERACTION. FOURTH AUSTRALIA - NEW ZEALAND CONFERENCE ON GEOMECHANICS, PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, 14-18 MAY 1984. PREPRINTS OF PAPERS. VOLUMES I AND II
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 84/2

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  • Accession Number: 00392044
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-85825-208-2
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1985 12:00AM