This paper reviews site investigation practice in Hong Kong as related to the major geotechnical engineering problems of slope stability and site formation, foundations, deep excavations, reclamation and tunnelling. The heterogeneous residual soils and colluvium pose special problems for site investigation and for engineering design and construction. Fairly sophisticated investigation and testing techniques are therefore used. Rotary drilling is nearly always employed, and double or triple-tube core barrels are in common use for sampling. Although various insitu tests are conducted, the emphasis is on laboratory testing for the determination of engineering properties. In particular, shear strengths for residual soils are determined by high quality drained and undrained triaxial tests on saturated specimens. (Author/TRRL)

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    Southeast Asian Society of Soil Engineering

    P.O. Box 2754
    Bangkok,   Thailand 
  • Authors:
    • Brand, E W
    • Phillipson, H B
  • Publication Date: 1984-12

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 97-153
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  • Accession Number: 00399418
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2004 2:43AM