SUBSURFACE INVESTIGATIONS FOR HIGHWAYS AND STRUCTURES

Definitions are set forth and the procedure is described which must be followed on subsurface investigations for highways and structures. Pilot borings (cut sections, fill sections) and design borings are covered. A discussion of the specifications for subsurface explorations covers such aspects as scope, affidavit of non-collusion, certificate of authorization, laws to be observed, permits and licenses, insurance requirements, boring samples and reports, wage rates, lines and grades, duration of contract, and protection of property. Observations are also made on supervision and foreman qualification. General remarks are made on construction methods. Construction methods for payment items are detailed and covers drive sample borings, core preparatory borings, core borings, thin wall steel tube drive samples, undisturbed-sample preparatory borings, undisturbed samples, vane shear test preparatory borings, vane shear test, anger borings, anger boring samples, mobilization and dismantling. Compensation is also discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Boston Society of Civil Engineers

    230 Boyston Street
    Boston, MA  USA  02116
  • Authors:
    • Mohr, H A
  • Publication Date: 1964-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00081220
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM