CONSTRUCTION MONITORING OF SOFT GROUND RAPID TRANSIT TUNNELS. VOLUME I: A DEFINITION OF NEEDS AND POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS
The Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) Tunneling Program Concentrates its efforts on reducing tunneling costs, minimizing environmental impact and enhancing safety as it applies to the planning, organization, design, construction and maintenance cycles of rapid transit tunnels in the urban environment. This study investigates the area of construction monitoring of rapid transit tunnels in soft ground. Soft ground tunnel construction monitoring has the potential to reduce construction costs, safety hazards and environmental impacts. Monitoring can diagnose face stability and ground movement problems, and allow appropriate preventive or remedial action. Monitoring provides data for prediction of ground movements and allows the compilation of useful legal documentation. Such data are also required for improving design and prediction methods.
- Prepared in cooperation with Soil and Rock Instrumentation, Inc., Newton Upper Falls, Mass. Paper copy also available in set of 2 reports as PB-241 535-SET, PC$11.00.
Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade and Douglas, IncorporatedOne Penn Plaza
New York, NY United States 10119
Transportation Systems Center55 Broadway, Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA United States 02142
Soil and Rock Instrumentation, IncorporatedNewton Upper Falls, MA United States
- SCHMIDT, B
- Dunnicliff, C J
- Publication Date: 1974-11
- Pagination: 189 p.
- TRT Terms: Construction; Costs; Data collection; Earth movements (Geophysics); Environmental impacts; Excavation and tunneling; Forecasting; Instrumentation; Measuring instruments; Monitoring; Quality control; Rapid transit; Safety; Seismicity; Soft rock; Soil mechanics; Specifications; Stability (Mechanics); Tunneling; Tunnels
- Uncontrolled Terms: Construction costs; Earth movements; Monitors
- Old TRIS Terms: Rapid transit railways
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Construction; Environment; Finance; Geotechnology; Highways; Public Transportation; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00091372
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-UMTA-75-9-V1Final Rpt., UMTA-MA-06-0025-74-13-V1
- Contract Numbers: DOT/TSC-661
- Files: NTIS, TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 15 1981 12:00AM