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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 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.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade and Douglas, Incorporated

    One Penn Plaza
    New York, NY  USA  10119

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142

    Soil and Rock Instrumentation, Incorporated

    Newton Upper Falls, MA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • SCHMIDT, B
    • Dunnicliff, C J
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 189 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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