Inadequate control and management of groundwater can affect the construction progress of a tunnel considerably. Large unexpected quantities of water may endanger lives and machinery and bring work to a halt. Small flows can decrease productivity, result in soil loss and subsequent surface settlements, or face instability. From the initial design, through construction to the maintenance of the finished tunnel, a variety of methods are used. Some of these need a large inventory of specialised plant and equipment, as reviewed in the paper, to carry out such remedial measures as grouting, freezing and dewatering. (TRRL)

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    Morgan-Grampian (Construction Press) Limited

    Morgan-Grampian House, 30 Calderwood Street
    London SE18 6QH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Bauer, G
  • Publication Date: 1985-6

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 55-57
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  • Accession Number: 00457232
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 10:01PM