Various attempts have been made in South Africa to establish geotechnical and other related data banks. Such data banks are extremely useful in the planning and design of tunnels. This paper summarizes the present position regarding these data banks and illustrates their applicability to tunnelling. The authors conclude with this threefold plea: that the cities of pretoria, cape town, durban, port Elizabeth and East London establish urban geotechnical data banks; that the fullest support be given to the sancot/csir tunnel data project; and that funds and manpower be made available to geological survey to enable them to put their geotechnical records on a computerized data base. (Author/TRRL)

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    South African Institute of Civil Engineers

    9 St Davids Place, Parktown, P.O. Box 62129
    Marshalltown,   South Africa 
  • Authors:
    • Brink, ABA
    • Boniface, A
    • Olivier, H J
  • Publication Date: 1988-6


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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 291-297
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  • Accession Number: 00493094
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 31 1990 12:00AM