GEOTECHNICAL PROBLEMS ALONG TRANSPORTATION CORRIDORS IN WIDELY DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS

The planning, design and construction phases of transportation facilities in a wide range of environmental conditions in different parts of the world has provided some very interesting and challenging geotechnical problems. Difficult terrains have ranged from dealing with the extremely steep topography and the Huacos of Peru to the glacier-related problems in British Columbia, jungles in Irian Jaya, highway maintenance problems in desert areas including recent military hazards, to archaeological problems in Athens. Extremes in geological conditions, temperatures, vegetative cover, lack of natural construction materials and difficult topographic conditions seem to be more common in areas where financing is also a serious problem. Dealing with difficult geotechnical problems is always fascinating but solving these problems within small budgets requires geotechnical personnel capable of making design changes and innovative solutions to complete the transportation corridors on schedule. For the covering abstract see IRRD 873033.

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  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 391-8

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  • Accession Number: 00712397
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 90-5410-343-4
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 24 1995 12:00AM