THE SIGNIFICANCE OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY TO CONSTRUCTION

The paper discusses the important contribution that engineering geology makes to the construction processes of excavation and the forming of foundations. The contribution to the construction of highways is described. In particular, the influence of geology on cut slope stability, soft and hard ground excavation (including tunnelling), bearing capacity, settlement, subsidence and the choice of foundation type are all considered. Particular problems associated with the use of fills and waste materials are also mentioned. The importance of adequate site investigation is stressed. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD 877168.

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    THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY PUBLISHING HOUSE, UNIT 7

    BRASSMILL ENTERPRISE CENTRE, BRASSMILL LANE
    BATH,   United Kingdom  BA1 3JN
  • Authors:
    • BELL, F G
    • Cripps, J C
    • CULSHAW, M G
  • Publication Date: 1995

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00722392
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 1-897799-28-4
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1996 12:00AM