COSTS THAT COULD HAVE BEEN SAVED BY A DESK STUDY: A CASE HISTORY

Cracking and structural displacement occurred at a service station near Peterborough in the years following construction. The service station had been designed following only minimal investigation and virtually no desk study. Subsequent desk study and ground investigation revealed that the promontory of fill supporting the service station had been built out over a periglacial landslip which had been reactiviated as a result. Had a proper desk study and investigation been undertaken, the available information would have indicated this situation. The ensuing cost of a High Court action followed by extensive remedial measures has considerably outweighed the cost of the investigation work which should have been carried out at the start. Details of the failure, the effects of the failure and the remedial measures are presented together with some of the lessons learnt. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD E102464.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 65-73

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00779184
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 1-86081-251-1
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 7 1999 12:00AM