RISK MANAGEMENT OF HIGHWAY EMBANKMENTS CONSTRUCTED OVER SOFT GROUND
This paper describes how a large portion of the Yelgun to Chinderah Freeway was located in areas underlain by soft soils. Construction of the road embankments in these types of areas presented significant constraints and risks to the project, and involved short-term instability and long-term settlement. Due diligence was carried out in order to ensure development of effective solutions and control and reduction of risks. A risk management system was implemented, which integrated design, construction, and field testing and monitoring in order to achieve the stringent project requirements. The design and construction were constantly reviewed and modified as required in response to the field performance. This process allowed flexibility in design and construction and was proved to be successful and cost effective.
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- His, J
- Proceedings of the 21st ARRB and 11th REAAA Conference. Transport. Our Highway to a Sustainable Future
- Location: Cairns, Australia
- Date: 2003-5-18 to 2003-5-23
- Publication Date: 2003
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 15 p.
- Publication of: ARRB Transport Research, Limited
- Publisher: ARRB
- ISSN: 0158-0728
- TRT Terms: Construction; Cost effectiveness; Design; Embankments; Field tests; Ground settlement; Highways; Instability; Risk management; Settlement (Structures); Soft soils
- Subject Areas: Construction; Design; Geotechnology; Highways; I42: Soil Mechanics;
- Accession Number: 00964269
- Record Type: Publication
- ISBN: 087659229X
- Files: TRIS, ATRI
- Created Date: Oct 3 2003 12:00AM