Pipeline Construction Risks to a Large Community (Cabrillo Palisades Pipeline Relocation at Pacific Bell Property in San Diego)

The 24-in. diameter, 415-ft Cabrillo Palisades Pipeline needed to be relocated. This water pipeline ran under Linda Vista Road, nearly under a giant tree (whose roots threatened to break the pipeline), along the side of a communications facility, and under State Route 163. A break in the pipeline at almost any point would spell disaster. Like most projects, the Cabrillo Palisades Pipeline relocation started with classic engineering approaches--a focus on the design requirements and the project schedule. Upon closer inspection, several critical safety and risk issues became apparent. Risk assessment then became a critical component early in the project planning. This paper discusses the risk assessment and the planning, design, and construction management techniques. Also discussed are project enhancements and environmental considerations.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 8p
  • Monograph Title: Pipeline Engineering and Construction: What's on the Horizon? Proceedings of the Pipelines 2004 International Conference, August 1-4, 2004, San Diego, California

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01003238
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0784407452
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 10 2005 12:59PM