An examination is made of the data trends for soil stabilization work in Australia over the past 40 years, and this is used as a basis for estimating maximum likelihood developments within the next 100 years. Though the data base is almost wholly Australian and the extrapolations necessarily involve an element of personal judgment, justifications for a universal validity are offered, based on the recent American world-wide Delphi survey. The projection suggests, inter alia, an increasing importance for soil stabilization work due to increasing economic advantage; but a dearth of new methods; and with principal attention directed to the improvement of present techniques by automation. The major consumer is expected to remain the road and rail construction industry; but towards the end of the analysis period housing may have assumed a significant and expanding role. The number of the covering abstract of the symposium is IRRD no. 235195.

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 365-383

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  • Accession Number: 00190266
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM