Effect of Environment on Rapid Transit Construction

by George O. Kline, (M.ASCE), Chf. Constr. Engr.; DeLeuw Cather & Co., Consulting Engrs., Washington, D.C.,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1973, Vol. 99, Issue 2, Pg. 367-370

Document Type: Journal Paper

Discussion: Taylor T. Karl (See full record)


Rapid transit systems must be constructed in a hostile environment. The space required for construction is already crowded. Hindrance of traffic must be avoided or minimized. Existing utility systems and adjacent structures must be maintained and remain useful during construction and must be restored to as good as, or better than, original condition upon completion. Care must be exercised to minimize irritation or harm to the public. All these factors cost extra expense and time, but the effect may be lessened by preparatory work, by vigorous public relations, by working closely with governing officials, and by timely acquisition of real estate.

Subject Headings: Construction management | Rapid transit systems | Real estate | Public opinions | Existing buildings | Structural systems | Traffic management | Historic preservation

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