Geotechnical Construction Control Data Base Package

by Earl V. Edris, Jr., US Army Engineers Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS, USA,
Jack Fowler, US Army Engineers Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Earthmoving and Heavy Equipment


A data base can be defined as pieces or groups of data stored together in an orderly form such that access to all or any part of the data can be readily accomplished. A computerized data base is one that utilizes a computer and associated hardware for data entry, storage, and access. More specifically, an earthwork construction control data base system is a computerized system that provides for the orderly storage, retrieval, and analysis of data resulting from testing performed during construction of an earth and/or rock-fill embankment. Since the purpose of this testing is to monitor the quality of construction and provide as-built documentation, proper use of the data base system described herein can allow for the accomplishment of these features in a more effective manner than heretofore possible. Also, use of this type of data base system can also be very helpful in several phases of contract administration.

Subject Headings: Geotechnical engineering | Construction management | Control systems | Quality control | Computer analysis | Field tests | Contracts | Construction industry

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