Field Instrumentation Program Vital to Deep Excavation Project

by Robert V. Whitman, Massachusetts Inst of Technology, Cambridge, United States,
Edmund G. Johnson, Massachusetts Inst of Technology, Cambridge, United States,
Eldon L. Abbott, Massachusetts Inst of Technology, Cambridge, United States,
James M. Becker, Massachusetts Inst of Technology, Cambridge, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Geotechnical Engineering Congress—1991

Abstract: An extensive field instrumentation, monitoring and evaluation program was implemented for a seven-level deep excavation project in Boston. Using the observational approach, the information collected was relied upon heavily during critical stages of the 'top-down' construction method to provide a reliable basis for development of appropriate sequencing and scheduling strategies. The results illustrate the importance and advantages of a well planned and executed field program. The owner's commitment of resources necessary to support the program has played an important role in achieving the desired goals.

Subject Headings: Excavation | Instrumentation | Scheduling | Data collection | Field tests | North America | Massachusetts | United States | Boston

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