Construction Control for Earth and Rockfill Dams

by
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
978-0-7844-0332-7 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0332-5 (ISBN-10), 1999, Soft Cover, Pg. vii, 100
28 cm, 27; Technical Engineering and Design Guides as adapted from the US Army Corps of Engineers
Technical Engineering and Design Guides as Adapted from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 27

Document Type: Book

Abstract:

Technical Engineering and Design Guides, as adapted from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, No. 27

This manual provides critical guidance for constructors and engineers in the supervision and maintenance of earth and rockfill dams. This book outlines the key components that ensure the safety and performance of these dams, including competent and adequate supervision, careful inspection, and control testing. An entire chapter is devoted to field organization and responsibility. Detailed chapters cover every aspect of foundation and abutment treatment, borrow areas and quarries, earthfill and rockfill construction, and miscellaneous construction features such as river diversion, stage construction and service bridge pier foundations. The manual contains an appendix with lists of required and related publications, as well as a bibliography. Additional useful appendices contain methods for relating field density data to desired or specified values, field compaction control forms, instructions for preparing periodic summaries of field compaction control data, and detailed information on instruments used in earth and rockfill dam construction.

This detailed and useful manual is an essential information source for engineers and constructors.



Subject Headings: Infrastructure construction | Earthfill dams | Rock fills | Rockfill dams | Bridge foundations | Construction methods | United States Army Corps of Engineers | Personnel management

 

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