Redevelopment of Aggregate and Rock Quarries: No Longer Just a Hole in the Ground

by Haze M. Rodgers, P.E., (M.ASCE), Associate Engineer; Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Rancho Cordova, CA, hrodgers@langan.com,
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Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2017, Vol. 21, Issue 3, Pg. 68-73


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Redevelopment of former sand and gravel (aggregate) and rock quarries can be challenging, often requiring developers, quarry operators, planners, and engineers to work in tandem. As urban and suburban developments encroach into rural and agricultural areas, redevelopment of former quarries is becoming increasingly attractive. Driven by the price of land, former quarries can be much less costly than non-quarried sites; however, a significant amount of engineering evaluation and potentially costly remedial mitigation is typically needed to successfully redevelop these sites and manage construction development risks.

Subject Headings: Construction sites | Construction costs | Site investigation | Sandy soils | Gravels | Aggregates | Rocks | Suburbs

 

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