American Society of Civil Engineers

Aggressive Alternative

by Rafael C. Castro, P.E., M.ASCE, (Vice President, Jacobs Associates, of San Francisco, Burlington, Massachusetts office.), Tennyson M. Muindi, P.E., M.ASCE, (Senior Engineering, Haley & Aldrich, Inc., of Boston, Massachusetts.), Geoffrey Hughes, (Principal Tunnel Engineer, Louis Berger Group, of East Orange, New Jersey, Providence, Rhode Island office.), and Philip H. Albert, P.E., M.ASCE, (Chief Sanitary Engineer, Narragansett Bay Commission of Providence.)

Civil Engineering—ASCE
, Vol. 77, No. 8, August 2007, pp. 60-65

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Document type: Feature Article
Abstract: Rather than use cut-and-cover techniques to install two consolidation conduits in an urban setting, a contractor developed a value engineering approach that relied on an extensive grouting effort to improve ground conditions before pipe jacking was used to complete the installation.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Rhode Island
Soil stabilization