American Society of Civil Engineers


Successes and Failures of Instrumentation Programs in Major Construction Projects in Singapore


by C. F. Leung, (Professor, Centre for Soft Ground Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117576, E-mail: cvelcf@nus.edu.sg) and S. A. Tan, (Associate Professor, Centre for Soft Ground Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117576, E-mail: cvetansa@nus.edu.sg)

pp. 1-29, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/40940(307)2)

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: 7th FMGM 2007: Field Measurements in Geomechanics
Abstract: This paper examines the roles of instrumentation in selected major construction projects in Singapore. In many projects, instruments had been planned properly and their interpretations enable engineers to identify problems before they occurred and to apply appropriate remedial measures. In a small number of projects, instruments had been misused and/or instrument data had been misinterpreted leading to incorrect judgments/decisions made. This paper aims to identify the causes of problems and the lessons learnt from these problematic cases.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Construction industry
Construction management
Failures
Instrumentation
Singapore