American Society of Civil Engineers

7th FMGM 2007: Field Measurements in Geomechanics

(Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) No. 175)

by Jerry DiMaggio, P.E., (editor) and Peter Osborn, (editor)
Geo-Institute (G-I)
Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 978-0-7844-0940-4 / 0-7844-0940-4 (CD-Rom)/(DVD), 2007, 1322 pp., (doi:     (Barcode: 519487182)

Conference information: Seventh International Symposium on Field Measurements in Geomechanics; September 24-27, 2007, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

ASCE sponsor: Geo-Institute (G-I)

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Abstract: Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on Field Measurements in Geomechanics, held in Boston, Massachusetts, September 24-27, 2007. Sponsored by the Geo-Institute of ASCE. Measurements of field performance during and after construction of constructed facilities has taken on more importance as structures become more complex and sensitive to deformations, the costs of surprise performance grow rapidly, owners seek to more actively manage risks to their projects, and the public demands diminished impacts from construction activities. Major developments in measurement technologies are providing more ways to monitor performance with near real-time frequency for decreasing cost. This Geotechnical Special Publication contains 109 papers that cover a wide spectrum within three main themes: case studies demonstrating the role of field measurements in problem-solving, research, safety assessment and improving the design of civil engineering structures and works. State-of-the-art and future trends in measurement technologies, equipment, communications, data management and interpretation, and visions for future development. Business side of instrumentation demonstrating and quantifying the benefits of field measurements to project management teams, owners, engineers, contractors, regulators and insurers.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Construction management
Structural safety