American Society of Civil Engineers

Deep and Underground Excavations

(Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) No. 206)

by Fulvio Tonon, (editor), Xian Liu, (editor), and Wie Wu, (editor)
Geo-Institute (G-I)
Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 978-0-7844-1107-0 (print), 2010, viii, 374 pp., (doi:, 22 cm., Includes references and index.     (Barcode: DQA 1424538)

Conference information: GeoShanghai International Conference 2010; June 3-5, 2010, Shanghai, China

ASCE sponsor: Geo-Institute (G-I)

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Document type: Books - Conference Proceedings
Abstract: Proceedings of sessions of GeoShanghai 2010, held in Shanghai, China, June 3-5, 2010. Hosted by Tongji University, China; Shanghai Society of Civil Engineering, China; Chinese Institution of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, China. In cooperation with Alaska University Transportation Center, USA; Geo-Institute of ASCE, USA; Deep Foundation Institute, USA; East China Architectural Design and Research Institute Company, China; Georgia Institute of Technology, USA; Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan; Transportation Research Board, USA; University of Newcastle, Australia; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA; University of Kansas, USA; University of Tennessee, USA; Vienna University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Austria. This Geotechnical Special Publication contains 49 papers presenting the latest research into using the subsurface as a civil engineering dimension. The pressure exerted by increasing population, sensitivity toward the environment, and the ever-increasing cost of the land are a few of the reasons that underground excavations are necessary to society’s health and future. Excavations below the surface provide space for services, transportation of people and goods, water supply and disposal, sanitation, and storage. These papers offer global examples of practical applications of excavations, especially in China. These papers analyze deep excavations and retaining structures, tunnels and underground excavations, and new frontiers in urban geotechnology.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Deep foundations
Underground construction

Library of Congress Call Number:  TA730.G46 2010
Library of Congress Subject Headings: Excavation--Congresses.