Density Studies of Cohesive Trench Backfills

by Van A. Silver, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; St. Louis Univ., St. Louis, MO,
Henry M. Reitz, (F.ASCE), Partner; Reitz & Jens, Consulting Engrs., St. Louis, MO,
Richard C. Huning, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Consultant; McDonnell Automation Co., St. Louis, MO; formerly, with Reitz & Jens,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1970, Vol. 96, Issue 2, Pg. 789-793

Document Type: Journal Paper


This note presents the results of a nation-wide survey regarding backfilling practices, a discussion of different design and construction philosophies, a study of existing ordinances and specifications, case histories, maintenance characteristics and tunneling procedures. The report of this study was issued by the St. Louis Section of ASCE in April 1968.

Subject Headings: Case studies | Trenches | Backfills | Surveys (non-geomatic) | Construction management | Existing buildings | Maintenance | Tunneling

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