Excavation and Support for the Urban Infrastructure

by T. D. O'Rourke, (M.ASCE), Prof.; Cornell Univ., 265 Hollister Hall, Ithaca, NY,
A. G. Hobelman, (M.ASCE), Vice Pres.; George Human Constr. Co., 7500 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-906-6 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-906-6 (ISBN-10), 1992, Soft Cover, Pg. 272

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GSP Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) 33
Conference information: Papers Prepared for Sessions of ASCE International Convention and Exposition | New York, New York, United States | September 14-15, 1992

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


This proceedings, Excavation and Support for the Urban Infrastructure, contains papers which focus on various aspects of excavations and ground support technologies for renewal of the urban and suburban environments. There are three major subject areas covered by this work: 1) Environmental, legal, and contractual issues, 2) case histories, and 3) design and construction considerations. Treatment of environmental, legal, and contractual aspects provides an overview of cross-cutting issues which set the parameters, constraints, and special features of infrastructure projects. The case histories present unique or unusual solutions to the support and maintenance of adjacent structures, and also summarize the effects of excavation on adjacent facilities. Papers pertaining to design and construction considerations focus on cut-and-cover excavation systems, tunneling, urban blasting, and grouting technologies.

Subject Headings: Excavation | Urban areas | Infrastructure | Case studies | Legal affairs | Infrastructure construction | Suburbs | Parameters (statistics)


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