Effects of Construction on Structures

by Donald O. Dusenberry,
John R. Davie,

American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
978-0-7844-0391-4 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0391-0 (ISBN-10), 1998, Soft Cover, Pg. vii, 117
22 cm
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GSP Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) 84
Conference information: Sessions of ASCE Annual Convention | Boston, Massachusetts, United States | October 18-21, 1998

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


This proceedings, Effects of Construction on Structures, consists of papers presented at two sessions of Geo-Congress '98 sponsored by the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers and held at the ASCE 1998 Annual Convention in Boston, Massachusetts, October 18-21, 1998. Whenever a new construction project begins near existing structures, there should be concern for the well-being of those nearby structures and their occupants. Over the long term, construction activities can induce structural settlement and distress, and damage to services, in existing structures. Construction-term disruptions due to noise, vibration, dust and diminished access can cause special short-term irritations to occupants of nearby buildings. Often, those affected occupants and structure owners have no vested interest in the new construction. This publication is intended to provide guidance on technical issues regarding the impact of construction on nearby structures to aid designers and builders engaged in projects located in developed areas.

Subject Headings: Construction management | Project management | Existing buildings | Geotechnical engineering | Professional societies | Structural settlement | Noise pollution | Vibration


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