Walled In (Available in Geoenvironmental Special Issue only)

by Arturo Ressi di Cervia, Pres.; ICOS Corp. of America, Englewood, NJ; also Dir., TREVIICOS Corp., Boston,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1999, Vol. 69, Issue 2, Pg. 2A-5A

Document Type: Feature article


Of the many challenging aspects of the $10.8 billion, 7.5 mi long Central Artery Project in Boston, the construction of soldier pile, tremie concrete (SPTC) walls under the existing elevated highway ranks high on the list. With little room to work beneath the existing freeway, crews are forced to use special equipment and construction techniques to install the permanent sidewalls before excavation of the new underground highway can begin.

Subject Headings: Infrastructure construction | Underground construction | Construction equipment | Concrete piles | Concrete construction | Existing buildings | Construction methods | Project management | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

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