Special Geotechnical Testing: Central Artery/Tunnel Project in Boston, Massachusetts

by James K. Lambrechts, (M.ASCE), Vice Res.; Haley & Aldrich, Inc., Boston, MA,

American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
978-0-7844-0453-9 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0453-4 (ISBN-10), 1999, Soft Cover, Pg. vii, 184
22 cm
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GSP Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) 91
Conference information: Sessions of Geo-Congress '98 | Boston, Massachusetts, United States | October 18-21, 1998

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


The Central Artery/Tunnel Project (CA/T) in Boston, Massachusetts, is the largest urban highway construction project in the history of the interstate system. The magnitude and complexity of the project called for a number of special geotechnical field testing programs. This proceedings, Special Geotechnical Testing: Central Artery/Tunnel Project in Boston, Massachusetts, contains papers presented at the sessions of Geo-Congress '98 held in Boston, Massachusetts, October 18-21, 1998. These papers discuss various technical issues important to the design and construction of the CA/T Project. Some of these issues are evaluating test methods to determine shear strength, assessing the effectiveness of different grouting methods, developing design parameters for deep drilled shafts, and determining the capacity of anchored tension elements. Although these special test programs were for specific application on the CA/T Project, their results have much wider implications for many other situations.

Subject Headings: Project management | Geotechnical engineering | Tension members | Shear strength | Infrastructure construction | Field tests | Urban areas | Massachusetts | United States | Boston


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