New Orleans under Reconstruction: The Crisis of Planning, By Carol McMichael Reese, Michael Sorkin, and Anthony Fontenot. Brooklyn, New York: Verso, 2014

Scope
This standard guideline covers planning, design, pipe materials, and construction of microtunneling. The term microtunneling is defined as a trenchless construction method for installing...

Initial Criteria
Microtunneling is appropriate for a wide range of conditions. Careful evaluation of certain parameters will determine the applicability and constructability of a potential microtunneling...

Cost Considerations
Cost is an important consideration when comparing microtunneling with other construction methods. Direct costs should not be the only consideration. Microtunneling has other benefits that...

Detailed Site Investigations
This section addresses site investigation issues that are important for detailed design and construction of microtunneling projects. These site investigations include the following: Geotechnical...

Microtunneling Operation
The shaft should provide safe working conditions and fully support the ground. Jacking and receiving shaft support system and sizes are typically determined by the contractor. See Chapter...

Machine Performance
Annular Thickness, Annulus, and Annular Space; Overcut; Slurry or Auger System; Cutter Wheel Design and Select; Slurry Separation Plant; Buried Objects and Obstruction; Steering....

Submittals
The contractor should submit the items listed in the specifications for review and acceptance by the engineer. The submittals are generally divided into preconstruction and postconstruction...

Shafts/Temporary Structures
Shafts should be of a size to accommodate the equipment and pipe selected and to allow for safe working practices. If the shaft must accommodate the permanent works, it is the contractor's...

Construction Support Services
A preconstruction survey of existing structures within the anticipated construction zone of influence should be conducted before any construction begins. A plan for structures that need...

Regulations
The contractor should meet federal, state, and local regulations. The contractor is responsible for jobsite safety....

Instrumentation and Monitoring
A detailed plan for monitoring possible ground surface movements caused by the microtunneling operations should be prepared. The plan is typically prepared by the engineer in consultation...

Restoration and Cleanup
The contractor should be responsible for site restoration and keeping the construction site clean, neat, and orderly at all times....

Measurement and Payment
The owner shall establish a bid schedule to obtain pricing for all work associated with the microtunneling installation. This bid schedule provides the bidders the opportunity to establish...

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Geo-Congress 2014
Technical Papers and Keynote Lectures
Proceedings of the 2014 Geo-Congress, held in Atlanta, Georgia, February 23-26, 2014. Sponsored by the Geo-Institute of ASCE. GSP 234, Geo-Congress...

 

 

 

 

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