Intelligent Geo-Construction Drilling Equipment: Delivering More Than Meets the Eye
The complexity, risk, and demands of engineered geo-structural projects have increased, seemingly exponentially, through the years. Physical and capital resources to deliver such projects, however, have...

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....

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...

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...

Microtunneling Equipment
A discussion of microtunneling equipment in the context of the design aspects of a microtunneling project is applicable only to the extent that the engineer must set forth in the contract...

The Future of Underground Construction Monitoring
In the past 15 years, the tools and techniques used to monitor the performance of existing ground and surrounding structures during construction have improved significantly. Practice is...

Improving Construction Quality by Seeing What's Hidden Underground
One of the challenges of deep foundation projects is the inability to see what's being built at depth. Construction is hidden below ground, in soil or rock conditions that...

Dynamic Analysis of Equipment Structure Systems

Equipment
This chapter examines the types and sizes of equipment required to drill grout holes, proportion and mix grout materials, and deliver and inject grout into the holes in an underground...

Recent Advances in Foundation Equipment

Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) Operation in Wastewater Treatment Plants
Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) Operation Wastewater Treatment Plants instructs readers in the theory, equipment, and practical techniques needed to optimize BNR in varied environments,...

The Road from Kabul to Kandahār
To have any hope of successfully rebuilding its ware-ravaged economy, Afghanistan will need a reliable transportation infrastructure. Reconstruction this heavily mined highway under a...

Assembly and Erection
This chapter is intended to provide recommendations on transporting, handling, assembling, and erecting fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) poles. An important consideration is that FRP poles...

Lifting Collars and Lifting Equipment
The terms lifting collars and shear heads are used interchangeably in the industry. In this book the term lifting collar is used since it is a unique term applicable to lift-slab construction...

Support Equipment
This chapter provides an overview of water and wastewater support equipment. Checklists are included....

Past and Future of Construction Equipment—Part IV
The development of construction equipment has followed the major changes in global transportation. In 1420, Giovanni Fontana was dreaming of and diagramming dredging machines. Development...

Construction Factors and Monitoring Methods Relating to the Performance of Ventura Breakwater Core Loc Repair
In 1999 the Los Angeles District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) repaired the north Ventura breakwater head. The head was rebuilt using 2-ton underlayer stone armored with...

Liner Lessons
The County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County comprise 25 independent special districts that cover a service area of approximately 770 sq mi (1,990 km²). Since the early 1990s...

Tunneling with Care
The Mission Valley Light Rail East extension was to run just north of San Diego State University (SDSU), and was to be constructed using a tunnel-boring machine (TBM). But the Metropolitan...

Megaproject Management
By the dredging and landfill project manager for the Port of Los Angeles and Alan E. Alcorn, P.E., an associate vice president of Moffat and Nichol Engineers in Los Angeles. The Pier 400...

 

 

 

 

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