Environmental Monitoring and Observations Before and During Excavation of a Landfill in Owatonna, Minnesota
A Minnesota landfill inactive since 1962 was excavated in 1985 to prepare the site for construction of a new waste water treatment plant. The excavation refuse was disposed of in nearby...

Foundations and Excavations in Decomposed Rock of the Piedmont Province
The five papers in this volume deal with foundations and excavations in the Piedmont Province of the USA. This is a region underlain by very old metamorphic rocks that are overlain by...

Alternatives to Soil Excavation for Source Area Cleanup

Excavation in Hard Clays of the Keuper Formation
For the construction of a lock on the Main-Danube-Canal in South Germany a 30 m deep cut had to be excavated in the overconsolidated clays and claystones of the Keuper formation. The strength...

Modeling for Finite-Element Soil-Structure Interaction Analysis
The modeling for finite-element soil-structure interaction analysis for embedded structures is evaluated in an attempt to resolve the issue related to the elevation at which design ground...

Production Analysis of the Cat 245 Hydraulic Hoe
The productivity of two Caterpillar model 245 hydraulic backhoe excavators was analyzed during their use on a highway construction project in September 1983. The hoes were working in a...

A Mesh Generator for the Modeling of Rock Discontinuities
The need to characterize a rock mass by collecting field data is receiving more and more emphasis as larger, more ambitious underground structures are being built. Yet there is a need...

SIMSUPER5: Tunneling Construction Simulation
This paper presents SIMSUPER5 (SIMulation SUPERvisor version 5) a computer program developed to simulate the tunnel construction process under conditions of uncertainty. The program determines...

Earthmoving and Heavy Equipment
These proceedings are comprised of technical papers, reports, remarks, and discussions presented at the Specialty Conference on Earthmoving and Heavy Equipment in Tempe, Arizona, on February...

Session 4—Excavation Equipment (Session Summary)

Geology of the Strontia Springs Arch Dam
Precambrian metamorphic gneisses comprised the foundation rock at Strontia Springs Damsite. Geologic exploration at the axis selected for the arch dam revealed a large shear zone which...

Bentonitic Slurry in Constructing Drilled Piers
Bentonitic slurry is employed extensively in the construction of drilled shafts. While serious problems can occur, evidence is presented to show that the proper use of slurry will lead...

Probability of Stability Design of Open Pit Slopes
Uncertainty and risk have always been associated with mining. This is evidenced in the common mining terminology of proven ore, probable ore, and possible ore. From a geotechnical standpoint,...

Soil Nailing Supports Excavation
Excavation for the PPG Headquarters complex in Pittsburgh, Pa. was critical because the site is adjacent to three historically important buildings. Soil nailing, a method of in situ earth...

Unique Installation Methods for Large Interceptor in Poor Soil Conditions
The construction of approximately 1. 5 miles of a major sewer interceptor in downtown Boston encountered some unique construction challenges. The entire route required dewatering during...

Flint Tunnel—A Project of Change and Challenge
The talk will deal with construction of a 12' diameter (8. 5' finished) tunnel in the City of Flint, Michigan. This 5-mile long sewer tunnel was constructed through...

Construction of Mt. Baker Ridge Tunnel
Mt. Baker Ridge Tunnel is a large diameter soft ground highway tunnel constructed through sensitive over-consolidated silts and clays. Its large diameter necessitates the construction...

Determining Rockbolt Requirement from Keyblock Simulation

State of the Art: Rock Tunneling
In the past twenty years, improvements have been made in the quality of geotechnical information on tunnel projects. Even with good exploratory information, it remains difficult to predict...

The Bad Creek Underground Exploritory Program

 

 

 

 

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