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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-319
... ABSTRACT: The construction of a bridge crossing over the Mekong River within the delta region has presented a major challenge to designers and contractors. This paper deals with the embankment design works undertaken which were based on best available investigation technology, incorporated...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-334
... major projects. Under this policy, the contractor and the county equally share any construction cost savings realized through an alternative approach proposed by the contractor. In anticipation of the contractor proposing such a value-engineered approach, Envirotech Southwest (ESW) was retained by PCDOT...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-434
... and construction; time constraints; and costs. The final decision will not normally be straightforward as it will be based on a number of these and other inter-related factors and will often have considerable cost implications and degree of success in terms of obtaining a practical and meaningful result...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-344
...COMPARISONS BETWEEN DIFFERENT TEST METHODS FOR SOIL STABILISATION Per Lindh1, Torleif Dahlin1 and Mats Svensson1 ABSTRACT Soil stabilisation is a very useful technique for road construction. To utilise the full advantage of the technique the quality control must be adequate. In this study three...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-419
... sections, 8 km of mined tunnels and 70 km of earthwork sections. The construction commenced in 1987 and the freeway became fully operational in 1997. The route runs through the north portion of Western Foothills Area in Taiwan. Major rock formations along the route are composed of the Cholan formation...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-349
... of construction. Especially at sites with poor foundation conditions, the SRW systems offer significant technical and cost advantages over conventional concrete retaining walls. In addition, the mortarless construction and small size of segmental blocks allow more rapid construction. The economic benefit due...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-345
... ABSTRACT: A project was undertaken in Colombo for construction of a housing scheme comprising 340 units of twostorey apartment blocks. Subsurface investigations revealed the existence of substantial amounts of compressible material, which would not only have a large primary compression...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-543
... ABSTRACT: Construction experience of cast-in-situ diaphragm walls and foundation barrettes for the Thiam Ruam Mit Station, Chaloem Ratchamongkhon line of Metropolitan Rapid Transit Authority (MRTA) is briefly reported in this paper. The construction activities in the midst of heavily congested...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-533
... ABSTRACT: This paper briefly outlines geotechnical experiences from underground construction on rock mass classification, standard support patterns, deformation observations and rock bolt pullout load tests of Lam Ta Khong Pumped Storage project, Thailand. A case history on soft ground...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-325
... significant cost savings to projects can be derived. THE LIFE OF A PROJECT A project can typically have the following phases: - 1. Impact Assessment Study (IAS) 2. Planning 3. Preliminary design 4. Detailed design 5. Construction Variations to the above would include condensing the various stages...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-553
... projects in Taipei and Kaohsiung are at the planning or construction stage. DMT is currently involved in four large-scale projects, two of which are at the planning stage and two at the construction stage, and these will be described here with their special requirements, conditions and difficulties (see...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-490
..., however, even this is not achieved. This is the case for construction in the landslide area located in St. Moritz in the Swiss Alps. SITUATION AND GEOLOGY The Brattas-Fullun landslide is located on the northern slope above the village of St. Moritz. The landslide is composed of a 600 m wide clastic...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-559
... ABSTRACT: The use of numerical models requires determination of input parameters. Backanalysis of some test or trial construction observations must be performed. This process usually produces a non-unique set of parameters. The effect of parameter variation must also be examined. The focus...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-511
... of vertical and horizontal drains to accelerate subsoil consolidation. Our design method could be used in conjunction with the observational method using field measurements during construction of embankments. Design calculations were made by using the program FLAC, which is an explicit finite difference...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-544
... the analysis, design and construction practice of the barrettes used for the transmission line towers in Thailand. Adaptability of the barrettes under different site constraints like sensitive underground pipelines is also described. INTRODUCTION The 230kV-transmission line project presented in this paper...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-554
...CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM IN THE CENTRAL AREA OF BERLIN - GEOTECHNICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES Manfred Kuehne1, Herbert Klapperich2, Rainer Scherbeck1 ABSTRACT The design and construction of a new public transportation system in combination with extensive federal and public...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-593
...AIRPORT CENTRAL DRAINED BASEMENT Terence J. Wiesner1 ABSTRACT A case study is presented of the geotechnical design, construction and construction monitoring of the drained basement of the Airport Central Sheraton Hotel building at Mascot, Sydney. INTRODUCTION This paper provides brief details...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-535
... INTRODUCTION: Bucharest benefits of about 66 km metro network, which has been operating for 20 years. There are also extensions under construction, the first 4 km of a total of 11 km will be finished in 2000. Due to the lack of investment funds, about 7 km underground construction has been...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-608
...THE USE OF A GEOLOGICAL MODEL IN A CAVERN CONSTRUCTION IN LIMESTONE Per-Gunnar Alm1 and Leif Bjelm2 ABSTRACT Active design is an expression that has been used fore some years now. This paper will present a case study from an excavation of two cavern constructions (80m long x 16m wide x 12m high...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium, November 19–24, 2000
Paper Number: ISRM-IS-2000-578
... the face reaches the section and continues to displace as the face advances past the section until the excavated tunnel becomes stable. Then the displacements cease. For the safe construction of NATM, the most important procedure is to measure displacement at points, such as the crown and the spring line...

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