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Design and Construction of Earth Retaining Systems

Design of Earth Retaining Systems

Design and Construction of Earth Retaining Systems

Edited by Richard J. Finno, Youssef Hashash, Carlton L. Ho, and Brian P. Sweeney

Geotechnical Special Publications (GSP) GSP 83

1998 / 184 pp.

Soft Cover - In Stock
$39.00 List / $29.25ASCE Member
Stock No. 40390 / ISBN: 9780784403907


Proceedings of sessions of Geo-Congress '98, held in Boston, Massachusetts, October 18-21, 1998. Sponsored by the Geo-Institute of ASCE.

This Geotechnical Special Publication contains 10 papers focusing on innovations in design and construction of earth-retaining systems, design criteria, specialty testing programs, and instrumentation monitoring. Most papers focus on the design and construction aspects of various segments of the Central Artery/Tunnel project in Boston, including:

  • proposed soil-cement mixing in the Fort Point Channel;
  • design of the jacked tunnels that run underneath railroad tracks leading to South Station;
  • instrumentation used on a project-wide basis with emphasis on the soil-mix and jacked tunnel sections;
  • base stability issues and effects of soil-cement treatment;
  • design and performance of a tied-back sheet pile wall in soft clay; and
  • a case study of a Casting Basin.
Other papers describe anchored, deep soil-mixed cutoff walls and design-build tied-back walls in Wisconsin; the use of soil nails in soft clay; deep excavations in Berlin, Germany; and precast, prestressed slurry walls.