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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; 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.