Tunneling & Underground Construction Set
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Because concrete significantly impacts both the durability and cost of a project, owners, designers, and contractors are constantly challenged with designing and placing the concrete to meet their quality standards in the most cost-effective way. Concrete for Underground Structures: Guidelines for Design and Construction can make that task a lot easier. This book is a one-source guide to help you quickly find the answers you need. The first resource of its kind, this practical nuts-and-bolts handbook provides an industry voice as well as recommendations for areas of concrete application. You'll get valuable insights into current best practices for all aspects of the design and construction of underground structural concrete. Internationally respected authors examine three key applications: cast-in-place concrete, precast concrete segmental linings, and shotcrete. Each chapter addresses the differences between aboveground and underground use. The various types of concrete admixtures are also discussed, and sample specifications for each are included.
Grouting reduces leakage through rock for dam foundations and underground works. It also strengthens soils to provide a stable foundation to support the weight of surface structures, such as buildings, bridges, and storage tanks. In addition, it is frequently used to repair deteriorated concrete and to produce concrete underwater. Grouting Equipment Manual: Selection,Operation, Maintenance, and Repair introduces various types of equipment employed in pressure grouting applications performed in geotechnical works and examines the operating principles and maintenance issues relative to each equipment type. The term pressure grouting encompasses a wide variety of applications and operations, including dam foundation grouting, soil stabilization and permeation, consolidation and compaction grouting (except low-mobility), water cutoff and structural stabilization in rock tunnels, deep foundations via drilled piers, underwater concrete, structural concrete repairs, raising of settled slabs and structures, rock and soil anchors, and machine foundations and bases. The applications for pressure grouting operations are almost limitless, as the equipment can be employed anywhere fluid grout can be used. Topics covered include mixers, agitators, pumps, delivery systems and accessories, but not electronic monitoring and other ancillary equipment.
Design-Build construction has become so widely accepted that owners and their advisors must seriously consider this approach when making decisions about project delivery. With its opportunities for cost containment and substantial risk transfer, Design-Build is increasingly becoming the delivery method of choice for owners with challenging funding limitations. But deciding to use the Design-Build system for underground projects is one thing; successfully implementing it is quite another. Design-Build Subsurface Projects can help bridge that gap. This cutting-edge book provides a straightforward, comprehensive look at how to make Design-Build work on complicated projects involving tunnels, highways, dams, and deep foundations. The authors are a "who's who" of subsurface construction experts, many of whom are key players in the most high-profile and challenging projects in the world. Drawing upon their wealth of practical experience, they spell out a list of common sense best practices that can be used by today's project owners and designers.
Be advised: these authors don't shy away from the many thorny issues of Design-Build. Nor are they unabashed cheerleaders. They dispassionately explore both the advantages and disadvantages of this system, which must be carefully weighed and evaluated so planners can decide what is best for their projects based on all the important variables, including third-party impacts and environmental/community concerns. You'll find extensive information about procurement, as well as risk allocation issues, which are significantly diff disadvantages of this system, which must be carefully weighed and evaluated so planners can decide what is best for their projects based on all the important variables, including third-party impacts and environmental/community concerns. You'll find extensive information about procurement, as well as risk allocation issues, which are significantly different from the Design-Bid-Build approach. Team structure, agreements, design development, subsurface exploration, geotechnical reports, construction phase issues, and insurance are also examined in great detail.