The Challenges Of Construction In Karstic Limestone: Three Major Case Histories

Bruce, Donald A.
Organization: Deep Foundations Institute
Pages: 6
Publication Date: Jan 1, 2002
The construction of major structures in karstic limestone terrains poses difficult problems to designer and contractor alike. This reflects the inherent variability of such conditions, and also the significant impacts caused by the construction processes themselves. Three case histories are provided of recent projects in the United States: the sealing of a major inflow into a quarry, the improvement of a highly loaded bridge pier foundation, and the installation of high capacity micropiles. Emphasis is placed on problem assessment and execution verification.
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