Underpinning Of A 16th Century Cistercian Abbey Foundation

Bustamante, Michel
Organization: Deep Foundations Institute
Pages: 5
Publication Date: Jan 1, 2002
The original Cistercian Lure abbey situated in eastern France and built in the second half of the 16th century, has become nowadays an administrative building. Because it has been founded on poor ground conditions and inadequate foundation scheme, the abbey has suffered severe structural distortion. In 1992 an inspection revealed new extensive damages which led to a general refection together with a foundation underpinning. Micropiling was the selected method. Movements recorded over a period of 6 years after underpinning completion are presented.
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