Settlement Of A Building After Cutting Off Pile Tips Due To Tunnelling

Forth, Richard A.
Organization: Deep Foundations Institute
Pages: 3
Publication Date: Jan 1, 2002
During the construction of the Island Line (ISL) in Hong Kong between 1982 and 1986 piled foundations of a building were encountered in a tunnel drive. As the tunnel alignment could not be changed work was temporarily suspended whilst grouting took place beneath the pile cap. The tips of the piles were then cut off. The normal precast concrete lining segments were replaced by the "stiffer" spheroidal graphite iron segments and tunnelling resumed. Settlement of the building was found to be under 10 mm due to the tunnel drive and no damage was reported to the building.
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