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Trenchless and minimum excavation techniques: planning and selection (SP147)

All construction professionals concerned with public utility services, roadworks engineers and local authorities will find this technical guidance on trenchless and minimum excavation (TME) technology a great resource. Most urban areas in the UK were supplied with water, sewerage and gas services during the Victorian era, and many of these services now urgently require reinforcement and rehabilitation. Electricity and telecommunications networks also need reinforcement and modernisation to meet growing demand. With this potential increase in workload, alternative construction methods to trenching must be considered and adopted wherever economical and feasible to avoid huge and costly disruption in urban areas. This book describes the TME techniques available and provides guidance on the planning and investigation for their use.

Key words: project management, ground engineering, underground construction.

ISBN: 978-0-86017-483-7
Author: J F Grimes and P Martin
Number of pages: 48
Publisher: CIRIA
Date of Publication: January 1998