Response of buildings to excavation-induced ground movements. Proceedings of the international conference held at Imperial College, London, UK on 17-18 July 2001 [book] (SP201)

Six technical reports and accompanying discussion sessions, plus 45 conference papers, together form an impressive body of knowledge on the effects of tunnelling on buildings in urban areas. The text is supported by more than 500 illustrations. This highly acclaimed conference brought togther experts on the subject from all parts of the world. The diversity of experience is reflected in the contributions, which range from basement excavation at the British Museum in London and compensation grouting at Antwerp Central Station to the monitoring of structures in Moscow and pipe-jacking below a railway in Hong Kong.

This volume of conference proceedings adds to and complements the seminal work on the subject, SP200 'Building response to tunnelling: case studies from construction of the Jubilee Line Extension, London'. It should be required reading for all tunnelling, structural and geotechnical engineers, as well as building professionals, surveyors and insurers working in areas likely to be affected by tunnelling activity.

Key words: ground engineering, in-situ testing and instrumentation, ground improvement, underground construction, soil-structure interaction, transport infrastructure.

ISBN: 978-0-86017-577-3

Author: F M Jardine (ed)

Number of pages: 646 (paperback)

Publisher: CIRIA

Date of Publication: May 2003