Earthworks in Europe / edited by T.A. Radford.

International Seminar on Earthworks in Europe (2nd : 2009 : London, England) [Browse]
London : Geological Society, 2012.
1 online resource (185 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color).


Summary note
This volume provides an overview of developments in the design and construction of earthworks, in particular those associated with transport infrastructure. It includes case studies from across Europe, which summarize current design standards and national codes of practice. Geotechnical risk and performance are addressed with discussions on the long-term stability of cuttings and embankments, the causes of slope failure, and a variety of stabilization techniques including the introduction of drainage measures and electrokinetic geosynthetics. There is guidance on the specification for material testing, the practice of soil improvement, ground treatment, the reuse of materials and the use of engineered fill. Finally consideration is given to asset management and geotechnical data management, the effects of climate change and environmental impact so that performance-based design can be combined with carbon footprint and cost analysis.
"2nd International Seminar on Earthworks in Europe that took place in London in 2009"--P. [1].
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Source of description
Description based on online resource; title from PDF t.p. (Lyell Collection, Geological Society of London, viewed Oct. 22, 2012).
  • An introduction to earthworks in Europe
  • Revision of BS 6031: Code of practice for earthworks
  • Stability of earthworks to Eurocode 7
  • Geotechnical risk and performance: with a focus on earthworks compaction and data management
  • Geotechnical asset management for the UK Highways Agency --The identification and management of cuttings at risk from deep-seated, delayed failure on the Highways Agency network
  • Spanish technical regulation for road construction
  • Czech standards and specification for earthworks
  • The work of ISSMGE TC3 (Geotechnics of pavements) and how it links to earthworks
  • Optimum use of material: selection of limits for suitable earthworks fill: Irish experience
  • Overconsolidated clays and flysch for embankments in Slovenia
  • Use of tyre bales as lightweight fill for the A421 improvements scheme near Bedford, UK
  • Use of industrial by-products in earthworks in the Czech Republic
  • The use of deep counterfort drains as an effective method of stabilizing cuttings constructed in overconsolidated clays - Stabilization of a railway embankment using electrokinetic geosynthetics
  • The use of soil moisture deficit as a trigger mechanism for targeted monitoring of earthworks slopes
  • Investigating the impacts of climate change on slopes: field measurements
  • Measuring and mitigating the environmental impact of earthworks and other geotechnical processes
  • Earthworks emissions in construction of a highway.
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