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Pipejacking & Microtunnelling - James Thomson

Pipejacking & Microtunnelling

Paperback Published: 1st January 1993
ISBN: 9780751401028
Number Of Pages: 273

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The installation of new pipelines and sewers and the replacement and renovation of these structures without extensive surface excavation has been one of the major advances in engineering over the last ten years. Sophisticated items of machinery and instrumentation have been developed, and have been tried and tested in the most diverse and difficult ground conditions with tremendous success. Pipejacking and microtunnelling techniques offer considerable savings over conventional trenching methods and this, combined with the greatly reduced surface disturbance, is leading to an acceleration in the use of trenchless technology. This book provides a comprehensive and expert insight into the techniques of pipejacking and microtunnelling - the cornerstones of trenchless technology. It is written by a pioneer in the field who is internationally respected for his work in developing this highly practical and cost-effective engineering method. This book should be of interest to practitioners and professionals in civil and geotechnical engineering.

Development of trenchless technologyp. 1
Pipejacking and microtunnelling methodsp. 15
Equipment: shields and tunnel boring machinesp. 35
Pipejacking: line, drive pit, top sidep. 62
Equipment: microtunnellingp. 77
Design conceptsp. 102
Subsurface and site investigationp. 111
Design: permanent worksp. 123
Design: choice of methodp. 156
Temporary work design: the linep. 178
Drive and reception pitsp. 202
Design: contract documentsp. 216
Site control and supervisionp. 228
Economic considerationsp. 238
Referencesp. 260
Glossaryp. 265
Indexp. 270
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ISBN: 9780751401028
ISBN-10: 0751401021
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 273
Published: 1st January 1993
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.94 x 16.94  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 0.75
Edition Number: 1