Development of new integrated tools for predicting, monitoring, and controlling ground movements due to excavations

Youssef M.A. Hashash, Richard J. Finno

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Abstract

This paper describes developments of integrated tools for predicting, monitoring, and controlling ground movements associated with excavations in urban areas. The paper describes developments in the following areas: (1) laser scanning and webcams for developing an accurate record of construction activities; (2) automated and remote instrumentations to measure movements; (3) intelligent, self-updating numerical models to compute anticipated ground movements, and to learn from field observations; and (4) integration of heterogeneous data using a geographic-information-system. These new technologies and improvements are illustrated using excavations in the Chicago area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-10
Number of pages7
JournalPractice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Excavation
  • Ground motion
  • Monitoring
  • Predictions
  • Urban areas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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