Karst and Cavernous Rocks in Engineering and Construction
Author: Tony Waltham
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
"Sinkholes and Subsidence" provides a twenty-first century account of how the various subsidence features in carbonate and evaporite rocks cause problems in development and construction in our living environment. The authors explain the processes by which different types of sinkholes develop and mature in karst terrains. They consider the various methods used in site investigations, both direct and indirect, to locate the features associated with these hazards and risks, highlighting the value of hazard mapping. Various ground improvement techniques and the special types of foundation structures which deal with these problems are covered in the second half of the text. This book is supplemented with a wealth of actual case studies and solutions, written by invited experts.
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Proceedings of the Dr. Joseph F. Poland Symposium on Land Subsidence
Author: Joseph Fairfield Poland
Publisher: Star Publishing Company (Belmont, CA)
LAND SUBSIDENCE: CASE STUDIES AND CURRENT RESEARCH edited by James W. Borchers. Land Subsidence is a worldwide problem. Under the auspices of the Association of Engineering Geologists, carefully selected experts contributed papers to this comprehensive compendium The contributors, from the United State & 10 other countries include practitioners, researchers, planners & attorneys -- experts that you can depend upon. Current & historically significant research: Innovative theory & monitoring equipment. Case histories describing site exploration & evaluation. Predictive modeling. Damage to infrastructure. Engineering of remedial construction. Topics include: Migration or removal of subsurface fluid such as brine, salt water, hydrocarbons. Hydrocompaction of moisture deficient sediments: debris flow deposits, artificial fill. Oxidation of peat deposits. Collapse of underground ad solution mine voids. Tunneling. Karst terrain. Going beyond engineering geology & hydrology, this timely resource includes insight into political & legal issues. Offers an understanding of the public policy decision making processes related to land subsidence. Property rights & land use. Regulatory issues. Topics critical to consulting engineers, planners, developers, attorneys & geologists. Hardcover. 8 1/2 by 11 inches. Extensive illustrations! 576 pages. ISBN: 0-89863 197-1 Star Publishing Company P.O. Box 68, Belmont, CA 94002 Phone (650) 591-3505; fax (650) 591-3898; email [email protected]