Design and planning of urban underground construction using pipe bursting techniques

Samuel T. Ariaratnam, Jason S. Lueke, Peter Strychowskyj

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Abstract

Rehabilitation of our aging underground infrastructure continues to be of great concern resulting in the examination of alternative techniques to address this issue. One such construction technique rapidly gaining acceptance by municipalities across North America is pipe bursting. In comparison to conventional open cut techniques of pipe replacement, pipe bursting has many advantages. Experience has shown that, in almost all circumstances, pipe bursting provides a less expensive alternative to traditional open cut replacement, while increasing overall productivity. This paper describes considerations in designing and planning of pipe bursting operations. Factors including construction methods, pipe materials, and project site characteristics are addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeotechnical Special Publication
PublisherASCE
Pages756-767
Number of pages12
Edition90
ISBN (Print)0784404348
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 3rd National Conference onGeo-Engineering for Underground Facilities - Urbana, IL, USA
Duration: Jul 13 1999Jul 17 1999

Publication series

NameGeotechnical Special Publication
Number90
ISSN (Print)0895-0563

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1999 3rd National Conference onGeo-Engineering for Underground Facilities
CityUrbana, IL, USA
Period7/13/997/17/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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    Ariaratnam, S. T., Lueke, J. S., & Strychowskyj, P. (1999). Design and planning of urban underground construction using pipe bursting techniques. In Geotechnical Special Publication (90 ed., pp. 756-767). (Geotechnical Special Publication; No. 90). ASCE.