Planning methodology for small diameter pipelines in an urban environment

Neil J A Woodroffe, Samuel Ariaratnam

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Abstract

Buried municipal infrastructure is rapidly expanding due to increased urbanization. Subsequently, engineers and contractors are faced with having to designate the most effective method of installing new buried infrastructure while being mindful of cost considerations. In order to determine the most feasible underground construction method, various risks and cost factors must be assessed and analyzed. A comprehensive survey was conducted at Arizona State University to solicit input from twenty-eight contractors in various geographical regions throughout the United States and Canada. The intent was to determine specific risk factors and their inherent impacts, as well as to quantify cost comparison between Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) and traditional open cut construction methods. This paper identifies and describes risks and cost factors that were subsequently used to create a planning tool for small diameter pipelines in an urban environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPipelines 2007
Subtitle of host publicationAdvances and Experiences with Trenchless Pipeline Projects - Proceedings of the ASCE International Conference on Pipeline Engineering and Construction
Number of pages1
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 27 2007
EventPipelines 2007: Advances and Experiences with Trenchless Pipeline Projects - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Jul 8 2007Jul 11 2007

Publication series

NamePipelines 2007: Advances and Experiences with Trenchless Pipeline Projects - Proceedings of the ASCE International Conference on Pipeline Engineering and Construction

Other

OtherPipelines 2007: Advances and Experiences with Trenchless Pipeline Projects
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period7/8/077/11/07

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys

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Woodroffe, N. J. A., & Ariaratnam, S. (2007). Planning methodology for small diameter pipelines in an urban environment. In Pipelines 2007: Advances and Experiences with Trenchless Pipeline Projects - Proceedings of the ASCE International Conference on Pipeline Engineering and Construction (Pipelines 2007: Advances and Experiences with Trenchless Pipeline Projects - Proceedings of the ASCE International Conference on Pipeline Engineering and Construction). https://doi.org/10.1061/40934(252)41