Sustainability in trenchless construction

Samuel Ariaratnam, D. H. Koo, S. Sihabuddin

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Abstract

Increased urbanization has resulted in a need for the installation of an expanded underground network of infrastructure that includes water, wastewater, electrical, cable, telecommunication, and oil & gas pipelines. Today, engineers are faced with engaging the construction option that not only provides the best cost advantage, but also considers environmental sensitivities to create the most sustainable solution. Reduction of pollutants such as carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxide (NOX), total organic compounds (TOC), and sulfur oxide (SOX) have been identified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) as critical in sustainable development. This paper discusses the inherent environmental benefits of employing trenchless construction methods through a description of a methodology for applying trenchless technologies for urban renewal given a choice of alternatives. Sustainability factors are identified and classified as model inputs. An application using a watermain replacement case study is presented to demonstrate the importance of sustainability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Society for Trenchless Technology - 26th No-Dig International Conference and Exhibition 2008, No-Dig 2008 MOSCOW
Pages144-150
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2008
Event26th No-Dig International Conference and Exhibition 2008, No-Dig 2008 MOSCOW - Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: Jun 3 2008Jun 6 2008

Publication series

NameInternational Society for Trenchless Technology - 26th No-Dig International Conference and Exhibition 2008, No-Dig 2008 MOSCOW

Other

Other26th No-Dig International Conference and Exhibition 2008, No-Dig 2008 MOSCOW
CountryRussian Federation
CityMoscow
Period6/3/086/6/08

Keywords

  • Emissions
  • Infrastructure
  • Sustainability
  • Trenchless construction.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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