Tim Chapman's stories
Ground movement The latest in our occasional series on geotechnics1 looks at how ground movements can affect new buildingSubscription
Ground movements can arise from two major sources: movements due to ground instability, caused, for example, by slope instability, geological voids, or subsidence due to the collapse of old mineworks; and movements due to a changing stress-state, leading to volume changes within the soil. Dewatering, tree problems or loading of foundations can change stress- states.
Water in the groundSubscription
In the latest article on geotechnics for architects1, we look at the design issues caused by groundwater
In the first of an occasional series on sites and foundations, Arup Geotechnics explains site investigation and its procurement Beneath the sodSubscription
Approximately half of project delays were found to be caused by unforeseen ground conditions, following analyses of projects by organisations such as the National Economic Development Office, the Public Accounts Committee and the Transport and Road Research Laboratory. Considering that approximately half of these projects were delayed by more than a month, this suggests 25 per cent of construction projects are significantly delayed by unforeseen ground conditions. Yet for building projects, ...