Large scale geotechnical earthworks projects, specifically those related to earth dams, dikes, and levees, often require construction of deep vertical seepage barriers.
The demands on these projects of contract compliance, resource scheduling, quality control, and budget management require structured and efficient management of the large associated data sets. Ineffective data management can contribute to the complexity, duration and budget of the project. This paper discusses an application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to capture information from multiple data streams and provide geotechnical feedback, quality control, and project control feedback. This technology was used to provide information to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) as part of the high-profile rehabilitation of the 232-kilometer long Herbert Hoover Dike (HHD) around Lake Okeechobee in South Florida. The implication of this technology to other earthwork projects is demonstrated.
Read More: http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/41165(397)298
- Geosyntec Authors: Jamey Rosen, Robert Bachus, Dan Schauer
- All Authors: Rosen, J., R.C. Bachus, D. Schauer, and A. Berrios
- Title: GIS for Geotechnical Decision Making: Visualization of Cut-Off Wall Construction Data
- Event or Publication: Proceedings of Geo-Frontiers 2011: Advances in Geotechnical Engineering
- Practice Areas: Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
- Date: 2011
- Location: Dallas, Texas