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Reuse of foundations for urban sites: Proceedings of the International Conference

Reuse of foundations for urban sites: Proceedings of the International Conference

by A P Butcher, J J M Powell and H D Skinner (editors) (18-Oct-2006)

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Book Description

Redevelopment and regeneration of urban areas have left a legacy of old foundations, congested underground space and archaeological artefacts. This legacy compromises new developments and the project ’Reuse of Foundations for Urban Sites’ (RuFUS), partly funded by the EU, has developed and proved new processes to provide environmentally sustainable foundations for future developments.
This volume presents papers by the RuFUS project partners and authors from Europe and further afield. It provides valuable technical information and case studies on successful reuse of foundations, and extends the guidance presented in the RuFUS best practice handbook. The papers are presented under five themes: Decision making, Foundation assessment methods, Foundation performance, Who pays? Getting it right. 416pp.

The Proceedings of the conference held at BRE, 19-20 October 2006 and the associated Handbook are also available together as a package (see EP76).


Contents of the proceedings:
Preface

PART ONE: DECISION MAKING
Risks and opportunities
Risk assessment for increasing loads at Manchester Airport
Foundation reuse decision model
Strategy for the reuse of existing piles

PART TWO: FOUNDATION ASSESSMENT METHODS
Distributed optical fibre strain sensing
Durability of old timber piles
Pile geometry and geophysics
Structural integrity using optical fibre-based sensors
Using dam monitoring technology
NDT methods at BAM Germany
Non-destructive methods for precast concrete piles
Brillouin and fibre Bragg grating fibre-optics development

PART THREE: FOUNDATION PERFORMANCE
Grouted helical piers
Pile response to heave and construction loading
Pile-to-pile and pile-cap interaction
Load bearing behaviour of piles and changes with time
Small-scale testing of rehabilitated pile groups
Statnamic pile testing
Capacity changes of bored piles with time
Response of foundation piles using elasto-plastic analysis
Testing of a 50-year-old pile near St Pauls, London

PART FOUR: WHO PAYS?
Documentation of new foundations to enable reuse
Embodied energy of four retaining wall systems
The new Acropolis Museum of Athens
Archaeology and historic buildings as drivers for reuse
Pile reuse at The Collection, Lincoln

PART FIVE: GETTING IT RIGHT?
Redevelopment of 13 Fitzroy Street, London
Stonebridge Park: demolition case study
Ludgate West, City of London
Under-reamed piles in sandstone to assess potential reuse
South Gyle, Edinburgh
Reusing piled foundations
Car park in Coventry, UK
The Hessian parliament complex
Reuse of historical foundations

Author index; subject index


Other publications that may also be of interest
Geotechnics for building professionals
Reuse of foundations for urban sites: a best practice handbook
Foundations
Proceedings of the Second International British Geotechnical Association Conference on Foundations, ICOF 2008


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