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Building damage and repair due to leakage in a deep excavation

Korff, M and Mair, RJ and van Tol, AF and Kaalberg, F (2011) Building damage and repair due to leakage in a deep excavation. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Forensic Engineering, 164. pp. 165-177. ISSN 2043-9903

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The north-south line in Amsterdam is being built underneath the historic centre of the city. Three deep stations are being constructed in deep excavations supported by diaphragm walls. During the excavation for Vijzelgracht station, leakage through the wall resulted in large settlements and damage to historic buildings, which threatened continuation of the project. The authors analysed the cause of the leakage and the damage to the buildings. With the application of robust preventative measures at two of the deep excavations it was possible to continue the project. This paper reports on the cause of the events, the damage to the buildings and the counter-measures taken. It includes lessons learned for the project and for the foundations industry.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div D > Geotechnical and Environmental
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:27
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2020 05:45
DOI: 10.1680/feng.2011.164.4.165