- Jet grouting guideline: ASCE
Abstract: The material presented in this publication has been prepared in accordance with generally
recognized engineering principles and practices, and is for general information only. This
information should not be used without first securing competent advice with respect to its
suitability for any general or specific application.
The contents of this publication were developed under the auspices of the Grouting Committee
of the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) which represented input
from all sectors of the industry, including owners, engineers and specialty contractors. However,
the contents were not developed using the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
consensus process through the ASCE Codes and Standards rules, and therefore should not be
construed to be a Standard of ASCE.
No reference made in this publication to any specific method, product, process, or service
constitutes or implies an endorsement, recommendation, or warranty thereof by ASCE.
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the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or utility of any information, apparatus, product, or
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- Innovative ground treatment solution for rail bridge renewal
Abstract: The first application of jet grouting for an Australian transportation authority was recently carried out in New South Wales. This paper describes the design and installation of a jet grouted deep foundation system to support a rail bridge on the Main North line, just north of Lisarow, NSW as part of a bridge renewal. The adopted method of jet grouting is a replacement/mixing technology that uses a high pressure jet to erode and hydraulically excavate soils, to form a grouted soil mass.
The project was completed on schedule during limited track possession time, under low headroom conditions. The specification requirements, design, installation, monitoring and post-construction performance of the successful footing system are outlined in this paper.
- Case history of jet grouting in British Columbia. Underpinning of CN rail tunnel in North Vancouver
Abstract: A new re-development on North Vancouver’s
waterfront east of Lonsdale is
under construction. The development
includes the construction of up to 1,100
residential units in low rise to high rise
buildings as well as a hotel and other
commercial space. The subject site, a
historic ship building facility is being
developed by Pinnacle International of
One of the lots, Parcel5, is located on
the Southeast corner of the intersection
of Lonsdale and Esplanade. This lot presented challenging
shoring problems due to the proximity
of Parcel 5 to an existing rail tunnel,
which has a history of previous
movements and repair.
- Underpinning solutions of historical constructions
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to present the main design and construction criteria considered
on some underpinning solutions performed by Tecnasol FGE. After a brief description of
micropiling and jet grouting underpinning techniques, some practical case histories where these
techniques were adopted are presented. Finally the main advantages and limitations of the presented
techniques are pointed out.
- Experiences of ground improvement for urban tunnels in difficult conditions
Abstract: A brief overview of jet grouting in Brazil is followed by “why and when” basics in relation to ground
improvement for safe tunnel excavating. A number of case histories are reported - mostly NATM tunnels
involving what were seen as difficult, new, or unusual situations. Our report is based on our own ground
improvement experience - over a million meters for 56 tunnels and 26 years of specialized geotechnical work in
Brazil, Portugal, Madeira, and Venezuela.