Construction impact - prediction and assessment of damage from ground movements (P3155)

Ground movements caused by construction activities such as basement excavation or tunnelling have the potential to cause damage to neighbouring structures or services. This guidance will identify the principal sources of ground movements and the methods for their prediction using empirical and analytical methods. It will provide information on commonly adopted control measures to control ground movements from initial design through to construction including temporary works. It also aims to provide guidance on permissible movement for different structure types dependent on their condition and structural characteristics and how this might be achieved by monitoring. For example new structures such as framed buildings founded on deep foundations with cladding respond differently to masonry structures and a serviceability failure is defined differently.

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Further information
To find out more contact Kieran Tully at CIRIA.