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Groundwater Lowering in Construction: A Practical Guide to Dewatering

Author/EditorCashman, Pat M. (Author)
Preene, Martin (Author)
ISBN: 9780367504755
Pub Date15/03/2022
BindingPaperback
Pages918
Edition3rd Ed
Dimensions (mm)254(h) * 178(w)
This covers the design, construction and environmental management of groundwater control and dewatering works for construction projects, for practising engineers, geologists and hydrogeologists, and Masters level students. With new chapters on monitoring, maintenance and decommissioning of dewatering systems, and case studies.
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Praise for the Second Edition:

"This is the book that the dewatering sector really needs - it is reliably based on sound theory and profound understanding of the physical processes, yet is presented in a very accessible and user-friendly manner. It draws on many, many decades of experience, and yet is utterly up to date. . . . It is a one-stop shop for the dewatering practitioner - who can nonetheless rest assured that the theoretical basis of the methods presented is flawless."
- Professor Paul L. Younger, FGS, FICE, C.Geol., C.Eng., FREng, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK

"The best reference on this topic available . . . and will prove useful to a wide variety of readers ranging from junior construction engineers or dewatering contractors to theoretical hydrogeologists and environmental managers. It is rare that a book is able to bridge the gap between theoretical design guidance and practical application."

- S.N. Sterling, University of Waterloo, Canada

The extensively updated Groundwater Lowering in Construction: A Practical Guide to Dewatering, 3rd Edition offers practical advice on all phases of groundwater control systems, from planning and design, through installation and maintenance, and ultimately decommissioning. The expertise provided in this book can help you improve working conditions, increase project viability, save time and reduce excavation costs.

Designers and managers of construction and engineering projects are given the tools necessary to effectively control groundwater. The content is divided into three sections - Principles, Design and Construction. The Principles section explains the fundamentals of groundwater flow as it relates to civil engineering excavations. The Design section explores in extensive detail site investigation, permeability assessment methods and groundwater control strategies. Chapters in the Construction section describe dewatering and exclusion techniques, and examine the complete life cycle of a groundwater control scheme, including monitoring, maintenance and decommissioning. This section incorporates eleven case histories from the authors' casebook.

The 3rd edition has been greatly revised and updated, and contains more than 200 new illustrations. The new content covers:






Permeability of soils and rocks



Groundwater problems for excavations in rock



Groundwater control for tunnelling projects, such as shafts and cross passages



Methods for assessing permeability



Decommissioning of dewatering systems



Optimisation of groundwater control schemes.

The new, expanded content offers valuable direction that can give you a true competitive advantage in the planning and execution of temporary and permanent dewatering works for excavation and tunnelling. Written for practising engineers, geologists and construction managers, as well as postgraduate engineering students, this revamped manual on design and practice presents numerous case studies and extensive references to enhance understanding.

Praise for the Second Edition:

"This is the book that the dewatering sector really needs - it is reliably based on sound theory and profound understanding of the physical processes, yet is presented in a very accessible and user-friendly manner. It draws on many, many decades of experience, and yet is utterly up to date. . . . It is a one-stop shop for the dewatering practitioner - who can nonetheless rest assured that the theoretical basis of the methods presented is flawless."
- Professor Paul L. Younger, FGS, FICE, C.Geol., C.Eng., FREng, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK

"The best reference on this topic available . . . and will prove useful to a wide variety of readers ranging from junior construction engineers or dewatering contractors to theoretical hydrogeologists and environmental managers. It is rare that a book is able to bridge the gap between theoretical design guidance and practical application."

- S.N. Sterling, University of Waterloo, Canada

The extensively updated Groundwater Lowering in Construction: A Practical Guide to Dewatering, 3rd Edition offers practical advice on all phases of groundwater control systems, from planning and design, through installation and maintenance, and ultimately decommissioning. The expertise provided in this book can help you improve working conditions, increase project viability, save time and reduce excavation costs.

Designers and managers of construction and engineering projects are given the tools necessary to effectively control groundwater. The content is divided into three sections - Principles, Design and Construction. The Principles section explains the fundamentals of groundwater flow as it relates to civil engineering excavations. The Design section explores in extensive detail site investigation, permeability assessment methods and groundwater control strategies. Chapters in the Construction section describe dewatering and exclusion techniques, and examine the complete life cycle of a groundwater control scheme, including monitoring, maintenance and decommissioning. This section incorporates eleven case histories from the authors' casebook.

The 3rd edition has been greatly revised and updated, and contains more than 200 new illustrations. The new content covers:






Permeability of soils and rocks



Groundwater problems for excavations in rock



Groundwater control for tunnelling projects, such as shafts and cross passages



Methods for assessing permeability



Decommissioning of dewatering systems



Optimisation of groundwater control schemes.

The new, expanded content offers valuable direction that can give you a true competitive advantage in the planning and execution of temporary and permanent dewatering works for excavation and tunnelling. Written for practising engineers, geologists and construction managers, as well as postgraduate engineering students, this revamped manual on design and practice presents numerous case studies and extensive references to enhance understanding.

The late Pat Cashman was the leading British exponent of groundwater control for his generation, championing a practical and straightforward approach for more than forty years. Dr. Martin Preene draws on thirty years' experience of groundwater control and groundwater management gained with contractors and consultants in more than forty countries worldwide. He currently operates as an independent groundwater specialist via Preene Groundwater Consulting.

1 Groundwater Lowering: A Personal View and Introduction by Pat M. Cashman SECTION 1 PRINCIPLES 2 The History of Groundwater Theory and Practice 3 Principles of Groundwater Flow 4 Permeability of Soils and Rocks 5 Groundwater Models 6 Objectives of Groundwater Control 7 Groundwater Problems for Excavations in Soils 8 Groundwater Problems for Excavations in Rock SECTION 2 DESIGN 9 Methods for Control of Surface Water and Groundwater 10 Groundwater Control for Tunnelling Projects 11 Site Investigation for Groundwater Lowering 12 Assessment of Permeability 13 Design of Groundwater Lowering Systems SECTION 3 CONSTRUCTION 14 Sump Pumping 15 Wellpoint Systems 16 Deep Well Systems 17 Other Dewatering Systems 18 Methods for Exclusion of Groundwater 19 Pumps for Groundwater Lowering Duties 20 Permanent Groundwater Control Systems 21 Environmental Impacts from Groundwater Control 22 Monitoring of Groundwater Control Systems 23 Maintenance of Groundwater Lowering Systems 24 Decommissioning of Groundwater Control Systems 25 Safety, Contracts and Environmental Regulation 26 Optimization of Groundwater Control Systems 27 Case Histories 28 The Future [TOBY ROBERTS]

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