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An Introduction to Trenchless Technology

  • Authors
  • Steven R. Kramer
  • William J. McDonald
  • James C. Thomson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Steven R. Kramer, William J. McDonald, James C. Thomson
    Pages 1-16
  3. Steven R. Kramer, William J. McDonald, James C. Thomson
    Pages 17-35
  4. Steven R. Kramer, William J. McDonald, James C. Thomson
    Pages 36-66
  5. Steven R. Kramer, William J. McDonald, James C. Thomson
    Pages 67-85
  6. Steven R. Kramer, William J. McDonald, James C. Thomson
    Pages 86-120
  7. Steven R. Kramer, William J. McDonald, James C. Thomson
    Pages 121-151
  8. Steven R. Kramer, William J. McDonald, James C. Thomson
    Pages 152-175
  9. Steven R. Kramer, William J. McDonald, James C. Thomson
    Pages 176-185
  10. Steven R. Kramer, William J. McDonald, James C. Thomson
    Pages 186-193
  11. Steven R. Kramer, William J. McDonald, James C. Thomson
    Pages 194-204
  12. Steven R. Kramer, William J. McDonald, James C. Thomson
    Pages 205-210
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 211-223

About this book

Introduction

In the past decade, the field of trenchless technology has expanded rapidly in products, equipment, and utilization. This expansion would not have occurred without a strong increase in economic incentives to the user. Because the operating environment has changed, trenchless technology is often the preferred alternative to traditional methods of digging holes and installing conduits. The infrastructure in which we live has become more congested and has to be shared by several users. In addition, the cost of restoring a road or landscaped area after construction may be higher than the cost of installing the conduit. These factors add to the need for trenchless technology-the ability to dig holes without disturbing the surface. In some ways, trenchless technology is a futuristic concept. Ruth Krauss in a children's book of definitions wrote, "A Hole .. .Is to Dig." But this statement is not necessarily true. Today, a hole could be to bore.

Keywords

Teer Tunnel construction environment infrastructure iron structure surface technology

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