Braced Excavation Collapse: Nicoll Highway, Singapore

  • A. M. PuzrinEmail author
  • E. E. Alonso
  • N. M. Pinyol


The island city-state of Singapore has one of the best public transport systems in the world. The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) railway network is the main backbone of this system. Construction of a new 33.6 km long underground Circle MRT Line (CCL) started in 2001. Costing approximately $6.7 billion, the CCL will link all the radial lines leading to the city (Fig. 6.1a). The first stage of this construction (CCL1) was 5.4 km long and was subdivided into two contracts: C824 and C825 (Fig. 6.1b).


Pore Water Pressure Earth Pressure Excess Pore Water Pressure Undrained Shear Strength Diaphragm Wall 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Geotechnik ETHZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Civil Engineering School UPCBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.CIMNE UPCBarcelonaSpain

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