Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

6-1-1993

Abstract

An abandoned brickyard, about 32 m deep, was filled with soil from numerous excavations in the Metro Toronto area with the ultimate intent of development for residential purposes. Compaction and environmental control of the fill was carried out and drainage wells installed to keep the water table low in order to hasten the rate of settlement. The fill generally was placed at approximately 85 percent saturation. A magnetic settlement system was installed as the fill was placed and the differential settlement recorded during fill placement and about 4 years after completion. The rate of settlement response was rapid but proceeded more slowly as the fill became compressed close to the saturated state.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1993

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1993 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Case History – Monitored Settlement of 32m Thick Compacted Fill

St. Louis, Missouri

An abandoned brickyard, about 32 m deep, was filled with soil from numerous excavations in the Metro Toronto area with the ultimate intent of development for residential purposes. Compaction and environmental control of the fill was carried out and drainage wells installed to keep the water table low in order to hasten the rate of settlement. The fill generally was placed at approximately 85 percent saturation. A magnetic settlement system was installed as the fill was placed and the differential settlement recorded during fill placement and about 4 years after completion. The rate of settlement response was rapid but proceeded more slowly as the fill became compressed close to the saturated state.