Location

Arlington, Virginia

Date

15 Aug 2008, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Abstract

The Lezha town has a very complicate geology, high underground water table and high seismicity. Near of eight floors building was constructed a new building with two underground stories. The retaining structures at the time of excavation to the undergo damage to cause the serious problems on the existing building. In these paper I, would like to present the analyses of phenomena and the engineering measures for rehabilitation of situation. The most dangerous phenomena in the studied area were suffusion problems. From these phenomena the existing eight stories buildings underwent the differential settlement, which arrived near the limit value of settlements. The engineering measures consist of on creation of the concrete wall obstructive for the movement underground water and reconstruction of existing concrete wall to arrive rehabilitation of the situation.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Meeting Name

6th Conference of the International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2008 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Failure of Retaining Structures in Town Lezha and their Consequence in Neighbouring Building

Arlington, Virginia

The Lezha town has a very complicate geology, high underground water table and high seismicity. Near of eight floors building was constructed a new building with two underground stories. The retaining structures at the time of excavation to the undergo damage to cause the serious problems on the existing building. In these paper I, would like to present the analyses of phenomena and the engineering measures for rehabilitation of situation. The most dangerous phenomena in the studied area were suffusion problems. From these phenomena the existing eight stories buildings underwent the differential settlement, which arrived near the limit value of settlements. The engineering measures consist of on creation of the concrete wall obstructive for the movement underground water and reconstruction of existing concrete wall to arrive rehabilitation of the situation.