Publication Abstract

Proceedings of the 25th Annual Members' Conference and Eighth International Conference and Exposition, 2000, New York NY, (DFI)

Design and Construction Imposed by Unique Geological Conditions in Paris, Milan, and London
Chris Harnan, Daniel Gouvenot, Xavier Laloum, Olivier Vacher, Marco Bertero

This paper describes the geology of three European cities and outlines how the geology has lead to the development of specific foundation construction techniques. Comparative tables of techniques commonly employed are given. It can be seen that despite the presence of the "single market", techniques still have wide diversity despite some similarities in geotechnical conditions.

 article #871; publication #54 (AM-2000)