Publication Abstract

Grouting and Ground Treatment: Proceedings of the Third International Conference, (ASCE)

The Basics of Drilling for Specialty Geotechnical Construction Processes
Donald A. Bruce

The successful execution of a large and important number of specialty geotechnical construction processes necessitates the efficient and safe drilling of holes through any and all ground conditions. Inappropriate means and methods may in fact worsen the ground properties or structural conditions the construction technique is intended to enhance. There is a potentially bewildering variety of drilling methods and associated technical concerns. This review is intended as a fundamental guide to various aspects of the technology, including drilling methodologies, flushing, deviation, monitoring, and specifications.

 article #1117; publication #62 (GRT-2003)