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Groundwater Lowering in Construction: A Practical Guide to Dewatering, Second Edition (Paperback)
  • Groundwater Lowering in Construction: A Practical Guide to Dewatering, Second Edition (Paperback)

Groundwater Lowering in Construction: A Practical Guide to Dewatering, Second Edition (Paperback)

Paperback 673 Pages / Published: 31/03/2017
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Linking theory and application in a way that is clear and understandable, Groundwater Lowering in Construction: A Practical Guide to Dewatering, Second Edition uses the authors' extensive engineering experience to offer practical guidance on the planning, design, and implementation of groundwater control systems under real conditions.

Discover engineering methods that can help you improve working conditions, increase project viability, and reduce excavation costs.

In the decade since publication of this book's first edition, groundwater lowering and dewatering activities have been increasingly integrated into the wider ground engineering schemes on major excavations to help provide stable and workable conditions for construction below groundwater level. Consequently, many engineering ventures now require a more in-depth assessment of potential environmental impacts of dewatering and groundwater control, and this book details the latest best practices to evaluate and address them.

Includes New Chapters Covering:

Cutoff methods used for groundwater exclusion

Issues associated with permanent or long-term groundwater control systems

Groundwater control technologies used on contaminated sites

Methods needed to understand, predict, and mitigate potential environmental impacts of groundwater control works

Updated to reflect the crucial technological and application advances shaping construction processes, this book contains valuable direction that can give you a true competitive advantage in the planning and execution of temporary and permanent dewatering works. The authors cover cutting-edge methods and key subjects, such as the history of dewatering, working on contaminated sites, site investigation techniques, and operation and maintenance issues, including health, safety, and legal aspects. Written for practising engineers and geologists as well as postgraduate engineering students, this updated manual on design and practice provides numerous case histories and extensive references to enhance understanding.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138077300
Number of pages: 673
Weight: 1247 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition


"The word `practical' is in the sub-title and that very much reflects the approach throughout: much of the content is based on four decades of experience in groundwater lowering projects throughout the world... The main difference from the previous edition is the introduction of a chapter on the environmental effects of dewatering, reflecting increased societal and regulatory focus on these aspects. However, new sections on cutoff methods, long-term systems and contaminated land all reflect developments in the industry over this period."
--Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, 2014

This is the book that the dewatering sector really needs-it is reliably based on sound theory and profound understanding of the physical processes, yet is presented in a very accessible and user-friendly manner. It draws on many, many decades of experience, and yet is utterly up to date, even including an intriguing glimpse into the future at the end of the book. With the addition of new material on cut-off methods for groundwater exclusion, permanent dewatering installations and groundwater control on contaminated sites, this book really does now cover all of the bases for the modern-day practitioner. It is a one-stop shop for the dewatering practitioner-who can nonetheless rest assured that the theoretical basis of the methods presented is flawless.
-Professor Paul L. Younger, FGS, FICE, C.Geol., C.Eng., FREng, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK

The book provides an excellent and practical account of many aspects of dewatering in construction, usefully including a detailed discussion of permanent groundwater control systems. It provides a good account of basic hydrogeology and the history of the development of the science, and includes a thorough chapter on site investigations for dewatering design. Dewatering design and the installation and operation of various types of dewatering system are described in detail, making the book an excellent resource, both for practical purposes and for training. Each chapter has a good reference list for further, more detailed reading. I certainly recommend the book for both practitioners and teaching institutions.
-John Waterhouse, Golder Associates Pty Ltd, West Perth, Australia

[This second edition] takes a well received and respected book on this niche subject and brings it fully up to date.
-David Richards, University of Southampton, UK

"I believe that this book will be a useful update of the earlier edition and provides a practical guide to dewatering systems. ... up-to-date information on equipment and regulations.
-Prof Rick Brassington, Newcastle University/Independent Consultant, Culcheth, Warrington, UK

Praise for the First Edition

As a practising engineer I feel this book will be extremely useful whenever I encounter any groundwater issues in the future. Any engineer (or contractor) will appreciate the non-technical style of the writing that makes extracting required information from the text easy. I am sure this book will rapidly become dog-eared and regularly borrowed from my office. If you can only have one text on groundwater in your shelf this would be an excellent candidate for the job.
-New Zealand Geomechanics News

I am pleased to recommend this book to all those who have any interest in groundwater control-whether as a practitioner of groundwater control, a design or site engineer involved in construction, or as an environmental manager.
-Journal of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management

"An invaluable addition to the library of anyone working in this field."
--Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology

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