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Factors affecting Embodied Carbon/Embodied Energy associated with ground improvements techniques for construction on peat
(NUI Galway, 2012)
In addition to the traditional drivers of cost and timely programme delivery, embodied energy (EE) and embodied carbon (EC) have emerged as major considerations in all aspects (including geotechnical) of large construction ...
Strength and durability performance of stabilised soil block masonry units
This paper presents the findings from laboratory strength and durability tests on stabilised soil blocks (SSBs). SSBs are masonry units formed by compressing a mixture of soil and a stabiliser such as cement and water in ...
Installation of a reduced-scale pile group in silt
(IHS BRE Press, 2008)
This paper presents measurements of total stress and pore pressure made during and after the installation of a reduced scale group of five piles in a soft estuarine silt. The instrumentation includes pore pressure and ...
Analysis of jacking force data for microtunnels in glacial till at Kilcock, Ireland
(IOS Press, 2011)
Although the application of microtunnelling to pipeline construction has grown considerably in Ireland in recent times, there is very little published guidance on the jacking forces that might be expected in Irish ground ...
Some geotechnical characteristics of soft soil deposits along the Terryland River Valley, Galway
The ground conditions in the Terryland River Valley area present considerable site development challenges to geotechnical engineers. The soft soil formation consists of peat overlying very soft, highly compressible calcareous ...
Axial load behaviour of a driven cast in situ pile in sand
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Heave-ho! A laboratory model of an underfloor environment incorporating pyritiferous fill
(NUI Galway, 2016)
Damage to domestic dwellings in the greater Dublin area of Ireland caused by the expansion of underfloor fill material containing pyrite has become a high-profile national problem in recent years. In this paper, a novel ...
Driven cast-in-situ piles in granular soil: applicability of CPT methods for pile capacity
Most CPT-based design methods for driven piles are heavily influenced by research on preformed driven piles. In this paper, a critical review is made of the ability of these methods to predict the total capacity of driven ...
Carbonation in stabilised peat: an accelerated pilot study
(ICE Institution of Civil Engineers, 2015)
Due to stringent environmental regulations, embodied carbon estimates are being used increasingly to assess the environmental impact of major building and infrastructure projects, including their geotechnical components. ...
Diagnostics and intervention methods for façade retrofit of post-WWII non-domestic buildings in Europe for energy efficiency
(NUI Galway, 2016-08-29)
The growing demand of deep façade retrofits in refurbishment projects across Europe, is often accompanied by low-energy targets and architectural attributes. Factors like variability in context, material, environment and ...