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Title: Geophysics for military construction projects
Authors: Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (U.S.)
Installation Technology Transfer Program (U.S.)
Bjella, Kevin L.
Astley, Beth N.
North, Ryan E.
Keywords: MILCON
Military construction
Geophysical surveys
Ground penetrating radar
Electromagnetic induction
Metal detection
Electrical conductivity profiling
Capacitively-coupled resistivity
Buried infrastructure
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC TR ; 10-9.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: Buried infrastructure at Military Construction (MILCON) project sites can cause large project cost overruns if not located and removed prior to the start of the project. This project demonstrated how geophysical survey tools can be utilized to locate buried materials. Utility piping and 55-gallon drums were buried in three soil types at various depths and standard off-the-shelf geophysical equipment was used to image the materials and quantify the benefits and pitfalls of each method. The techniques and examples from this demonstration can be used as a guide by personnel involved with MILCON project scoping when historic buried utilities or debris of unknown origin are present or suspected.
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