Design and Long-Term Monitoring of Tokyo International Airport Extension Project Constructed on Super-Soft Ground
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To meet the increasing demand for air transportation, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport had carried out the offshore extension project at Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport). The airport should be constructed to be perfectly level, but the ground conditions with very thick layers of super soft dredged soils and need for reclamation made the task very difficult. Because of large amount of consolidation settlement, ground improvement by combined vertical drain method was applied to decrease residual and differential settlement after opening of new airport. This paper is aimed to introduce the design concept and method of ground improvement for this project. In addition the result of ground improvement is keeping satisfactory performance for operating airport confirmed by long-term monitoring for airport facilities.
KeywordsAirport construction Super-soft ground Design of vertical drain Long-term monitoring
Authors sincerely would like to express gratitude for contributions by technical committee of the project involving professors, researchers, engineers and also contractors from the beginning until now.
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