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Application of non-invasive geophysical techniques to old masonry wall investigations in Hong Kong

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The collapse of an old and thin masonry facing on a soil cut slope in Kwun Lung Lau on Hong Kong Island in 1994 prompted research by the Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) of the Hong Kong Government into the use of modern non-invasive geophysics for site characterisation in Hong Kong. The GEO invited six geophysical contractors to participate in field trials to examine the feasibility of non-invasive geophysical techniques in the assessment of the geometry, structure and hydrogeological condition of old masonry walls in Hong Kong. This paper describes the construction of old masonry walls in Hong Kong and the results of the Phase 1 field trials at two masonry wall sites.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSlope Engineering in Hong Kong
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 16th Annual Seminar, Hong Kong, 2 May 1997
EditorsK. S. Li, J. N. Kay, K. K. S. Ho
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages227 - 234
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)90 5410 935 1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998
EventSlope Engineering in Hong Kong - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 2 May 19972 May 1997


ConferenceSlope Engineering in Hong Kong
CityHong Kong

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