The design of remedial works to the Dharan–Dhankuta Road, East Nepal
Parts of the Dharan–Dhankuta Road in East Nepal were seriously damaged by the Nepal earthquake of 21 August 1988 and subsequently by a locally intense monsoon storm on 12 September 1988. Detailed field mapping was carried out at several of the worst-affected hill sections of the road. The purpose of the mapping was to establish the nature and local extent of earthquake, and subsequent landslide, rockfall and erosion damage as a prerequisite for the design of road remedial works. A full account of the work is given by Roughton & Partners (1988). This is an example of post-construction stage land surface evaluation using the five-stage classification of mountain road projects proposed by Fookes et al. (1985).
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This volume presents a collection of papers on techniques and case studies in land surface evaluation for engineering practice written by specialist practitioners in the field. The volume arose out of deliberations by the Second Working Party on Land Surface Evaluation set up by the Engineering Group of the Geological Society in January 1997 and chaired by Dr. J. S. Griffiths. The book examples of cost-effective methods for collecting land surface and near surface data prior to carrying further detailed ground investigations of engineering geologist, geotechnical engineers, geomorphologist and planners who have the responsibility for planning a designing investigations of potential sites of development.