Geotechnical engineering issues associated with highway and railway transportation systems include route selection, field characterization, tunnel and slope stability, and associated instrumentation and monitoring. Examples of projects in which Dr. Rod Read has been engaged are listed below.
|Canadian Pacific Railway||Geotechnical drilling program to characterize the rock mass around the Mt. Shaughnessy. Involved drilling supervision, core logging, water sampling, laboratory testing, analysis and reporting of conditions in the previously shotcreted tunnel. Rogers Pass, BC.||2003|
|Canadian Pacific Railway||Instrumentation, monitoring and construction supervision of the Mt. Shaughnessy Tunnel remediation project. Project involved extensometer and convergence measurements before and during installation of concrete lining in previously shotcreted tunnel segments. Rogers Pass, BC.||2002|
|BC Ministry of Transportation||Participation on Value Analysis team considering realignment of TransCanada Highway through the Kickinghorse Pass near Golden, BC.||2002|
|CN Rail||Construction supervision for rock slope stabilization, Mile 4.1 4.26, Yale Subdivision. Included scaling, rock bolt installation, shotcreting and trim blasting.||1998|
|CN Rail||Geotechnical assessment of railway cut and natural slopes to identify remedial measures, Albreda Subdivision.||1998|
|BC Ministry of Highways||Construction inspection of remediation measures on the Squamish Highway, near North Vancouver, BC.||1987|
|CP Rail||Tunnel Investigation, Rogers Pass, BC. Alignment investigation for short railway tunnel including supervision of drilling contractor, geological characterization, instrumentation installation and monitoring.||1986|
|CP Rail||Construction supervision for twinning of CP Rail mainline from Revelstoke to Albert Canyon, BC. Included supervision of soil cut-and-fill operations including replacement of clay foundation material, application of geotextiles, drainage installation, development of paved concrete track test section, soil density monitoring, retaining wall construction, bridge pile installation and track placement, Albert Canyon, BC.||1983-84|
|BC Ministry of Highways||Aggregate inspection for paving project, Highway 23 North, Goldstream, BC. Involved gradation analysis and inspection.||1980|
Projects in italics involved Dr. Rod Read but not conducted directly by RSRead Consulting Inc.