This program is used for analysis and determination of the shape of subsidence trough above excavations and to evaluate the damage to buildings situated in the affected area.
Considerable experience with a number of shallow tunnels excavated below built-up areas allowed the elaboration of the relationship between the shape of the subsidence trough and the damage to buildings in overburden areas. The program predicts ground movements with such precision that it is now possible to use the results to estimate financial compensation for damage induced by tunneling. Its accuracy is sufficient for the preparation of contract documents and for use by contractors bidding for tunnel construction.
The program offers four types of building damage determination:
Fine Limited co-operated on development of this program with Radko Bucek MSc., Ph.D., who is a distinguished expert in the field of underground structures. He gained his considerable experience whilst working with world-known consultant companies such as Golder Associates, SG-Geotechnika and D2-Consult. He now works as the Chief Tunnel Engineer for Mott MacDonald Prague.
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The software in general is very good and ties in well with the way we do things here. From our review, the calculation results compares very well with our methods for both slope stability and settlement. The graphics and the ‘point-and-click’ data input are also very good and makes the program very easy to use.
It’s really great how easy the software is. I’m now doing the calculations so much faster and easier than doing it manually and most importantly, the technical customer service team are great and they respond instantly and professionally to any question or clarification. Thank you guys for being so awesome. High fives!
Deciding to select and use the GEO5 system at Alston Associates was one of the better decisions that I made! Over the years I have made several requests for program adaptation and every single suggestion is now incorporated in your programs.