SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1972

Construction beyond the Continental Shelf


The deeper parts of the ocean have been referred to as exotic in the sense that they are strange and unknown. Perhaps a more definitive word is hostile, because what is dealt with is in many ways an adverse environment. For the civil engineer or the construction engineer or, more specifically, the soils engineer, it is an area in which many of his conventional and familiar (and comfortable) tools and techniques are denied.

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Brown, PP
Soil Mechanics and Paving, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Washington, D. C.
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Developed by Committee: D18
Pages: 181–186
DOI: 10.1520/STP38799S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5573-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0098-5