Field instrumentation has been installed to monitor the behaviour of cantilever diaphragm retaining wall panels founded in over-consolidated clay during and immediately after construction as part of the Limehouse Link scheme in East London. The construction sequence involved installation of the wall under bentonite followed by excavation to formation level and construction of the carriageway. Measurements of total lateral stress and porewater pressure were made close to the wall during installation and subsequent excavation in front of the wall. The wall itself was instrumented to monitor the development of lateral displacement and bending moments. (A)

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