The use of recycled aggregate in vibro-stone columns - A UK perspective

Robert Tranter*, Ian Jefferson, Gurmel Ghataora

*Corresponding author for this work

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Vibro-stone columns are a common form of ground improvement that typically utilizes primary aggregates but in recent years due to sustainable practice, recycled aggregates have been used as an alternative. Current waste management regulations in the United Kingdom (UK) do not allow the easy use of waste in the production of recycled aggregates. Conversely, the introduction of new European Aggregate Standards in 2004 now does not discriminate against recycled aggregates that can demonstrate 'full recovery'. A consistent limitation of the utilization of secondary aggregates is restricted availability due to isolated geographical production that incurs excessive haulage costs. By comparison recycled aggregates can be sourced easily and so are a viable alternative aggregate for use in vibro-stone columns. Copyright ASCE 2008.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Sessions of GeoCongress 2008 - GeoCongress 2008
Subtitle of host publicationCharacterization, Monitoring, and Modeling of GeoSystems, GSP 179
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
EventGeoCongress 2008: Characterization, Monitoring, and Modeling of GeoSystems - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: 9 Mar 200812 Mar 2008

Publication series

NameGeotechnical Special Publication
ISSN (Print)0895-0563


ConferenceGeoCongress 2008: Characterization, Monitoring, and Modeling of GeoSystems
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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