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Ground Improvement Case-Histories by Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn, Jian Chu, Buddhima Indraratna

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Chapter 6

Case Study of Ground Improvement Work at the Suvarnabhumi Airport of Thailand

Za-Chieh Moh; Penchi Lin    MAA Group Consulting Engineers, Taiwan and Thailand

Abstract

The construction of Suvarnabhumi Airport (the second Bangkok international airport) was planned since the 1960s to accommodate the rapid growth of air traffic in this region. The Suvarnabhumi Airport (SA) was intended not to simply substitute the existing Bangkok International Airport at Don Muang, but to also develop Bangkok into an international aviation hub in Southeast Asia. The first phase of SA opened in September 2005 with capacity to deal with 40 million passengers and 1.46 million tons of cargo annually. Total construction cost for the first phase is estimated ...

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