GEOTECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS 2016-1992

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2016

Merguerian, Charles, 2016b, Differing site condition at Pier 2, West Brook Road Bridge Replacement Project, Ringwood, NJ: Duke Geological Laboratory Report 2016-04, 18 February 2016, 14 p.

Merguerian, Charles, 2016c, Geology of Arboretum 209, Stone Ridge, NY: Duke Geological Laboratory Report 2016-05, dated 18 February 2016,  29 p.

Merguerian, Charles, 2016e, Differing site condition - Harlem River Drive, SB Pier 7, 8, and SB North Abutment - NYC, NY: Duke Geological Laboratory Report 2016-08, dated 30 March 2016, 10 p.

Merguerian, Charles, 2016f, Differing site condition - Proton Therapy Center site, 126th Street and Second Avenue, NYC, NY: Duke Geological Laboratory Report 2016-09, dated 12 May 2016, 15 p.

Merguerian, Charles, 2016g, Differing site condition verification at Pier 2 South, West Brook Road Bridge Replacement Project, Ringwood, NJ: Duke Geological Laboratory Report 2016-12, dated 30 June 2016, 13 p.

2014

Merguerian, Charles, 2014b, Second Avenue Subway - 72nd Street Station, Entrance 1 - 301 E. 69th Street, preliminary findings and DSC analysis:  Duke Geological Laboratory Report 2014-03, 23 May 2014, 8 p.

Merguerian, Charles, 2014c, Geological rock mass conditions of Route 3 Passaic River Bridge site, NJ:  Duke Geological Laboratory Report 2014-04, 19 September 2014, 17 p.

2013

Merguerian, Charles, 2013b, Geological rock mass conditions of Route 3 Passaic River Bridge site, NJ and video analysis of shaft 23: Duke Geological Laboratory Report 2013-12, 30 June 2013, 12 p.

Fernandes, Vanessa; and Merguerian, Charles, 2013, Controls on Megaconstruction - Geotechnical Advances in NYC Capital Projects: in Hanson, G. N., chm., Twentieth Annual Conference on Geology of Long Island and Metropolitan New York, 13 April 2013, State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY, Long Island Geologists Program with Abstracts, 11 p.
http://www.geo.sunysb.edu/lig/Conferences/abstracts13/merguerian.pdf

Vellone, D.A., and Merguerian, Charles, 2013, Structural geology and its influence on the kinematics of rock stability:  A critical foundation consideration in urban environments: American Society of Civil Engineers, Metropolitan Section, Conference on Foundation Challenges in Urban Environments, 16 May 2013, 15 p.

2012

Merguerian, Charles, 2012b, Analysis to determine potential for schistose rock quarried in New Jersey based on published reports, maps, and regional field trip guidebooks:  Duke Geological Laboratory Report 2012-03,06 June 2012, 13 p..

Merguerian, Charles, 2012c, Visual inspection and evaluation of boulder relocation - Mill Dam Road and New York Avenue (Route 110) Huntington, NY:  Duke Geological Laboratory Report 2012-05, 14 August 2012, 4 p.

Merguerian, Charles, 2012d, Visual examination and petrography of cored asphalt aggregate, Route 93, Leonia, NJ:  Duke Geological Laboratory Report 2013-04, 16 August 2012, 24 p.

2010

Yagiz, S., Merguerian, C., and Kim, T., Geological controls on the breakthrough of tunnel boring machines in hard rock terrains: in Zhao, Labiouse, Dudt, and Mathier editors:  EUROCK’10, Rock Mechanics in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Proceedings of the ISRM European Rock Mechanics Symposium, p. 401-404.

2009

Merguerian, Charles, 2009, Differing Site Condition, Stations 1055+71 to 1052+80, East Side Access – WB-1 “Robbins” Tunnel:  Duke Geological Laboratory Report 2009-18, 13 p.

Yagiz, S., Rostami, J., Kim, T., Özdemir, L., and Merguerian, C., Factors influencing performance of hard rock tunnel boring machines:  in Vrkljan, editor:  EUROCK’09, Rock Engineering in Difficult Ground Conditions, Soft Rocks and Karst, Proceedings of the ISRM Regional Symposium, Dubrovnik, Cavtat, Croatia, p. 695-700.

2008

Merguerian, Charles, 2008a, Comparison of geological conditions bearing on tunnel stability and excavation, Stations 1067+20 to ~ 1066+45 vs. 1066+00 to 1063+00, East Side Access – EB2 “Seli” tunnel:  Duke Geological Laboratory Report 2008-01, 6 p.

Merguerian, Charles, 2008b, Evaluating geological controls on hard rock excavation, New York City, NY: in Proceedings, Manhattan On the Rocks, American Society of Civil Engineers, Metropolitan Section, 08 May 2008, 31 p.

Merguerian, Charles, 2008c, Geological controls on means and methods of hard rock excavation, New York City, NY: p. 79-109 in Gorring, M. L., ed., Environmental and Engineering Geology of Northeastern New Jersey, Geological Society of New Jersey, XXV Annual Conference Proceedings, 17 October 2008, 111 p.

2007

Merguerian, Charles, 2007a, Geological conditions controlling poor rock mass penetration, South Ferry terminal, NYCTA-MTA Contract A-35976, Manhattan, New York City, New York::  Duke Geological Laboratory Report 2007-02, 19 p.

Merguerian, Charles, 2007b, Petrographic analysis of selected rock core, South Ferry terminal, NYCTA-MTA Contract A-35976, Manhattan, New York City, New York:  Duke Geological Laboratory Report 2007-05, 22 p.

Merguerian, Charles, 2007c, Geological conditions regarding karst development, Wild Rose site, Rosendale, New York:  Duke Geological Laboratory Report 2007-08, 12 p.

Merguerian, Charles, 2007d, Geological changed condition evaluation, East Side Access starter tunnel pillar, Stations 1083+14 to 1083+80, ESA Manhattan Segment:  Duke Geological Laboratory Report 2007-09, 4 p.

Merguerian, Charles, 2007e, Geological conditions regarding slope stability, Buck Hill Falls Gorge and Walkway, PA:  Duke Geological Laboratory Report 2007-10, 11 p.

Merguerian, Charles, 2007f, Geological conditions resulting in tunnel perimeter failure, East Side Access – EB2 “Seli” tunnel, Stations 1067+20 to ~1066+45:  Duke Geological Laboratory Report 2007-17, 7 p.

Vellone, D. A., and Merguerian; Charles; 2007, Measuring engineering properties of NYC rocks using a Schmidt rebound hammer – Preliminary results: in Hanson, G. N., chm., Fourteenth Annual Conference on Geology of Long Island and Metropolitan New York, 14 April 2007, State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY, Long Island Geologists Program with Abstracts, 7 p.

Vellone, D. A., Merguerian; Charles, and Moss, Cheryl J., 2007, Determination of mechanical properties of New York City rocks using a Schmidt rebound hammer:  in Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, Program and Abstracts, 50th Annual Meeting, September 24-29, 2007, Los Angeles, CA, p. 297.

2005

Merguerian, Charles, 2005a, Geological controls on effective hard-rock TBM tunneling in crystalline terrains: in 84th Annual Meeting, 9-13 January 2005, Compendium of Papers CD-ROM, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, 11 p.

Merguerian, Charles, 2005b, Lithologic and structural constraints on TBM tunneling in New York City (NYC), p. 704-724 in Hutton, John D. and Rogstad, W.D., eds., Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference, 2005 Proceedings Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, 1371 p.

Moss, C. J., and Merguerian, Charles, 2005, Loading patterns in varved Pleistocene sediment in the NYC area: in Hanson, G. N., chm., Twelfth Annual Conference on Geology of Long Island and Metropolitan New York, 16 April 2005, State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY, Long Island Geologists Program with Abstracts, 12 p.

2003

Merguerian, Charles; and Ozdemir, Levent, 2003, Rock Mass Properties and Hard Rock TBM Penetration Rate Investigations, Queens Tunnel Complex, NYC Water Tunnel #3, Stage 2:  p. 1019-1036 in Robinson, R.A. and Marquardt, J.M., eds., Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference, 2003 Proceedings Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, 1334 p.

2002

Merguerian, Charles, 2002a, Rhyodacite dikes of the Queens Tunnel Complex, NYC Water Tunnel #3 (abs.):  Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 34, no. 1, p. A75.

Merguerian, Charles, 2002b, Brittle Faults of the Queens Tunnel Complex, NYC Water Tunnel #3:  p. 63-73 in Hanson, G. N., chm., Ninth Annual Conference on Geology of Long Island and metropolitan New York, 20 April 2002, State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY, Long Island Geologists Program with Abstracts, 116 p.

2001

Merguerian, Charles; Brock, Pamela Chase; and Brock, Patrick W. G., 2001, The Queens Tunnel Complex – a granulite facies orthogneiss terrane exposed in NYC Water Tunnel #3 (abs.):  Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 33, no. 6, p. A46.

Brock, Pamela Chase; Brock, Patrick W. G.; and Merguerian, Charles, 2001, The Queens Tunnel Complex: a newly discovered granulite facies Fordham orthogneiss complex that dominates the subsurface of western Queens: p. 1-8 in Hanson, G. N., chm., Eighth Annual Conference on Geology of Long Island and Metropolitan New York, 21 April 2001, State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY, Long Island Geologists Program with Abstracts, 128 p.

2000

Merguerian, Charles, 2000a ms., Rock mass properties of the Queens Tunnel Complex: Duke Geological Laboratory Report QT0010, 257 p. + Geological Field Map Album, Scale 1"=10' (Stations 3+65 to 254+00).

Merguerian, Charles, 2000c, Geology of the NYC aqueduct system - history and construction of the NYC water supply system:  Additional lecture notes for Long Island Geologists Dinner Meeting, 04 October 2000, 7 p.

1999

Merguerian, Charles, 1999a, Techniques of TBM tunnel mapping - the Queens Tunnel, NYC, p. 8-12 in Hanson, G. N., chm., Sixth Annual Conference on Geology of Long Island and Metropolitan New York, 24 April 1999, State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY, Long Island Geologists Program with Abstracts, 143 p.

Merguerian, Charles, 1999b ms., The Bedrock Geology of the Queens Tunnel: Duke Geological Laboratory Report QT9906, 109 p. + Geological Map Portfolio, Scale 1"=10' (Stations 96+00 to 156+00).

Merguerian, Charles, 1999c ms., Geologically Disturbed Ground of the Queens Tunnel: Duke Geological Laboratory Report QT9912, 42 p. + Geologically Disturbed Ground Image Album (53 p.)

1998

Sanders, John E., and Merguerian, Charles, 1998, Classification of Pleistocene deposits, New York City and vicinity – Fuller (1914) revived and revised:  p. 130-143 in Hanson, G. N., chm., Geology of Long Island and Metropolitan New York, 18 April 1998, State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY, Long Island Geologists Program with Abstracts, 161 p.

1996

Merguerian, Charles, 1996c, Stratigraphy, structural geology, and ductile- and brittle faults of New York City, p. 53-77 in Benimoff, A. I. and Ohan A. A., chm., The Geology of New York City and Vicinity, Field guide and Proceedings, New York State Geological Association, 68th Annual Meeting, Staten Island, NY, 178 p.

1994

Sanders, J. E., and Merguerian, Charles, 1994b, The glacial geology of New York City and vicinity,  p. 93-200 in  A. I. Benimoff, ed., The Geology of Staten Island, New York, Field guide and proceedings, The Geological Association of New Jersey, XI Annual Meeting, 296 p.

1993

Merguerian, Charles, 1993a ms., Geological field report on the Staten Island serpentinite body - a sampling program to identify asbestiform minerals:  prepared for New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Asbestos Control Program, Corona, New York, 32 p., one Plate 1:24,000.

Merguerian, Charles, 1993b ms., Addenda to report entitled "Geological field report - Staten Island serpentinite body - a sampling program to identify asbestiform minerals:  prepared for New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Asbestos Control Program, Corona, New York, 2 p.

Merguerian, Charles, 1993c ms., Summary report on geotechnical papers pertaining to the Staten Island Serpentinite body, Staten Island, New York: prepared for New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Asbestos Control Program, Corona, New York, 24 p.

1992

Merguerian, Charles, 1992a ms., Report on the geology of New York City with specific reference to the geology of western Brooklyn in the vicinity of the New York City Water Tunnel No. 3, Shaft 22B, Park Slope:  prepared for Mueser-Rutledge Consultants, New York, 26 p., 11 figures.

Merguerian, Charles, 1992b ms., Stratigraphy and structure of metamorphosed bedrock in western Brooklyn in relation to ease of tunneling, competency, and potential for water inflow, between shafts 19B and 23B, New York City Water Tunnel Number 3, State 2:  prepared for Mueser-Rutledge Consultants, New York, 25 p., 6 figures, one Plate 1:24,000.


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