I was wondering if anyone knew of a guideline or Spec that sets an allowable amount of pore water pressure generation during embankment construction as read with VW piezometers. In other words, we would want to set an upper bound during filling of XX% of the effective overburden to prevent the soil from reaching "liquefaction". I'm being asked to set a standard that someone (with an unknown amount of knowledge on the subject) can use to monitor the safe staged construction of a 33 foot high embankment. So I have to set some guidelines that won't get them over their head, or better yet, put an excessive amount of liability on my firm because they were watching purely the VWP and didn't notice the deformation occurring.
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