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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Shotcrete As Underground Support on the Arenal Hydroelectric Project in Costa Rica - Central America
Author(s): Carlos L. Corrales, Edwin Quesada, and Helmut G. Kobler
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 613-631
Abstract:Costa Rica is one of the five Central American countries and, because of its temperate climate and mountainous topography, it is often referred to as the Switzerland of the Americas. For the past twenty years, the Government of Costa Rica has been aggresively developing its considerable hydroelectrical resources through an autonomous power authority called "Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad" (ICE). The use of shotcrete as temporary and permanent underground support has greatly contributed towards the successful completion of a number of hydroelectric projects constructed by ICE during the last decade.
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