COE EM 1110-2-3800
BLASTING FOR ROCK EXCAVATIONS
|Publication Date:||30 October 2018|
The scope of this manual is limited to the use of blasting agents and methods for the purposes of rock excavation. While this may involve the removal of overburden, blasting near structures, and other specialty methods, this manual does not cover demolition of structures, or the use of explosives for ordinance. It is intended to acquaint the practitioner with the materials, tools, and methods for executing blasting programs for rock excavation. It is also intended as a guide for engineers and geologists designing excavation programs and for construction monitoring of those programs.