Definition - What does Final Drive mean?
A trenchless pipe installation is often installed in segments from a jacking pit to a receiving pit. The final drive is the final installation segment after which the entire pipe length is installed. The term is used for project management to give clarity as to when the project will be completed.
Trenchlesspedia explains Final Drive
Trenchless construction projects are managed in stages with resource allocations and critical paths determined so that the project duration and cost can be accurately controlled. Progress is reported in terms of distance covered per day, which segment of the project is being worked on, status of equipment as well as geological conditions.
The final drive is defined as the final segment of pipe to be installed in the project from the last jacking pit to the last receiving pit. After this segment is complete, the outstanding activities are normally decommissioning of the site and restoration due to construction activities.