2009 Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference Proceedings

2009 Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference Proceedings

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If you are involved in underground construction in any capacitya€”as a planner, engineer, consultant, client, contractor, government official, or even a studenta€”this book will provide you with the most current and comprehensive look at this rapidly evolving industry.Included in this massive 1, 365-page volume are more than 100 papers presented at the 2009 Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference, the largest and most prestigious assemblage of industry experts and practitioners in the world.In these pages, you can go underground for a gritty, up-close and personal look at dozens of case histories from around the globe. Whether it's a hydroelectric project in remote Ethiopia, which has been called a€œone of the most difficult events in the history of tunneling, a€ or a dig beneath the busy streets of Manhattan, you'll gain insight into the enormous challenges facing today's tunneling professionals.You will find no a€œsugarcoatinga€ in these accounts. Along with the success stories, you'll benefit from candid discussions of problems and missteps and will learn how you can avoid similar mistakes in your own future projects. Also included are updates on technological advancements, as well as innovative approaches for managing risks associated with underground construction.Presented in a practical a€œcookbooka€ style by internationally recognized experts, you can immediately apply their lessons learned to reduce your costs and risks, while improving the performance and profitability of your next excavation and tunneling project.Tunnelling operations was carried out 7 days/week in 3 shifts of 8 hours each, with shift changing at the front and a scheduled maintenance shift inside the tunnel of about 4 hours in the morning. The maintenance operations consisted mainlyanbsp;...

Title:2009 Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference Proceedings
Author:Gary Almeraris, Bill Mariucci
Publisher:SME - 2009


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