Shanghai Tunnel Projects Spur Construction Innovations

by Wang Zhen Xin, Deputy Chf. Engr.; Shanghai Tunnel Construction Company, China,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1982, Vol. 52, Issue 12, Pg. 36-38

Document Type: Feature article

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Since underground construction in soft ground is newly developed in Shanghai, there is little experience there as compared to what is known for specific sites in other countires. Well known tunneling techniques had to be adjusted to meet the needs of China's environment. In some cases, new methods had to be devised. Areas of tunnel construction for which adjustments or innovations were made are long distance pipe jacking, and the use of cast in-situ walls or precast concrete sheet piles. These techniques are described and illustrated.

Subject Headings: Tunnels | Construction management | Innovation | Underground construction | Construction sites | Soft soils | Precast concrete | Concrete piles | Shanghai | China | Asia

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