The Ultimate Challenge
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has spent $2 billion and more than a decade studying the feasibility of constructing a nuclear waste repository inside Yucca Mountain in Nevada. The...

Sealing the Subway
Although work on the Los Angeles Metro subway is stopped for now, the project has introduced a number of innovations and advances to the American tunneling community, including the use...

Undersea Shield Tunnels of Trans-Tokyo Bay Highway

Design and Construction of Excavation for Shanghai Metro

Brasilia Metro Underground

The Santiago Subway: A Geotechnical Experience in Coarse Soil

Tunneling through Gasoline Contamination: The Caracas Metro Experience

Underground Construction for Toronto's Subway Expansion

Digging for the Washington DC Metro System

Understanding NATM as a Design Process in Construction

Control of Settlement in Compensation Grouting: Jubilee Line in London

Grouts and Grouting
A Potpourri of Projects
This proceedings, Grouts and Grouting: A Potpourri of Projects, consists of papers presented at sessions sponsored by the Geo-Institute in...

Cure for Thinning Concrete
After placing 75% of the concrete liner for twin 4.6 km transit tunnels in Portland, Ore., engineers discovered areas of concrete that were thinner than the prescribed 305 mm thickness....

Subway Construction Experience in Taipei and Bangkok

Underground Transportation Facilities: USA & Asia

Innovative Approaches to Environmental Permitting on the Central Artery/Tunnel (CA/T) Project

Downtown Goes Uptown in Stainless Steel
In an unusual urban planning endeavor, a business district in Houston upgraded infrastructure, and added stainless steel design elements to unify the area. About $11 million was raised...

How Creative Engineers Think
Engineering giants think in a non-traditional way, combining scientific thinking with creative thinking, which results in technological thought. The author gives examples of how Gustave...

Tough Conditions, Innovative Solutions
Two major innovations in U.S. construction practice are part of the solution to a complex and difficult portion of the Massachusetts Highway Department's Central Artery/Tunnel...

Keeping Tabs on Two Tunnels (available in Geoenvironmental Special Issue only)
Engineers devised a unique liquid level monitoring system to check vertical movements in 90-year old twin subway tunnels. Construction for the Boston Central Artery/Tunnel project requires...

 

 

 

 

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