1st Edition

Handbook on Tunnels and Underground Works Volume 2: Construction – Methods, Equipment, Tools and Materials

    564 Pages 418 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book set provides a new, global, updated, thorough, clear, and practical risk-based approach to tunnelling design and construction methods, and discusses detailed examples of solutions applied to relevant case histories. It is organized in three sequential and integrated volumes:

    • Volume 1: Concept – Basic Principles of Design
    • Volume 2: Construction – Methods, Equipment, Tools and Materials
    • Volume 3: Case Histories and Best Practices

    The book covers all aspects of tunnelling, giving useful and practical information about design (Vol. 1), construction (Vol. 2), and best practices (Vol. 3). It provides the following features and benefits:

    • updated vision on tunnelling design, tools, materials, and construction
    • balanced mix of theory, technology, and applied experience
    • different and harmonized points of view from academics, professionals, and contractors
    • easy consultation in the form of a handbook
    • risk-oriented approach to tunnelling problems.

    The tunnelling industry is amazingly widespread and increasingly important all over the world, particularly in developing countries. The possible audience of the book are engineers, geologists, designers, constructors, providers, contractors, public and private customers, and, in general, technicians involved in the tunnelling and underground works industry. It is also a suitable source of information for industry professionals, senior undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and academics.

    1 Introduction: excavation techniques for conventional and full-face mechanised tunnelling. Reasons for the choice and differences
    E.M. Pizzarotti and S. Bellini

    2 Construction methods
    P. Grasso, A. Lavagno, G. Brino, M. Cardu, D. Martinelli, C. Todaro, A. Carigi, G. Cotugno, D. Peila, M. Concilia, S. Bechter, M. Bringiotti, D. Nicastro, V. Manassero, T. Peinsitt, and S. Santarelli

    3 Support technology
    L. Schiavinato, P. Ferrante, E. Bertino, A. Luciani, M. Pescara, S. Airoldi, and M. Bringiotti

    4 Auxiliary methods technology: ground reinforcing, ground improving and pre-support technology
    G. Cassani, M. Gatti, C.L. Zenti, V. Manassero, S. Pelizza, and A. Pigorini

    5 Monitoring
    A. Morino, A. Balestrieri, G. Carrieri, M. Martino, and G. Pezzetti

    6 Plants and job site organization
    M. Bringiotti, P. Romualdi, P. Rufer, K. Pini, N. Faggioni, and C. Todaro

    7 Tunnel refurbishment
    A. Damiani and E. Crippa


    Emilio Bilotta, Salvatore Miliziano, Andrea Pigorni, Enrcio Maria Pizzarotti