URBAN TUNNELS TODAY

REFERENCE IS MADE TO THE OECD ADVISORY CONFERENCE ON TUNNELING, WASHINGTON, U.S.A., JUNE 1970, AND SOME IN EXTENT AND SUPPORTED BY AN ELASTIC FOUNDATION. THIS UNDERGROUND ZONES IN MAJOR CITY CENTERS IN EUROPE AND THE U.S.A. TUNNELING FORECASTS FOR 1970-79, BASED ON AN 18-COUNTRY SURVEY BY OECD, INDICATE A RISE OF 150% IN THE DEMAND FOR RAILWAY TUNNELS, AND 180% FOR RAPID TRANSIT TUNNELS. UNDERGROUND PARKING IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE 280% BY VOLUME, AND THE TOTAL VOLUME OF ALL EXCAVATIONS, INCLUDING MINING (BUT EXCLUDING PIPELINES AND SEWERS), MAY AMOUNT TO 6031 MILLION CUBIC METRES. /RRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 35, No 3, PP 57-58, 3 PHOT
  • Authors:
    • Braun, W M
  • Publication Date: 1971-3

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  • Accession Number: 00235180
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 19 1971 12:00AM