The State of the Art of Risk Management Standards on Tunnels and Underground Works in China

Engineering risk management in China is being paid increasing attention. More than ten years ago, risk assessment was only used for very large-scale infrastructure projects and focused on the project's economic risk. After 2002, engineering risk management (RM) was recommended for China's large-scale infrastructure construction. Project accidents were happening continuously, which led to a lot of economic loss and severe injuries. All of the accidents on big projects provoked an urgency to take measures for dealing with risks. The government recognized that project RM could manage the engineering construction risks and published some new guidelines/standards for large scale projects. The project RM guidelines/standards are focused chiefly on large infrastructure projects (tunnels, roads, railways, bridges, and harbor works) to manage the technical risks during project feasibility study, design and construction phases. The present article addresses the state-of-the-art RM on tunnels and underground works in China. The features and functionality of the project RM application (as illustrated from national data on accidents and casualties from 2003-2011) can reduce the hazards and control the economic loss significantly.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 419-426
  • Monograph Title: Vulnerability, Uncertainty, and Risk: Quantification, Mitigation, and Management

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Risk management; State of the art; Tunneling; Tunnels
  • Geographic Terms: China
  • Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Bridges and other structures; Construction; Design; Highways; I10: Economics and Administration; I25: Design of Tunnels; I54: Construction of Tunnels;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01532701
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413609
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2014 3:01PM