Innovations in Structural Technologies to Create Spaces Near Railways

When building structures near railways, much construction work is done taking into account the impacts on train operation classified as “construction near commercial lines.” Construction costs are on the increase due to time constraints of construction needing to be done at times when trains and passengers are not passing through the site and spatial constraints of avoiding the structure gauge for rolling stock and building in places that do not obstruct passengers. Construction near commercial lines involving work done on artificial ground and viaducts may incur costs more than double those of construction in ordinary places. Moreover, since the 1995 Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, seismic motion that structures are designed to withstand has become large, and this is another factor leading to increased costs when building structures. The authors will not be able to build quality social infrastructure at low cost by simply following conventional design and construction methods in work to build and renovate. The authors are hence making efforts in innovating structure technologies to create new spaces.


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  • Accession Number: 01605920
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 25 2016 8:43AM