SWEDISH EXPERIENCE OF UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION IN URBAN AREAS. SEVENTH AUSTRALIAN TUNNELLING CONFERENCE; THE UNDERGROUND DOMAIN, SYDNEY, 11-13 SEPTEMBER 1990; PREPRINTS OF PAPERS

Sweden has a long tradition of using the subsurface for different purposes, especially in urban areas. Underground space offers a stable and safe location for many types of human activity. In this paper some aspects of the development of the contractual agreements and technology involved in underground construction will be discussed. The importance of close co-operation between the client and the contractor increases with the complexity of a project. This paper presents the traditional Swedish method of co-operation between client, consultants and contractor including the Active Design concept and risk-sharing. Underground construction in urban areas requires special technology in order to avoid disturbance of the surroundings by blast-induced vibration and lowering of groundwater levels. Some interesting projects are reviewed in the paper and a description is given of some advances in blasting and grouting techniques. The projects, which are all on-going, comprise the storing of coal and natural gas, and some unconventional tunnelling in urban areas. (Author/TRRL)

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    Institution of Engineers

    11 National Circuit
    Barton, A.C.T.,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • STILLE, H
    • Olsson, P
    • FRANZEN, T
    • Nord, G
  • Publication Date: 1990-7

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  • Accession Number: 00620300
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-85825-504-9
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM