ENGINERING IN UNDERGROUND SPACE DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATION

The point is made that although underground space development has a different set of problems for the architect, engineer and planner, the solutions can be effectively established within a cost range that makes underground space a prime candidate for development. The engineer's role is to serve as part of a team comprised of the owner or developer, geologist, planner and architect, to create a development which can provide space within the economy required for any development. The engineers problems will include the development of: rail and road access and criculation to serve the space intended for development; people circulation within the space; environmental factors including temperature, humidity and ventilation control; fire protection; unusual conditions (ongoing quarrying blasting, and water seepage); and underground utilities.

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  • Pagination: p. 51-53

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00130631
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1976 12:00AM