The object of this study was to recommend actions that result in public underground projects that are completed on schedule, and at reasonable cost, and operate to design. To this end, a hypothetical model of a major urban underground transportation construction project called the Key City Model was developed by a subcommittee of the National Committee on Tunnelling Technology. From this model, the subcommittee derived a list of primary elements-social, political, physical, and technical-that could conceivably be faced in building an urban rapid transit system which might have a bearing on management. A questionnaire containing these elements was sent to 105 people experienced in underground construction who were asked to rank them. Using the survey results, the subcommittee ranked the elements and then sent out another survey asking for recommendations. As a result this survey and the comments made at a workshop attended by people involved in underground construction, the recommendations presented here were formulated.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Study conducted by the Subcommittee on Management of Major Underground Construction Projects. Sponsored by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration, National Science Foundation, and Office of the Secretary of the Department of Transportation. See also PB-236973 and PB-272964.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Academy of Engineering

    National Committee on Tunneling Technology
    Washington, DC  United States  20418

    Office of the Secretary of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    National Science Foundation

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  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 151 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194155
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NRC/AE-TT-78-1 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-70030, DOT-TSC-1290
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM