This report identifies procedures and practices in major underground construction projects and recommends improved procedures that will ensure more efficient and economic execution of these projects. It is the continuation of a previous study by the subcommittee on Contracting Practices of the U.S. National Committee on Tunneling Technology which noted that many of the problems encountered in the contracting and construction phases of underground projects result from actions taken in development, pre-design, and design phases. A hypothetical model of a major urban underground transportation construction project is described in detail. One of the most important causes of management is delayed decisive action. Thirty-nine most critical elements of a project are listed. Steps leading to completion and operation of the project are outlined. Recommended objectives and specific recommendations to support each objective are presented in the concluding section. The report is intended for use by government organizations, professional associations, and industry concerned with underground construction.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Committee on Tunneling Technology

    Subcommittee on Management of Major Underground Constr Proj
    Washington, DC  United States 

    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

    Applied Science and Research Applications, 1800 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20550
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198024
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSF/RA-780467
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-DAR76-21335
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1981 12:00AM