The Philosophy of Tunnelling
Underground spaces do not follow the principles of defined properties, testable conditions and specific structural loads that outline aboveground civil construction. Experience in aboveground construction, references or textbooks provide limited assistance in underground construction. One single answer cannot be adopted as a continuous solution to a regularly occurring problem from one project to another.
The “philosophy” of tunnelling is a continuous dialogue that changes from one project to another on the belief that each task of each project depends on engineering judgment, experience and decision making under uncertainty. The ground with all its questionability makes up the essential part of the underground structure, loads are estimated and controlling groundwater can only be anticipated every step of the way.
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