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Screening ground risk in underground works as part of a predictive modelling approach

Tunnels and underground spaces are expensive to build, and the ground continues to present a key source of construction risk.

09 Jan 2020
Eddies R, Wood R, Haynes A, Warburton D and Pressdee C
DOI: 10.1680/jcien.19.00035

This paper outlines the tangible benefits of an iterative and predictive ground-modelling approach to manage subsurface risk for key subsurface project stakeholders, namely owners, designers and constructors. Using a recent case study from the UK mining sector, it highlights how a well-designed and well-executed pre-construction geophysical screening process can play a vital, early role in reducing uncertainty in the ground, thereby improving the management of underground construction risk.

Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Civil Engineering

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