Tunnelling has become a fragmented process, excessively influenced by lawyers'notions of confrontational contractual bases. This prevents the pooling of skills, essential to the achievement of the promoters' objectives. Tunnelling: Management by Design seeks the reversal of this trend. After a brief historical treatment of selected developments, the concept of design is defined in detail and related to systems and to risk, the central features of this book. A final chapter discusses the failure in 1994 of railway tunnels at Heathrow Airport which well illustrates the expensive results of disregard for several of the criteria for success.
The book covers all the main aspects of tunnelling:
This book is an essential handbook for professional engineers engaged in all aspects of tunnelling and geotechnically-based construction, including those in public authorities, private consultants and contractors, plant manufacturers, and designers of specialist geoprocessors. It will also appeal to project managers, lawyers involved in contractual issues, and civil engineers from post-docs to professors and researchers in geotechnics and structures, in engineering management, health and safety, construction law and risk assessment.
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"Whether you read it from cover to cover or just to dip into it, it is well worth the effort."
—Concrete March 2001
"Alan Muir Wood is a legend in the tunnelling community and this book, Tunnelling - Management by Design, typifies his contribution to tunnelling."
—NZ Geomechanics News June 2001
"This book by Alan Muir Wood is an excellent reference and should be in the personal library of every engineer and manager involved in tunneling. It is very readable and the no holds barred approach adopted by the author in discussing the important issues is authoritative and refreshing. It comprehensively covers the technical aspects and philosophies of tunnelling and many readers will find it has applications to other major civil engineering projects."
—NZ Geomechanics News, June 2001
"We know of no other textbook on tunnelling with a comparably large breadth of treatment..."
Preface. Notation. Introduction. Background to modern tunnelling. Design - the ubiquitous element. Planning. Studies and investigations. Design of the tunnel project. Design of construction. Management. Hazards, disputes and their resolution. Coda - the Heathrow Tunnel collapse. References. Author Index. Subject Index.
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Descrizione libro CRC Press, 2000. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Preface. Notation. Introduction. Chapter 1: Background to modern tunnelling 1. 1 Introduction 1. 2 Tunnelling in antiquity 1. 3 Development of rationale 1. 4 New methods, tools and techniques 1. 5 Towards the present day 1. 6 The developing problems of management Chapter 2: Design - the ubiquitous element 2. 1 The nature of design and its application to tunnelling 2. 2 Steps in the Design Process 2. 3 Examples of application of the principles 2. 4 Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2. 5 Pitfalls in the design process 2. 6 The observational approach 2. 7 The observational method and observational design Chapter 3: Planning 3. 1 Introduction to planning 3. 2 Financial planning 3. 3 The law: facilitator or tripwire 3. 4 Competence in planning 3. 5 Coordinated planning of projects 3. 6 Issues of procurement of concern to planning 3. 7 Reliability of forecasting 3. 8 Practical examples of success and failure in planning Chapter 4: Studies and investigations 4. 1 The methodical acquisition of data 4. 2 How not to manage the site investigation 4. 3 How much site investigation? 4. 4 Reporting on site investigation 4. 5 Indentification of patterns in the ground 4. 6 Specific features of site investigation Chapter 5: Design of the tunnel project 5. 1 Options in tunnel design 5. 2 Design of the support system 5. 3 Ground movements and surface settlement 5. 4 Pressure tunnels 5. 5 Aids to design calculation Chapter 6: Design of construction 6. 1 The construction process 6. 2 The initial phases 6. 3 Choice of method 6. 4 Special expedients Chapter 7: Management 7. 1 Introduction 7. 2 Project procurement 7. 3 The 'zero-sum' fallacy 7. 4 The functions of project management 7. 5 Principles of project management 7. 6 Project management in practice 7. 7 The team - and the contract Chapter 8: Hazards, disputes and their resolution 8. 1 Introduction 8. 2 Hazards in construction 8. 3 Methane 8. 4 Defects during operation 8. 5 Disputes Chapter 9: Coda: the Heathrow Tunnel collapse 9. 1 The context of the project 9. 2 The project unfolds 9. 3 Technical explorations for the collapse 9. 4 Failures of management 9. 5 Summary of factors contributing to failure 9. 6 Events post collapse. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0419232001