2015 CSCE Annual Conference Regina - Building on our Growth Opportunities

2015 CSCE Annual Conference Regina - Building on our Growth Opportunities Conference


Title
Selection Criteria for Tunnel Construction


Author(s)
Dr. Mohamed Darwish, The American University in Cairo
Ms. Reem Abou Ali (Presenter)
Mr. Osama Hashem
Mr. Shady Girgis
Ms. Menna-t-Allah Assal
Ms. Amira Youssef
Mr. Mohamed Auf
Ms. Aya Diab
Ms. Mireille Kirolos
Mr. Mohamed Seif
Mr. Yousef Shehata
Abstract

Tunnels are necessary for transportation and sanitary purposes allover the world. Construction of tunnels involves utilizing unique construction methods due to various characteristics like cost, constructability, resources and time. This paper covers different methods of tunnel construction by concentrating on different construction methods of every type of tunnels. Moreover, a comparative analysis is provided to show when to use every method of construction according to the conditions available. Two projects involving tunnels with different sizes and project conditions were studied and examined against the developed selection criteria in order to evaluate the validity of the applied construction methods in each case.