2015 CSCE Annual Conference Regina - Building on our Growth Opportunities Conference
Ms. Sherifa Ismail, The American University in Cairo
Ms. Zeina El Tohamy, The American University in Cairo
Mr. Mohamed Shaheen, The American University in Cairo
Mr. Mohamed Hamed, The American University in Cairo
Mr. Hazem El Essawy, The American University in Cairo
Mr. Mohamed Afifi, The American University in Cairo (Presenter)
Multi-storey underground buildings are commonly constructed for commercial or service purposes. Construction of such structures involves unique construction methods due to various characteristics like soil condition, cost, constructability, resources and time. This paper covers different methods of construction of multi-storey underground buildings and provides a comparative analysis to show when to use every method of construction according to the conditions available. Two projects in which multi-storey underground buildings were constructed with different sizes, from two different countries and with different 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.